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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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'End Tory leadership psycho drama'

'End Tory leadership psycho drama'

07 February 2022

A Kent Tory MP says the government needs to focus on what it can do for people and end the "psycho drama" surrounding Boris Johnson's leadership.

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'Hall plans treat community as after thought'

'Hall plans treat community as after thought'

07 February 2022

Councillors are disappointed designs for a new community centre include a bar and focus too much on sports.

Levelling up: Understanding the jargon is a mission

Levelling up: Understanding the jargon is a mission

04 February 2022

From levelling up to aides heading off, our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on a week in politics.

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Another MP submits letter of no confidence in PM

Another MP submits letter of no confidence in PM

04 February 2022

MP Aaron Bell previously explained only 10 people went to his grandmother's funeral in Kent in the same month a party was allegedly held at Number 10.

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New town council costing residents £75 a year under consideration

New town council costing residents £75 a year under consideration

04 February 2022

Opinion is divided over plans to introduce a new town council for Canterbury, which would cost residents about £75 a year.

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'Rigorous' checks on recycling bins as council warns they'll go unemptied

'Rigorous' checks on recycling bins as council warns they'll go unemptied

04 February 2022

Refuse workers are ramping up checks on recycling bins after it emerged hundreds of tonnes of contaminated rubbish had to go to landfill last year.

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The Lowdown: Why is it so hard to find a GP appointment in Kent?

The Lowdown: Why is it so hard to find a GP appointment in Kent?

03 February 2022

Watch today's Lowdown as new statistics show Kent and Medway has the lowest GP to patient ratio in the country.

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Kent residents to pay more for police

Kent residents to pay more for police

02 February 2022

Tax rises mean Kent residents will pay more for policing from April.

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Kent's worst-performing schools miss out on 'Levelling Up' money

Kent's worst-performing schools miss out on 'Levelling Up' money

02 February 2022

Kent's worst-performing schools have missed out on government 'Levelling Up' money because good schools elsewhere in Kent push the average up.

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Tax on haulage industry could pay for more lorry parks

Tax on haulage industry could pay for more lorry parks

02 February 2022

A minister has admitted considering the idea of introducing a tax on the haulage industry to meet the costs of creating more lorry parking facilities.

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Calls to save homelessness service from KCC cuts

Calls to save homelessness service from KCC cuts

01 February 2022

Concerns have been raised about a plan to axe a service for homeless people just as more residents are at risk of losing their home.

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'Does the Prime Minister think I was a fool?'

'Does the Prime Minister think I was a fool?'

31 January 2022

A Tory MP told the Commons his family grieved for his Kent grandmother without hugging, in the same month parties allegedly took place at No 10.

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Downing Street lockdown breaches report published

Downing Street lockdown breaches report published

31 January 2022

A redacted version of the report into No 10 lockdown breaches has been published and a Kent MP says the PM is not the right person to be in charge.

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