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Tories lose council seat that was once uncontested by other parties

Tories lose council seat that was once uncontested by other parties

17 June 2022

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

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Kent council facing 'crunch point' and Gove could intervene

Kent council facing 'crunch point' and Gove could intervene

17 June 2022

The government may send in commissioners to deal with the "turmoil" at a local authority, a leaked document suggests.

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Litter police make innocent shopper do 'walk of shame'

Litter police make innocent shopper do 'walk of shame'

15 June 2022

A non-smoker has criticised 'intimidating' enforcement officers who wrongly accused her of throwing a cigarette butt from her car window at Morrisons.

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Channel crossings: Can anyone solve the eternal riddle?

Channel crossings: Can anyone solve the eternal riddle?

14 June 2022

From flying people to Rwanda and using jet skis to push back boats - efforts to stop refugees crossing the Channel still haven't been solved.

Is this Kent's most controversial council?

Is this Kent's most controversial council?

14 June 2022

Can one of the county's most controversial local authorities ever transform its reputation in the eyes of the people it serves?

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'Boris the maverick political Top Gun plays by his own rules'

'Boris the maverick political Top Gun plays by his own rules'

10 June 2022

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

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Council boss to leave role with immediate effect

Council boss to leave role with immediate effect

09 June 2022

The chief executive of a council, which was found to have failed to handle bullying accusations last year, has resigned from her role.

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Pool plans dropped from council's £20m regeneration bid

Pool plans dropped from council's £20m regeneration bid

08 June 2022

A council has dropped plans to include a new swimming pool in its bid for £20m of the government's levelling-up fund because it wasn't 'realistic'.

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'End the self-indulgent navel-gazing' say local Tory chiefs after ballot

'End the self-indulgent navel-gazing' say local Tory chiefs after ballot

07 June 2022

The fallout from a vote of no confidence continues with warnings from party activists that rebel MPs needed to put up or shut up, or risk civil war.

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Kent MP accuses BBC of making PM 'look like Hannibal Lecter'

Kent MP accuses BBC of making PM 'look like Hannibal Lecter'

07 June 2022

One of the county's Tory MPs has defended Boris Johnson and attacked the media for damaging the Prime Minister's reputation.

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'Alex was nothing short of a lion-heart, a hero'

'Alex was nothing short of a lion-heart, a hero'

06 June 2022

Heartbroken staff and students have paid tribute to a 'gentle, kind' law lecturer following his sudden death, aged 46.

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No confidence? 'No comment'

No confidence? 'No comment'

06 June 2022

All of Kent's Tory MPs have been contacted by KentOnline and asked how they intended to vote in this evening's ballot.

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Boris Johnson awaits results of confidence vote

Boris Johnson awaits results of confidence vote

06 June 2022

Boris Johnson will soon discover his fate after a vote of no confidence was held in Westminster.

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New committee system is 'unfair'

New committee system is 'unfair'

05 June 2022

A council leader has dismissed complaints after a councillor slammed his new committee system as being 'unfair'.

Row over parish councillors living in France

Row over parish councillors living in France

05 June 2022

Villagers are angry that two parish councillors, now living in France, have not resigned.

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'While you were partying I was at my uncle's funeral crying'

'While you were partying I was at my uncle's funeral crying'

01 June 2022

A Kent girl. 12 , has scolded “disgusting” Boris Johnson for his partygate actions in a letter to Number 10.

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Ex-mayor predicts more Tory losses as party loses control of council

Ex-mayor predicts more Tory losses as party loses control of council

01 June 2022

A former Conservative mayor who jumped ship less than a day after hanging up his chains says the party will face more losses unless changes are made.

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Passing on the chain

Passing on the chain

31 May 2022

A new mayor has picked a dementia charity as her borough's charity for 2022.

Chancellor's windfall u-turn falls flat with some MPs

Chancellor's windfall u-turn falls flat with some MPs

27 May 2022

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

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Council edits recording to remove slur against leader

Council edits recording to remove slur against leader

27 May 2022

An audio recording of a fiery council meeting has been edited by the local authority to remove allegations levelled at its leader.

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