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Staff at lorry park to be redeployed amid post-Brexit delays

Staff at lorry park to be redeployed amid post-Brexit delays

17 May 2022

Staff at a brexit lorry park could have to be redeployed amid ongoing delays to border controls.

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Coalition deal 'reached' to run council

Coalition deal 'reached' to run council

16 May 2022

Discussions at the weekend are set to have hammered out details about the future running of a borough council after Conservatives lost control.

Council members to stand down

Council members to stand down

16 May 2022

Four Labour group councillors have announced they will not be seeking re-election.

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'Reaction to food bank picture over-the-top'

'Reaction to food bank picture over-the-top'

15 May 2022

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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First asylum seekers to be sent to Rwanda 'within fortnight'

First asylum seekers to be sent to Rwanda 'within fortnight'

14 May 2022

The Prime Minister says the first 50 asylum seekers will be deported later this month under a controversial new immigration policy.

Family of seven left living in one-bedroom flat

Family of seven left living in one-bedroom flat

13 May 2022

A family of seven left living in a one-bedroom flat will be paid £6,000 by a council.

Coalition talks 'yet to begin'

Coalition talks 'yet to begin'

13 May 2022

The Lib Dems have yet to secure coalition partners to run a borough council where the Tories have lost control.

Local authority slammed by neighbouring council boss

Local authority slammed by neighbouring council boss

11 May 2022

A top councillor has accused a neighbouring council of "laughing off" concerns over plans to build 2,000 homes.

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Police jobs will be lost amid budget squeeze

Police jobs will be lost amid budget squeeze

11 May 2022

Kent Police has insisted that its plans to save close to £7m from its budget this year will not affect key frontline staff.

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How the Queen's speech impacts Kent

How the Queen's speech impacts Kent

10 May 2022

A promise to pay seafarers minimum wage and a crackdown on 'guerilla' protesters among 38 Bills unveiled in Queen's speech.

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Conservatives secure control of Maidstone council

Conservatives secure control of Maidstone council

10 May 2022

A former Tory councillor has rejoined the party to ensure the Conservatives keep control of a key borough.

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'Partygate... Beergate... many Covid rules were simply daft'

'Partygate... Beergate... many Covid rules were simply daft'

10 May 2022

A Kent MP has expressed his frustration at the ongoing rows into alleged lockdown breaches - arguing many Covid rules were "simply daft".

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E-scooter order for hundreds of streets made permanent

E-scooter order for hundreds of streets made permanent

09 May 2022

An order making the use of trial electric scooters legal on hundreds of city streets is to be made permanent this week.

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'I have been trapped in my home for four months'

'I have been trapped in my home for four months'

08 May 2022

A disabled man says he has been trapped in his own home for four months after his car was damaged.

Another member quits troubled council

Another member quits troubled council

07 May 2022

'Who will sort out this beleaguered parish council?' pleads desperate villager as another councillor quits leaving just two in charge.

The votes are in - but what does it all mean for Kent?

The votes are in - but what does it all mean for Kent?

06 May 2022

Our political editor gives his take on what the Conservatives losing control of a district council means for Kent's political landscape.

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Tories lose control of two borough councils

Tories lose control of two borough councils

06 May 2022

The Mayor of Tunbridge Wells is among the Conservatives to lose his seat in two local elections.

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Tories lose majority on borough council

Tories lose majority on borough council

06 May 2022

The Conservatives no longer hold the majority over a borough council after losing two seats in the local elections.

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Tory councillor suspended amid sexual harassment probe

Tory councillor suspended amid sexual harassment probe

03 May 2022

A Conservative councillor has been suspended from the party amid a probe into sexual harassment.

Missing children visited troubled strip club, report claims

Missing children visited troubled strip club, report claims

03 May 2022

Bouncers at a troubled strip club attacked revellers and missing children visited the venue, a police report claims.

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