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Parish becomes town to 'shake off Vicar of Dibley image'

Parish becomes town to 'shake off Vicar of Dibley image'

16 September 2021

A parish council has undergone a change of identity and altered its title to town to reflect its more urban setting and growing population.

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The fall of sexual predator Elphicke

The fall of sexual predator Elphicke

16 September 2021

As shamed 'naughty Tory' Charlie Elphicke is released from prison we chart the calamitous fall of the former MP.

£320,000 of tomatoes 'trashed' due to lack of pickers and drivers

£320,000 of tomatoes 'trashed' due to lack of pickers and drivers

15 September 2021

A Kent MP says a company has been forced to dumped a huge amount of produce - and urged the Prime Minister to tackle farming labour shortages.

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What the reshuffle means for Kent

What the reshuffle means for Kent

15 September 2021

Political editor Paul Francis gives his analysis of what the Cabinet reshuffle will mean to Kent.

Patel says 'illegal inmigration' priority as she keeps job in dramatic reshuffle

Patel says 'illegal inmigration' priority as she keeps job in dramatic reshuffle

15 September 2021

Dominic Raab has been moved from the foreign secretary role, while Priti Patel will stay on as home secretary as a cabinet reshuffle continues.

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What is Insulate Britan and why is it ruining my journey?

What is Insulate Britan and why is it ruining my journey?

15 September 2021

As environmental campaigners from Insulate Britain bring the M25 to a standstill for the second time in three days – here's what they want.

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'From horrors of Kabul to safety of Kent hotel'

'From horrors of Kabul to safety of Kent hotel'

15 September 2021

A man who fled Afghanistan with his family speaks of being welcomed by the people of Kent, his fears for loved ones at home and the future he faces.

'Plan B' could see return of masks and vaccine passports

'Plan B' could see return of masks and vaccine passports

14 September 2021

The Health Secretary has set out a 'plan b' if his blueprint to life with Covid does not work.

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Dozens fined for illegal parking outside schools

Dozens fined for illegal parking outside schools

14 September 2021

Newly installed CCTV cameras outside schools saw more than 70 parents slapped with fines.

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Councils to be paid £20k per Afghan refugee they take in

Councils to be paid £20k per Afghan refugee they take in

14 September 2021

The Home Office has set out its funding package for councils which take in refugees from Afghanistan and says more offers of accommodation are needed.

Universal Credit cut explained - as charities warn working families will be hit hardest

Universal Credit cut explained - as charities warn working families will be hit hardest

14 September 2021

Working families may be left struggling to pay for food and heating when Universal Credit is cut. But what is the reduction and why is it happening?

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Huge business park for village is on the way

Huge business park for village is on the way

14 September 2021

Councillors give unanimous approval to a scheme despite its location in a flood zone.

'Dummy' planning decision error happened before

'Dummy' planning decision error happened before

11 September 2021

A council left red-faced after a junior official accidentally published 'dummy' planning decisions has suffered a similar error before.

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'Boris seems to have more fixes on his plate than Bob the Builder'

'Boris seems to have more fixes on his plate than Bob the Builder'

10 September 2021

With the problem of social care reforms chief on the agenda the Prime Minister said there was whole load of things needed fixing.

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Can the UK push back boats in the Channel?

Can the UK push back boats in the Channel?

10 September 2021

Any attempt to push back boats would endanger lives and be in breach of the law, say refugee groups, but the UK government disagrees.

MP and gay council leader clash in 'transphobia' row

MP and gay council leader clash in 'transphobia' row

10 September 2021

An MP has hit back after an openly gay council leader criticised her for liking tweets described as "transphobic".

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Babies and children among asylum seekers making crossing

Babies and children among asylum seekers making crossing

08 September 2021

Babies and children have been among asylum seekers making the crossing to Dover today.

From stunning harbour to 'apocalyptic' high street

From stunning harbour to 'apocalyptic' high street

08 September 2021

A survey has revealed a split in how locals view their town, with a "beautiful" harbour just feet from a "dirty, unsafe and neglected" high street.

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'Stop using wildly inappropriate barracks'

'Stop using wildly inappropriate barracks'

07 September 2021

The government has been told to stop using a controversial barracks to house asylum seekers.

What is care tax increase and what will it mean for me?

What is care tax increase and what will it mean for me?

07 September 2021

Boris Johnson has abandoned a manifesto pledge not to raise taxes in a controversial move to fund social care reform.

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