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Own goal as MP praises 'feminine' sports... like cheerleading

Own goal as MP praises 'feminine' sports... like cheerleading

21 February 2014

A Kent MP is facing a backlash after urging girls to take up "feminine" sports... like cheerleading and ballet.

Sweet smell of success for odour campaigners?

Sweet smell of success for odour campaigners?

20 February 2014

Sickly smells coming from a deodorant factory could be a thing of the past.

Town traders urged to "Say No to Newnham Court"

Town traders urged to "Say No to Newnham Court"

20 February 2014

Around 100 business people were given the chance to quiz developers behind the proposed Newnham Court shopping centre yesterday.

Danny Alexander promises money for flood defences

Danny Alexander promises money for flood defences

19 February 2014

Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the treasury, rejected suggestions there is no money to improve flood defences in a visit to Yalding yesterday.

MP's anger at not being told about major change to high-risk surgery

MP's anger at not being told about major change to high-risk surgery

18 February 2014

An MP is demanding answers after all high-risk general surgery in east Kent was centralised amid patient safety fears - but he was not told.

Government secretary to visit Yalding

Government secretary to visit Yalding

18 February 2014

Lib Dem politician Danny Alexander will be in the village from 3.50pm to speak with residents about flooding.

Row over cash for flood-hit Yalding

Row over cash for flood-hit Yalding

17 February 2014

A political row has been sparked amid claims work to protect Yalding from flooding was scrapped... before the latest storms.

Politicians get rattled over 'baby tax'

Politicians get rattled over 'baby tax'

17 February 2014

Two contenders for the Dover and Deal parliamentary seat are at loggerheads over plans to increase maternity pay.

Kent's council tax freeze set to end

Kent's council tax freeze set to end

13 February 2014

County council taxpayers are likely to be hit with a hike in bills as a three-year freeze looks set to come to an end today.

Council tax bills for fire brigade to go up

Council tax bills for fire brigade to go up

12 February 2014

Kent council taxpayers face paying more for fire and rescue services for the first time in four years, it has been announced.

Multi-million pound boost planned for port

Multi-million pound boost planned for port

10 February 2014

A £7million revamp for the Port of Ramsgate, including a new quay that would allow more cruise ships, is under consideration.

Galloway and Starkey head-to-head on BBC Question Time in Gillingham

Galloway and Starkey head-to-head on BBC Question Time in Gillingham

07 February 2014

Historian David Starkey and controversial MP George Galloway went head-to-head on BBC Question Time hosted at MidKent College in Gillingham.

Unions demand rethink of council pay scheme

Unions demand rethink of council pay scheme

06 February 2014

Trade Union leaders are sending a shot across the bows of Medway council, warning workers could strike over the planned pay and grade scheme

Parent power wins major U-turn on Freedom Pass

Parent power wins major U-turn on Freedom Pass

05 February 2014

Widespread protests have led Kent County Council to scrap its plans to set a limit on the use of the Freedom Pass.

Thanet Council cleared of 'secret' deal

Thanet Council cleared of 'secret' deal

05 February 2014

Auditors have cleared Thanet Council of acting unlawfully over a secret deal with the ferry company Transeuropa.

Town say 'yes' to extra cost for CCTV

Town say 'yes' to extra cost for CCTV

04 February 2014

A recent poll suggests residents would be happy to pay more on their council tax bill for a working CCTV system in their town centre

Canterbury MP calls for tougher stance on legal highs

Canterbury MP calls for tougher stance on legal highs

02 February 2014

Julian Brazier has written to Home Office minister Norman Baker asking him to take action against shops such as UK Skunkworks in Northgate.

Council to fork out more than £300k for advice on shakeup

Council to fork out more than £300k for advice on shakeup

31 January 2014

A council's final bill to consultants for advice on its latest shake-up is set to reach nearly a third of a million pounds.

Council cleared over secret ferry deal

Council cleared over secret ferry deal

29 January 2014

Auditors have cleared a council of acting unlawfully over a secret deal with a collapsed ferry firm that left it owed more than £3million.

Councillor seeks block on payday loan adverts

 Councillor seeks block on payday loan adverts

29 January 2014

Councillor, Bob Frost, has put forward a proposal to make it harder for people to gain access to payday loans via council computers and websites.

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