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'Say No to Lidsing' councillors are told

'Say No to Lidsing' councillors are told

06 October 2021

Councillors arriving at their Town Hall to discuss a borough's Local Plan Review were given a warm reception by protesters.

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Vote on blueprint for 27,000 homes ditched

Vote on blueprint for 27,000 homes ditched

06 October 2021

A council's leadership is under fire after pulling its "incomplete and flawed" blueprint for homes ahead of a crunch vote it was set to lose.

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Watch as Kent MP takes Gove for dance floor spin

Watch as Kent MP takes Gove for dance floor spin

06 October 2021

A Kent MP has taken Michael Gove for a dance floor spin at the Tory party conference.

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Council to act on unregulated HMO conversions

Council to act on unregulated HMO conversions

06 October 2021

A Labour motion to check the conversion of properties to Houses of Multiple Occupancy has found cross-party support.

What is COP26 and why does it matter?

What is COP26 and why does it matter?

05 October 2021

This is what COP26 - the world's biggest summit on climate change being hosted by the UK - hopes to achieve and why it is so important.

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What Priti Patel's speech means for Kent

What Priti Patel's speech means for Kent

05 October 2021

Priti Patel took aim at Insulate Britain protesters and announced an independent inquiry into Wayne Couzens during her conference speech.

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Kent remains badly hit by petrol crisis as Army brought in

Kent remains badly hit by petrol crisis as Army brought in

05 October 2021

The military is continuing to deliver fuel across Kent today as the county remains one of the worst hit parts of the country.

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Council shake up backed

Council shake up backed

05 October 2021

A council has set out its plans for a return to executive governance starting next May.

Housing wish list for Michael Gove

Housing wish list for Michael Gove

05 October 2021

As the brakes are put on housing reforms, we found out what some of our local councils want from the new minister.

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Sunak tried for optimism in gloomy backdrop

Sunak tried for optimism in gloomy backdrop

04 October 2021

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at what the Chancellor's speech at the Tory party conference means for Kent.

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Borough urged to enforce rules against leaving engines idling

Borough urged to enforce rules against leaving engines idling

04 October 2021

People are dying from pollution while a council does nothing, a Green campaigner has alleged.

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Will housing problems break the blue reign in Kent?

Will housing problems break the blue reign in Kent?

03 October 2021

As conservative members from across the country gather in Manchester, our political editor looks at what could ruin the Tory reign in Kent.

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Southern Water to splash out £2m improving town's creek

Southern Water to splash out £2m improving town's creek

02 October 2021

Company to invest £2m upgrading waste-water treatment plant after questions from town MP.

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Bid to shake up council elections fails

Bid to shake up council elections fails

01 October 2021

A motion on altering the way councillors are elected in a Kent borough, which could save £80k a year, has been defeated.

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Tour guides fear Brexit will kill businesses

Tour guides fear Brexit will kill businesses

01 October 2021

Businesspeople have told of their concerns a new post-Brexit passport policy will have an "enormous economic impact" upon Kent's tourism industry.

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£500m winter fund is an 'admission' current support isn't enough, say charities

£500m winter fund is an 'admission' current support isn't enough, say charities

30 September 2021

A £500m fund to help struggling families through winter is an 'admission' the country's benefits system can't support households, say charities.

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'Pub plan will redefine village's last 1,000 years of existence'

'Pub plan will redefine village's last 1,000 years of existence'

30 September 2021

Residents have hit out at plans to develop land around their village pub.

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Will Starmer's marathon speech win support in Kent?

Will Starmer's marathon speech win support in Kent?

29 September 2021

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer set out his vision for the Labour party in a 90-minute speech – but will it win support in true-blue Kent?

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The interviewer is interviewed

The interviewer is interviewed

29 September 2021

In a reversal of roles a former Government Minister will be asking questions of a radio broadcaster to raise funds for a village hall.

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'Inhumane' treatment of EU truckers will put them off coming back

'Inhumane' treatment of EU truckers will put them off coming back

28 September 2021

A Polish lorry driver has warned colleagues will not come to the UK's aid after their "inhumane" treatment last Christmas.

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