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Council leader reveals post-Covid regeneration plans

Council leader reveals post-Covid regeneration plans

15 June 2021

A borough has secured 200k to revitalise its communities.

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What if Kent's Ted Heath hadn't become PM?

What if Kent's Ted Heath hadn't become PM?

14 June 2021

A top historian has predicted how Britain could have taken a different path if Kent's highest-profile politician hadn't made it to the top.

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'Matt Hancock is Arséne Wenger of politics'

'Matt Hancock is Arséne Wenger of politics'

11 June 2021

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

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Cllr still going strong after 50 years!

Cllr still going strong after 50 years!

11 June 2021

A parish councillor is still going strong today after 50 years of unbroken service to the council.

Patel's asylum pledge as KCC set to sue

Patel's asylum pledge as KCC set to sue

10 June 2021

Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to help KCC with lone child asylum seekers as the authority gets ready to sue her Home Office.

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Hancock hits back at Cummings as Kent MPs grill him

Hancock hits back at Cummings as Kent MPs grill him

10 June 2021

Matt Hancock has hit back at Dominic Cummings and admitted scientific advice led to a delay of lockdown.

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'County town's bike hire scheme needs turning up a gear'

'County town's bike hire scheme needs turning up a gear'

09 June 2021

Councillors shared their thoughts on proposals for a town's bike hire scheme, and heard that electric scooters will not be included in the plans.

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County Town could get electric scooter hire scheme

County Town could get electric scooter hire scheme

08 June 2021

Borough councillors are set to be debate plans for a micromobility scheme, which could include electric bikes or scooters.

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How general election boundary changes could impact Kent

How general election boundary changes could impact Kent

08 June 2021

Proposed changes to constituency boundaries could see the number of seats in Kent increase from 17 to 18 before the next general election.

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Number of asylum seeker children putting huge pressure on social workers

Number of asylum seeker children putting huge pressure on social workers

07 June 2021

Social services in Kent are struggling to cope with the huge number of asylum seeker children needing help, the leader of the council has revealed.

MP continues live interview after daughter's surprise interruption

MP continues live interview after daughter's surprise interruption

07 June 2021

A Kent MP continued to calmly discuss foreign aid and China after his young daughter gate-crashed a live interview.

Council 'will have to stop taking child asylum seekers within days'

Council 'will have to stop taking child asylum seekers within days'

07 June 2021

KCC has warned it could be forced to refuse any more child asylum seekers as soon as the end of this week, as it prepares to sue the Home Office.

Cash-strapped homeowners leave councils £20m out of pocket

Cash-strapped homeowners leave councils £20m out of pocket

07 June 2021

Councils in Kent are facing a £20m shortfall in council tax as a result of householders struggling to pay bills during the pandemic.

The quiet landslide that gave Labour a second term

The quiet landslide that gave Labour a second term

07 June 2021

Twenty years ago today voters in Kent headed to the polls and gave Labour a victory in seats they "thought we could never win.”

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Girl vanishes from refugee reception centre

Girl vanishes from refugee reception centre

06 June 2021

KCC has revealed the extent of the crisis it faces, including a young girl vanishing from a reception centre, as it prepares to sue the Home Office.

'Investing in education is a win-win. Why can't Boris see that?'

'Investing in education is a win-win. Why can't Boris see that?'

04 June 2021

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

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‘It’s like holiday hokey cokey'

‘It’s like holiday hokey cokey'

04 June 2021

A travel agent has criticised the government's decision to remove Portugal from the green list of countries available to visit without isolating.

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Cash boost to develop old superstore

Cash boost to develop old superstore

02 June 2021

A community development forum has been awarded £50,000 to shape the future of a disused shop which has been closed for months.

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Council's multi-million pound plan to go greener

Council's multi-million pound plan to go greener

02 June 2021

A council wants to invest more than £11 million to reduce its carbon output.

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'£50 per pupil is not going to turbo charge anything'

'£50 per pupil is not going to turbo charge anything'

02 June 2021

The Kent Association for Headteachers chairman has launched a scathing attack on the government after it announced £1.4bn of pupil catch-up cash.

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