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Petrol stations swamped as drivers panic buy

Petrol stations swamped as drivers panic buy

24 September 2021

Petrol stations across Kent are being swamped as drivers panic buy fuel despite the government insisting there is no shortage.

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Backlash brewing over port redevelopment plans

Backlash brewing over port redevelopment plans

23 September 2021

A rebel group of councillors have joined a growing opposition to the controversial redevelopment putting the future of more than 800 jobs at risk.

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Pushback to halt asylum seeker boats only to be used in limited cases

Pushback to halt asylum seeker boats only to be used in limited cases

22 September 2021

Only a “small proportion” of boats carrying asylum seekers across the Channel could legally be turned back towards France, it has been revealed.

Corbyn supporters claim Labour party 'witch-hunt'

Corbyn supporters claim Labour party 'witch-hunt'

22 September 2021

Kent Labour activists who support former party leader Jeremy Corbyn have said they are targets of a witch-hunt.

Time extension sought for £170m development project

Time extension sought for £170m development project

21 September 2021

A council has asked for more time to determine how to spend cash for a multi-million pound government-funded infrastructure project.

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'Cost of living crisis could impact thousands'

'Cost of living crisis could impact thousands'

21 September 2021

A Kent MP has warned that the rise in energy and food costs and the £20 cut in Universal Credit could see thousands of families struggle this winter.

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The team hunting for fly-tippers

The team hunting for fly-tippers

21 September 2021

We joined council and police officers to search for fly tippers on one of their monthly operations.

Shocking extent of council's cash crisis revealed

Shocking extent of council's cash crisis revealed

20 September 2021

A council leader is calling on the government to intervene in the running of the authority which has racked up costs of £9 million in six years.

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MP wants meeting with Starmer to discuss transgender debate

MP wants meeting with Starmer to discuss transgender debate

20 September 2021

A Kent MP at the centre of a 'transphobia' row has called for a meeting with Sir Keir Starmer to discuss the Labour Party's stance on trans issues.

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Why are gas prices rising, what does it mean for me and will it ruin Christmas?

Why are gas prices rising, what does it mean for me and will it ruin Christmas?

20 September 2021

A perfect storm has seen gas prices surge in recent weeks - here's what's behind the issue and what it means for the public.

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MP 'sick to death' of council

MP 'sick to death' of council

17 September 2021

A Kent MP says she is "sick to death" with poor consultation from one council in the county as work begins on a new traffic scheme.

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Truss and Raab tussle for Chevening

Truss and Raab tussle for Chevening

17 September 2021

Dominic Raab and Liz Truss have staked rival claims to the palatial Kent estate Chevening following Boris Johnson's reshuffle.

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Will the reshuffle lead to general election?

Will the reshuffle lead to general election?

17 September 2021

Our political editor takes a look back at this week's Cabinet reshuffle and the possibility of a general election.

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Helen Whately moves to the Treasury

Helen Whately moves to the Treasury

17 September 2021

A Kent MP is delighted with her new role in the latest reshuffle.

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Parish becomes town to 'shake off Vicar of Dibley image'

Parish becomes town to 'shake off Vicar of Dibley image'

16 September 2021

A parish council has undergone a change of identity and altered its title to town to reflect its more urban setting and growing population.

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The fall of sexual predator Elphicke

The fall of sexual predator Elphicke

16 September 2021

As shamed 'naughty Tory' Charlie Elphicke is released from prison we chart the calamitous fall of the former MP.

£320,000 of tomatoes 'trashed' due to lack of pickers and drivers

£320,000 of tomatoes 'trashed' due to lack of pickers and drivers

15 September 2021

A Kent MP says a company has been forced to dumped a huge amount of produce - and urged the Prime Minister to tackle farming labour shortages.

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What the reshuffle means for Kent

What the reshuffle means for Kent

15 September 2021

Political editor Paul Francis gives his analysis of what the Cabinet reshuffle will mean to Kent.

Patel says 'illegal inmigration' priority as she keeps job in dramatic reshuffle

Patel says 'illegal inmigration' priority as she keeps job in dramatic reshuffle

15 September 2021

Dominic Raab has been moved from the foreign secretary role, while Priti Patel will stay on as home secretary as a cabinet reshuffle continues.

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What is Insulate Britan and why is it ruining my journey?

What is Insulate Britan and why is it ruining my journey?

15 September 2021

As environmental campaigners from Insulate Britain bring the M25 to a standstill for the second time in three days – here's what they want.

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