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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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Asylum crossings resume after 11 day break

Asylum crossings resume after 11 day break

01 May 2022

It is believed more than 200 people have arrived at Kent's coastline today after crossing the Channel in small boats.

Council leader stands down

Council leader stands down

01 May 2022

Veteran council leader spills the beans on what it was like trying to run a 'rainbow' coalition of five parties.

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Farage: 'If Tories stick with Boris they'll lose next election'

Farage: 'If Tories stick with Boris they'll lose next election'

30 April 2022

Our political editor gives his take on a week that saw an emergency cabinet meeting, Nigel Farage back in Kent and an independent made council leader.

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Disgraced ex-Tory MP considers labouring job to pay legal bills

Disgraced ex-Tory MP considers labouring job to pay legal bills

29 April 2022

The former Dover MP who sexually assaulted two women told a court he'd been living on a 'hand-to-mouth basis' on welfare since his release from jail.

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Council names its new leader

Council names its new leader

28 April 2022

Swale council's new leader has been elected unopposed at an extraordinary meeting.

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