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Huge warehouse plans at former power station site

Huge warehouse plans at former power station site

17 February 2022

Ambitions for another massive warehouse next to units occupied by Amazon and IKEA will be decided when the plans go before councillors.

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Moment car flips on danger road

Moment car flips on danger road

17 February 2022

This is the moment a car flips over on a danger road which residents have branded a "death waiting to happen".

'These must be the most pointless double yellow lines ever'

'These must be the most pointless double yellow lines ever'

15 February 2022

A council has "refreshed" double yellow lines despite them being behind benches in a pedestrianised area of a town centre.

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Plan to keep village's historic character in tact

Plan to keep village's historic character in tact

14 February 2022

A consultation looking to increase protection from unsympathetic over-development in an historic village has been launched.

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Council to dig into reserves to save residents from increases

Council to dig into reserves to save residents from increases

14 February 2022

An authority is set to take £1.65m from its £2m reserves to limit its council tax rise for residents.

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Bus pass price freeze for low income families

Bus pass price freeze for low income families

13 February 2022

Families whose children are eligible for free school meals won't have to pay more for travel this year, after a council U-turn.

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Labour MP 'tempted' to join Tories amid 'harassment'

Labour MP 'tempted' to join Tories amid 'harassment'

11 February 2022

Kent's only Labour MP says she has been tempted to defect to the Conservatives following alleged harassment from within her own party.

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Media lockout during Kent visit did Boris no favours

Media lockout during Kent visit did Boris no favours

11 February 2022

From failed PR visits to the cost of living crisis, our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

New wards will shape town's political future

New wards will shape town's political future

11 February 2022

People are being asked for their views on new voting arrangements in the County Town.

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Average council tax bill increases by £43 a year

Average council tax bill increases by £43 a year

10 February 2022

A council tax rise has been approved. Here's how much your bill will increase by from April.

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Kent areas rated on tackling climate change

Kent areas rated on tackling climate change

10 February 2022

One area in Kent has been given a zero score for its plans to tackle climate change, by an environmental pressure group.

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'You think Dover's bad now? It's about to get a lot worse'

'You think Dover's bad now? It's about to get a lot worse'

10 February 2022

A haulage boss is warning of more border chaos in 2022, as post-Brexit checks look to make county congestion even worse.

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Council tax bill rise proposed

Council tax bill rise proposed

09 February 2022

Residents will be facing a higher council tax bill next year as an authority has proposed to increase rates for the new financial year.

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Security concerns over post-Brexit customs checks in Kent

Security concerns over post-Brexit customs checks in Kent

09 February 2022

Smugglers could take advantage of post-Brexit arrangements and offload goods in Kent before official customs checks, a watchdog has warned.

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Thousands miss out on council tax discount for energy costs

Thousands miss out on council tax discount for energy costs

09 February 2022

Tens of thousands of households in Kent will miss out on a rebate aimed at softening the blow of the impending cost of living crisis.

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Appeal granted for 800 new homes in 'green lung' valley

Appeal granted for 800 new homes in 'green lung' valley

08 February 2022

An appeal has been granted against a council's refusal to grant permission to build hundreds of new homes on land described as a 'vital green lung'.

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PM's 'deliberately careless language' blamed for Starmer abuse

PM's 'deliberately careless language' blamed for Starmer abuse

08 February 2022

Boris Johnson's "deliberately careless use of language" contributed to Sir Keir Starmer having to be rescued by police from thugs, a Kent MP says.

Open goal for Johnson in unannounced visit

Open goal for Johnson in unannounced visit

07 February 2022

After weeks of controversy surrounding Downing Street parties, Boris Johnson made an unannounced visit to a football club in the county.

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MP's dismay at sentence for 'bullet to the head' tweet

MP's dismay at sentence for 'bullet to the head' tweet

07 February 2022

A politician who was the subject of a menacing message by an ex-Brexit Party candidate says he should have received a harsher punishment.

Prime Minister visits Kent hospital amid NHS back-log row

Prime Minister visits Kent hospital amid NHS back-log row

07 February 2022

Boris Johnson has set out government plans to get the NHS back on track after the pandemic, as he made a surprise visit to a Kent hospital.

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