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And the winner is ... a local good cause

And the winner is ... a local good cause

04 December 2021

It's not gambling, it's helping people support good causes, argues a councillor in favour of a town lottery.

Kent needs levelling up cash

Kent needs levelling up cash

03 December 2021

Our political editor takes a look at the national and local politics story affecting Kent this week.

Voters get to give their verdict

Voters get to give their verdict

03 December 2021

A total of 10 candidates are fighting for the three vacant seats on Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council.

By-election candidates outline their aims

By-election candidates outline their aims

02 December 2021

Four people aiming to be elected to the council later this month have outlined what they hope to achieve.

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'I don't talk about trans rights because it's not my place'

'I don't talk about trans rights because it's not my place'

29 November 2021

A Kent MP says it is not her place to speak on trans issues since it is not her “lived experience”.

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More tragic details emerge after fatal crossing

More tragic details emerge after fatal crossing

28 November 2021

Two mothers and each of their four children - aged as young as five - are among those feared dead in Wednesday's Channel crossing tragedy.

Mass protests against housebuilding across Kent

Mass protests against housebuilding across Kent

28 November 2021

Protests against "relentless" housebuilding are took place across Kent today as residents groups join a day of action.

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Number of councillors will shrink to 48 - and perhaps fewer

Number of councillors will shrink to 48 - and perhaps fewer

27 November 2021

A council committee has accepted the loss of seven councillors, amid fears that a bigger loss is in the pipeline.

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'We don't need more training' say councillors

'We don't need more training' say councillors

26 November 2021

A councillor has revealed how the stress of a controversial housing application 'nearly killed' him.

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Councils ordered to take share of child asylum seekers

Councils ordered to take share of child asylum seekers

23 November 2021

Kent County Council has welcomed the Home Offices order for other authorities to take in unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Government "misled" over GP appointments

Government "misled" over GP appointments

23 November 2021

A MP has clashed with a health minister over the difficulty his constituents find trying to contact a doctor.

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Firms and homeowners failed to pay £1.3m in tax

Firms and homeowners failed to pay £1.3m in tax

23 November 2021

Businesses and residents failing to pay the correct tax have been ordered to repay huge amounts of money in unpaid bills after an investigation.

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Farage could be back over Channel crossings

Farage could be back over Channel crossings

23 November 2021

Nigel Farage has not ruled out a return to the political frontline over the issue of spiralling channel crossings.

Covid blamed for failure to publish accounts

Covid blamed for failure to publish accounts

23 November 2021

A local authority has blamed the impact of Covid on its 'resources' for a delay in publishing its annual accounts.

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'It's not clear social care solution is fair'

'It's not clear social care solution is fair'

23 November 2021

A Kent MP was among nearly 70 Tories who did not back the government in a key vote on changes to the adult social care system.

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Send troops to France to solve asylum crisis, says MP

Send troops to France to solve asylum crisis, says MP

22 November 2021

As record numbers of asylum seekers cross the Channel in small boats one Kent MP has called for troops to be sent to France.

MP urges rethink on care costs cap plan

MP urges rethink on care costs cap plan

22 November 2021

The government could face a revolt on its social care reforms in a vote due to be held later today.

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'Other councils must help with child asylum seekers'

'Other councils must help with child asylum seekers'

22 November 2021

A dispersal scheme that sees asylum seeker children transferred into the care of councils across the country is slowing, a councillor has warned.

'Don't call our children 'woke''

'Don't call our children 'woke''

22 November 2021

A head teacher has hit out at the 'older generation' dismissing children as 'woke' and using phrases such as cancel culture.

Youth justice service 'must improve' amid gowning violence concerns

Youth justice service 'must improve' amid gowning violence concerns

21 November 2021

Kent's youth justice service must improve its care of young children as a councillor calls for a "culture change" amid growing violence concerns.

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