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Deputy council leader dropped

Deputy council leader dropped

11 January 2022

A Conservative council has suspended one of its senior figures.

Heading for the exit? How Boris could leave No.10

Heading for the exit? How Boris could leave No.10

11 January 2022

The writing may be on the wall for Boris Johnson after yet another scandal – but how exactly might he leave?

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MP warned people to stay off beach on day of Downing Street garden party

MP warned people to stay off beach on day of Downing Street garden party

11 January 2022

On the day the Prime Minister allegedly attended an illegal party one Kent MP was branding people reckless for going to the beach.

'It's not a good time to tell you what I think'

'It's not a good time to tell you what I think'

11 January 2022

Most Kent MPs have once again stayed silent following the latest "Bring Your Own Booze" lockdown-busting Downing Street party.

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6,600 secondary school places needed by 2026

6,600 secondary school places needed by 2026

10 January 2022

Thousands more secondary and special school places will be needed in Kent over the next five years.

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MP casts doubt on need for Covid 'surge centre'

MP casts doubt on need for Covid 'surge centre'

09 January 2022

A Kent MP has questioned whether a medical ‘hub’ to cope with patients with Covid will be needed despite escalating numbers contracting the virus.

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The key political issues to dominate Kent in 2022

The key political issues to dominate Kent in 2022

09 January 2022

Will we finally see the end of Covid, Boris and Channel crossings? Our political editor shares his view.

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Kent MPs pay tribute to colleague after shock death

Kent MPs pay tribute to colleague after shock death

07 January 2022

MPs from across the political spectrum have paid tribute to Labour's Jack Dromey following his sudden death.

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Hike in council tax for policing proposed

Hike in council tax for policing proposed

07 January 2022

Taxpayers could be asked to cough up an extra £10 a year in council tax to fund further investment in the county's police force.

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Garden village 'could put Kent fishing at risk'

Garden village 'could put Kent fishing at risk'

06 January 2022

Plans for 5,000 homes could pollute a river and put fishing at risk, according to a law firm representing anglers.

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Plans revealed to redraw political map in Kent boroughs

Plans revealed to redraw political map in Kent boroughs

05 January 2022

The battle lines in several council areas across the county will be redrawn this year with authorities seeing a drop in the number of councillors.

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Rapid river boats 'likely' as council agrees to sell off pier

Rapid river boats 'likely' as council agrees to sell off pier

05 January 2022

A council's agreed to sell off a pier to a private company aiming to bring in a rapid river boat service to London but some have raised concern.

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Kent author wins Costa Children's Book Award

Kent author wins Costa Children's Book Award

04 January 2022

An author who used her home town and its central role in the Channel crossings crisis as inspiration has won an award for her latest novel.

Disgraced ex-Tory MP's home makes £700k from sale

Disgraced ex-Tory MP's home makes £700k from sale

03 January 2022

The former matrimonial home of a shamed ex-MP who claimed universal credit has sold for a handsome profit.

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Former mayor and borough freeman dies

Former mayor and borough freeman dies

31 December 2021

A long-serving and well-respected former councillor and mayor has died as tributes are paid her years of dedication to public service.

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Kent MP blasts Covid test shortage as cases rise

Kent MP blasts Covid test shortage as cases rise

29 December 2021

An MP has expressed his frustration at the "gridlock" in the availability of Covid testing kits.

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2021: From parties to rebels – a year in politics

2021: From parties to rebels – a year in politics

26 December 2021

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on what has been a turbulent, tumultuous and occasionally toxic 12 months of politics.

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Town's pier to be sold by council

Town's pier to be sold by council

24 December 2021

A council is planning to sell off an historic publicly-owned pier and pontoon to a private company in the new year.

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Docks redevelopment plan 'pure fantasy'

Docks redevelopment plan 'pure fantasy'

22 December 2021

Plans revealed for a 3,600 home development and a promise of 2,000 jobs have been shunned by opponents who say it will never get enough support.

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Hospital gets greenlight for new mental health ward

Hospital gets greenlight for new mental health ward

21 December 2021

Plans for a new mental health ward have been approved, despite one councillor describing it as "soul destroying".

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