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Controversial plans to build car park on field for tourism spot are back

Controversial plans to build car park on field for tourism spot are back

25 May 2021

The National Trust has submitted altered plans to build a car park on a greenbelt field, with the number of spaces and land to be used reduced.

Is there still racial inequality in Kent?

Is there still racial inequality in Kent?

25 May 2021

One year after George Floyd was murdered and the beginning of the Black Lives Matter protests, we find how much has really changed.

New push for 'Tony's Law'

New push for 'Tony's Law'

25 May 2021

A Kent MP is set to introduce plans for a change in child cruelty laws inspired by Tony Hudgell in Parliament today.

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Number of speeding fines issued in Op Brock revealed

Number of speeding fines issued in Op Brock revealed

25 May 2021

Kent Police has revealed the number of speeding tickets issued to drivers breaking the 50mph limit in Operation Brock this year.

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Council leader steps down

Council leader steps down

24 May 2021

The leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has resigned.

'We shouldn't have to leave our base of 40 years'

'We shouldn't have to leave our base of 40 years'

24 May 2021

Fears have been raised for the future of a much-loved community pre-school which is involved in a rent wrangle with a parish council.

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Conservatives grasp control at council's annual meeting

Conservatives grasp control at council's annual meeting

24 May 2021

The newly appointed leader David Burton has moved swiftly to take charge at Maidstone.

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Hundreds march in solidarity with Palestine

Hundreds march in solidarity with Palestine

22 May 2021

Huge crowds have taken to the streets of Kent to show their support with Palestine as a ceasefire with Israel holds in the Gaza Strip.

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Transport in the spotlight in cabinet reshuffle

Transport in the spotlight in cabinet reshuffle

22 May 2021

A forced cabinet reshuffle at KCC in light of the recent elections has seen a change at the top for roads and transport.

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Shameless ex-councillor stole £24k from charity for gambling

Shameless ex-councillor stole £24k from charity for gambling

20 May 2021

A former Labour councillor left a charity struggling for cash after stealing from it to fund his gambling addiction.

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Nigel Farage hits back at false speaking tour flop claims

Nigel Farage hits back at false speaking tour flop claims

18 May 2021

Claims that just a handful of people attended an event on the ex-MEP's speaking tour of the US have been rubbished.

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Rebel MPs oppose new housing planning reforms

Rebel MPs oppose new housing planning reforms

17 May 2021

Several Kent MPs are in a fresh battle over controversial planning reforms they say are a gift to housing developers.

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Tragic case of homeless man to be studied at university

Tragic case of homeless man to be studied at university

17 May 2021

The story of a homeless man refused permission to take pets into his new-found accommodation is now the subject of academic study.

New Mayor for Tonbridge and Malling

New Mayor for Tonbridge and Malling

17 May 2021

Roger is revved up and raring to go after his long wait.

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Queen rings bell for round two of house building fight

Queen rings bell for round two of house building fight

14 May 2021

Kent is in the danger zone over house-building reforms after the government signalled a rule change to speed up development.

Boxing club's search for new home

Boxing club's search for new home

14 May 2021

A boxing club which teaches children and adults is searching for a new home after being excluded from plans for an upcoming community centre.

Going Green - the rise of a party finding success in Kent

Going Green - the rise of a party finding success in Kent

14 May 2021

A party once dismissed as eccentric is moving to the political mainstream and finding success in Kent.

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All change for Labour at County Hall

All change for Labour at County Hall

13 May 2021

A major reshuffle has taken place at Kent County Council'sLabour group after its leader was unseated in the local elections.

KCC bid for £36m hardship fund amid Covid

KCC bid for £36m hardship fund amid Covid

13 May 2021

Kent County Council has submitted a bid for a £36million government fund to help communities in at least four districts in financial hardship.

Fresh fears over house-building in Kent

Fresh fears over house-building in Kent

12 May 2021

The government is facing a backlash over plans to automatically give developments the green light.

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