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One in five children also begin primary school overweight or obese

Teaching unions recently forecast “apocalyptic” cuts of a staggering £40m across Kent by 2020

Callers reported up to one metre of water in some homes in the west of the county

Some 12 MPs wrote a six-page letter to rail minister Paul Maynard in response to a recent consultation

They will support Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle

Weather chiefs say lightning may also disrupt power networks over the coming days

Charity counsellors made 108 referrals to police and children’s services last year, up from 78 in 2015/16

Do you know your Adam Riley from your Adam Rouse?

Council leader Paul Carter will see his allowance soar by more than £6,000

Council leader Paul Carter has defended the increase following a backlash

Opposition members called it “preposterous” and one Conservative councillor voted against his own party

From September 2016 to July 2017, 1,221 parents were fined for unauthorised absences, compared to 3,504 in 2015/16

Fresh laws to comat the issue are set to be introduced by the government shortly

Comprehensive Future wants to raise £10,000

It comes in preparation for the Chilmington Green development which will see around 5,750 homes being built over the next 25 years

The motorway was closed throughout the morning on the opening day of the show

Phil Cave succeeds Nick Gerrard, who is stepping down after 34 years in the NHS

The judicial review was initially pushed back due to the snap general election

Damian Green will field questions from MPs on Wednesday

10-20 mm of rain could fall in just an hour in some places

There are a number of schemes across the county being implemented to increase participation in golf

First glimpse as this year’s show takes shape at the Kent Showground

A consultation is being launched by the government on Monday

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter has previously called for funds to be re-allocated from the foreign aid budget, despite a recent £26m cash injection

Organisers get a boost as Met Office predicts good weather for the county’s annual showcase

Met Office have issued a yellow warning

Some 11,500 people protested against statements made in a consultation on the next south eastern rail franchise

Kent County Council is launching a month-long campaign into encouraging safety

Immigration minister Brandon Lewis said he was “continuing to engage with the sector about what we look at post-leaving the European Union”

Damian Green’s comments came after Sir Julian Brazier blamed his election defeat on “a bung for naive young people”

It represents an increase of 12 incidents on the previous year

Despite no further books planned, the originals are still flying off the shelves of bookshops and libraries across the county

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