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Russell Wilkinson, 36, from Hackney, was sentenced to four years and two months in jail

Similar research is being carried out in nine European countries

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?

Sir Julian Brazier last month blamed his election defeat on “naive young people who have not had to balance a budget before in their lives”

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

Danny Powell, 36, was sentenced to four years and six months in prison

Council leader Paul Carter has defended the increase following a backlash

Dozens of properties were destroyed after a blaze ripped through buildings in July 2015

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

Bosses say they can no longer financially sustain the school on the present site

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

Police are appealing for witnesses following the assault in the early hours of Sunday morning

No injuries were reported following the blaze in William Street, Herne Bay on Monday morning

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

Taylor Houston, 22, of Gordon Road, Canterbury, was sentenced to 20 months behind bars

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