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Fewer elections and fewer councillors to vote for

Fewer elections and fewer councillors to vote for

09 December 2021

A borough council has taken the decision to switch to full council elections instead of voting by one-thirds in future.

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Opinion: Time for our MPs to have the courage to speak out

Opinion: Time for our MPs to have the courage to speak out

08 December 2021

Only two of the county’s 16 Tory MPs have spoken out about the Downing Street Christmas party scandal. The others must follow suit.

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Women fined for lockdown bash two days before Downing Street 'party'

Women fined for lockdown bash two days before Downing Street 'party'

08 December 2021

Two women from Kent were fined for hosting a lockdown house party - just two days before a Christmas bash was reportedly held at Downing Street.

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'We'll make Kent a really hostile space for gangs to be'

'We'll make Kent a really hostile space for gangs to be'

06 December 2021

Kent's police and crime commissioner says a government plan to tackle drug crime will help eliminate county line gangs.

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Call to extend public consultation on Local Plan

Call to extend public consultation on Local Plan

06 December 2021

A council has given its residents less time to respond to a consultation on the future development of the borough than it gave to one on dog-fouling.

Official Monster Raving Loony Party candidate had his 'bananas snubbed' at by-election count

Official Monster Raving Loony Party candidate had his 'bananas snubbed' at by-election count

06 December 2021

Mad Mike Young claims other candidates refused his offer of free bananas at the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election.

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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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