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MP clashes with council chiefs over garden community plans

MP clashes with council chiefs over garden community plans

24 January 2020

Applause rang out at a meeting after an MP told local authority bosses to think again over controversial proposals to build 5,000 homes in a village.

Opposition councillors step down

Opposition councillors step down

24 January 2020

Two borough representatives have announced their resignation.

300 trees 'must come down'

300 trees 'must come down'

24 January 2020

Councillors say they have no choice but to fell hundreds of trees to reinforce a dam posing a "threat to life and property".

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Pro-EU White Cliffs banner unveiled

Pro-EU White Cliffs banner unveiled

24 January 2020

An anti-Big Ben Brexit bong movement has unveiled a gigantic pro-EU banner on the White Cliffs of Dover.

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Deal for castle gigs could be close

Deal for castle gigs could be close

24 January 2020

A deal to keep a series of summer concerts going could be close as a council says it's 'quite hopeful' of bringing the gigs back this year.

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Two loos no trek

Two loos no trek

24 January 2020

A council is spending more than a penny on two new toilets so seaside visitors don't have so far to walk.

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One step closer to protecting green space

One step closer to protecting green space

23 January 2020

A council has agreed to submit an application to classify land as a Village Green after a public petition.

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Victory over plans to scrap seafront permits

Victory over plans to scrap seafront permits

23 January 2020

Protesters have won a battle to stop the loss of more than 300 parking spaces along a popular seafront.

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'What better way to celebrate our golden moment'

'What better way to celebrate our golden moment'

23 January 2020

A mum from Kent behind a controversial campaign to ring Big Ben for Brexit says the country must celebrate the moment and is backing the calls.

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Council to discuss green space's future

Council to discuss green space's future

22 January 2020

A local authority will talk over a petition to protect land from development.

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Parking charges could bring 'chaos'

Parking charges could bring 'chaos'

22 January 2020

Parents, teachers and businesses could all suffer if new parking charges are introduced.

Nearly 950 foreign drivers avoid speeding fines in Op Brock

Nearly 950 foreign drivers avoid speeding fines in Op Brock

22 January 2020

Speeding motorists from European countries are escaping prosecution despite speeding on M20 contra-flow.

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Petal protest derails council meeting

Petal protest derails council meeting

21 January 2020

A council meeting had to be brought to a halt after campaigners stormed into the chamber and pelted members with petals.

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Protestors march through town centre

Protestors march through town centre

21 January 2020

Environmental campaigners, demanding action on climate change, are taking their fight to the home of Kent County Council.

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Campaign to adorn White Cliffs with pro-EU banner

Campaign to adorn White Cliffs with pro-EU banner

20 January 2020

An anti-Big Ben Brexit bong movement wants to adorn the White Cliffs of Dover with a gigantic pro-EU banner — and it's smashed its fundraising target.

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Listen to the politics podcast discuss Manston airport, the Lower Thames Crossing and Jess Phillips

Listen to the politics podcast discuss Manston airport, the Lower Thames Crossing and Jess Phillips

20 January 2020

The podcasting team talk the Labour leadership, Manston airport and whether Big Ben will bong for Brexit.

'Plans for lorry parks in limbo'

'Plans for lorry parks in limbo'

18 January 2020

A Kent MP has called on the government to address concerns that long-standing plans for lorry parks in the county are in limbo.

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Bid to drop £71k anti-knife crime fund fails

Bid to drop £71k anti-knife crime fund fails

17 January 2020

A plan to use funds earmarked for tackling knife crime to hire two Trading Standards officers was described as "extraordinary".

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Pensioners fined over faulty parking machine

Pensioners fined over faulty parking machine

17 January 2020

A couple in their 70s have been fined for parking in a council-owned car park despite problems with a faulty machine.

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Community will have its say

Community will have its say

15 January 2020

Everyone is welcome to a public meeting to discuss plans for a 5,000-home 'new village' near Maidstone.

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