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Number of asylum seeker children putting huge pressure on social workers

Number of asylum seeker children putting huge pressure on social workers

07 June 2021

Social services in Kent are struggling to cope with the huge number of asylum seeker children needing help, the leader of the council has revealed.

MP continues live interview after daughter's surprise interruption

MP continues live interview after daughter's surprise interruption

07 June 2021

A Kent MP continued to calmly discuss foreign aid and China after his young daughter gate-crashed a live interview.

Council 'will have to stop taking child asylum seekers within days'

Council 'will have to stop taking child asylum seekers within days'

07 June 2021

KCC has warned it could be forced to refuse any more child asylum seekers as soon as the end of this week, as it prepares to sue the Home Office.

Cash-strapped homeowners leave councils £20m out of pocket

Cash-strapped homeowners leave councils £20m out of pocket

07 June 2021

Councils in Kent are facing a £20m shortfall in council tax as a result of householders struggling to pay bills during the pandemic.

The quiet landslide that gave Labour a second term

The quiet landslide that gave Labour a second term

07 June 2021

Twenty years ago today voters in Kent headed to the polls and gave Labour a victory in seats they "thought we could never win.”

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Girl vanishes from refugee reception centre

Girl vanishes from refugee reception centre

06 June 2021

KCC has revealed the extent of the crisis it faces, including a young girl vanishing from a reception centre, as it prepares to sue the Home Office.

'Investing in education is a win-win. Why can't Boris see that?'

'Investing in education is a win-win. Why can't Boris see that?'

04 June 2021

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

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‘It’s like holiday hokey cokey'

‘It’s like holiday hokey cokey'

04 June 2021

A travel agent has criticised the government's decision to remove Portugal from the green list of countries available to visit without isolating.

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Cash boost to develop old superstore

Cash boost to develop old superstore

02 June 2021

A community development forum has been awarded £50,000 to shape the future of a disused shop which has been closed for months.

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Council's multi-million pound plan to go greener

Council's multi-million pound plan to go greener

02 June 2021

A council wants to invest more than £11 million to reduce its carbon output.

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'£50 per pupil is not going to turbo charge anything'

'£50 per pupil is not going to turbo charge anything'

02 June 2021

The Kent Association for Headteachers chairman has launched a scathing attack on the government after it announced £1.4bn of pupil catch-up cash.

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Minister visits fruit farm ahead of India trade talks

Minister visits fruit farm ahead of India trade talks

01 June 2021

A huge Kent-based fruit farm hosted the international trade minister to discuss government plans for a post-Brexit free-trade deal with India.

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'Taking council to court cost me £18k - but I'm doing it again'

'Taking council to court cost me £18k - but I'm doing it again'

01 June 2021

A grandmother is preparing to take a council to court for the second time over its approval of a caravan park next door.

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Cummings and goings: MPs quiz PM's former right hand man

Cummings and goings: MPs quiz PM's former right hand man

28 May 2021

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

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Council meeting like The Inbetweeners, says MP

Council meeting like The Inbetweeners, says MP

28 May 2021

A large-scale meeting of every councillor on the county authority has been likened to a famous exam scene from The Inbetweeners.

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Overflowing bins uncollected for three weeks spark vermin fears

Overflowing bins uncollected for three weeks spark vermin fears

28 May 2021

Furious residents have been left frustrated after it took almost a month to empty overflowing bins prompting fears of vermin running wild.

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What we learned from Cummings

What we learned from Cummings

26 May 2021

It was billed as political box office and didn't disappoint but what were the main points from Dominic Cummings' mammoth eight-hour testimony?

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Tougher sentencing bid after abuse victim's suicide

Tougher sentencing bid after abuse victim's suicide

26 May 2021

A campaign to change the law inspired by a Kent mum who took her own life before her bullying ex was jailed has been raised in parliament.

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New leader and mayor elected

New leader and mayor elected

26 May 2021

It is all change as a new leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and a new mayor have been elected.

'The Health Secretary should have been fired'

'The Health Secretary should have been fired'

26 May 2021

Dominic Cummings has apologised for the failures to deal with the pandemic and claimed the PM thought it was 'a scare story'.

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