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Enraged resident dumps rubbish on council steps

Enraged resident dumps rubbish on council steps

16 July 2019

A man infuriated with his council after recycling went uncollected for three months live-streamed a unique protest.

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Stroke unit to close six months early

Stroke unit to close six months early

16 July 2019

A staffing crisis has led to a stroke unit closing earlier than expected.

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Drones could be banned from parks

Drones could be banned from parks

16 July 2019

A council is looking at banning drones from parks and open spaces.

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Bee report starts sexism row

Bee report starts sexism row

14 July 2019

A councillor has been accused of "everyday sexism" during his speech on an environmental report.

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Labour MP admits party 'probably is' anti-Semitic

Labour MP admits party 'probably is' anti-Semitic

14 July 2019

A Kent MP has admitted she is "very embarrassed and ashamed" of the way Labour has been handling the anti-Semitic crisis engulfing the party.

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'Legalise drugs to stop knife crime'

'Legalise drugs to stop knife crime'

14 July 2019

The growing levels of knife crime in Kent could be solved by legalising drugs, a councillor has suggested.

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Campaigners take housing petition to Downing Street

Campaigners take housing petition to Downing Street

12 July 2019

A group opposed to a new 2,000 home development will march on Downing Street today.

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Boris, Hunt and Brexit

Boris, Hunt and Brexit

12 July 2019

Kent's Conservative party members gathered to listen to the two men battling it out to become the next Prime Minister.

Tory hustings in Kent - live blog

Tory hustings in Kent - live blog

11 July 2019

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are in Kent tonight for the latest hustings as the campaign enters its final few days.

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Solar panel row leads to landmark court win

Solar panel row leads to landmark court win

11 July 2019

A judge has ruled in favour of a solar panel owner in a landmark planning case, saying they make a 'small contribution' to the climate change fight.

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'Bet you a pint Tories will win back seat'

'Bet you a pint Tories will win back seat'

11 July 2019

The chairman of a Conservative association is in a bullish mood - as a date is confirmed for a parliamentary candidate to be selected.

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Johnson and Hunt in Kent for hustings

Johnson and Hunt in Kent for hustings

11 July 2019

The battle to become the next Conservative leader and Prime Minister will come to Kent later with party members attending a hustings.

Council declares climate emergency

Council declares climate emergency

10 July 2019

Councillors voted to declare a state of climate and ecological emergency - and has pledged to become carbon neutral within six years.

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Council inquiry form data breach

Council inquiry form data breach

10 July 2019

A council has referred itself to the information commissioner after a bug with inquiry forms left residents details open to all.

£33m payout in Brexit row was 'window dressing'

£33m payout in Brexit row was 'window dressing'

10 July 2019

The government has been criticised by MPs for paying Eurotunnel £33 million to settle a row over Brexit contracts.

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Kent MP urges police investigation into leaked emails

Kent MP urges police investigation into leaked emails

08 July 2019

An MP has called for a police inquiry into leaked ambassador's emails criticising Trump's administration.

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Power plant approved at paper mill site

Power plant approved at paper mill site

08 July 2019

Plans to create a new power plant at a paper mill have been approved by the government.

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Battle for special school places amid 'massive shortage'

Battle for special school places amid 'massive shortage'

04 July 2019

A mother has described the struggle to get her autistic son into a special needs school as new figures show the "massive shortage" of places in Kent.

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Youth councillor urges ministers to stop being 'naive' on knife crime

Youth councillor urges ministers to stop being 'naive' on knife crime

04 July 2019

A teenager has called on the government to stop being “naive” about knife crime amid a huge leap in attacks.

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Councillors to be sent on anti-bullying courses

Councillors to be sent on anti-bullying courses

04 July 2019

Councillors will be sent on anti-bullying courses following complaints from members last year with led to a party split.

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