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A watchdog has called for a review of the Southern franchise

Strike action is expected to last from August 8 to 12

Adult learning

CLS provides learning opportunities for adults, young people and families across Kent

Hard shoulder

Driving on the hard shoulder carries a minimum of three penalty points and a £100 fine

Campaigners protest Shepway garden town plans

Plans for a garden town in Otterpool and a lorry park in Disneyland have been slammed by locals

Matthew Scott at North Kent Police station

The plea comes from police and crime commissioner Matthew Scott

Athletics

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Kent Police

The stats are taken from the period between April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016

Ambulance

Reports seen by GMB show the number of potentially life threatening calls received late in early July could be as high as 66 per cent

A watchdog has called for a review of the Southern franchise

Rail union RMT is balloting staff across Govia Thameslink Railways

Charlie Girling

The onsite medical team and paramedics from the local hospital offered immediate support but were unable to save him

Artist's impression of the new London Bridge station facade on St Thomas Street

Bank Holiday Monday will be the first time passengers from the region will be able to use the massive new station concourse

An officer speaks to a lorry driver

The number of migrants stopped from entering the UK illegally rose from 18,000 in 2013/14 to 40,000 in 2014/15

Warning sign on railway level crossing

There were 86 incidents reported in the summer months of 2015 in Ashford and Maidstone, up from 75 the previous year

Francis Osei-Appiah delivering his talk at St Augustine Academy in Maidstone

Funding for the programme comes from police and crime commissioner Matthew Scott

Port of Dover

Police warn anyone travelling to stock up on water in what is likely to be another red hot day

Sir Winston Churchill

Theresa May comfortably won her first vote in the Commons this week over the issue of our nuclear defence programme

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, points toward Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana after Pence's acceptance speech during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

He will now go head-to-head with the Democrats’ Hilary Clinton ahead of the nation going to the polls on November 8

Education Secretary Justine Greening arrives in Downing Street, London, for the first Cabinet meeting of the new government. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 19, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Cabinet. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Justine Greening admitted she would be open-minded about permitting new selective state schools

Fire

The blaze was well alight when they arrived

Port of Dover

Expect delays if you’re planning to travel to cross to France from Kent this weekend due to increased security and high volumes of traffic

School

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Kent Police

New figures from the Office for National Statistics show an increase in total crime of three per cent

Dr Felicity Simpson adds the tenth and final volume to the project watched by, from left, Sarah Stanley (Services Manager with KCC’s Archives), Mike Hill, Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh and Mrs Sarah Hohler.

The project has involved more than 70 conributors

Justin Welby

The scheme aims to take pressure off local authorities, with Kent under particular strain

Park Mall

One year on, and local authority says traders and thriving and footfall is on the rise

Mental health care

The Orchards Academy in Swanley has embraced the programme and trained 27 young people as active listeners and 12 as peer mentors

Damian Green outside 10 Downing Street, London, after he was appointed Work and Pensions Secretary Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Ashford MP was handed the cabinet role by new prime minister Theresa May last week

Waste mountain

KCC has reduced its annual tonnage of material sent to landfill from 11 per cent in 2014/15 and is now at 4 per cent

Family Swap

Would you like to swap with families living at the opposite of the wealth spectrum?

Dog looking out inside the car

Kent had 435 incidents last year - the second highest in the country

Sunshine

Scorching temperatures set to drench county in sunshine, but warning as to the risks

Matthew Scott

Some 15 organisations have been given funding

Sheep

Bluetongue is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease that affects the reproduction of sheep

Dehydrated man

The Met Office predicts high temperatures could have a significant effect on health

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