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The far-right French leader Marine Le Pen (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Janice Atkinson said victory for the far-right leader in the French election would make the county a safer place

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Seasonal workers

Meurig Raymond is calling for the right trade deals, access to a competent and reliable workforce and a domestic agricultural policy that works for the country

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Mental health

The government said it is recruiting 200 community partners across the Job Centre Plus network

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Kent Police

Kent Police logged 277 offences between July and September last year - the highest quarterly figure since comparable records began in April 2012

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Commuters express their love across the Southeastern network. Photo: @geofftech and Southeastern

The messages have appeared on information boards at a number of train stations

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Lee Heane, left, and Matthew Bryan, right

Matthew Bryan and Lee Heane are believed to have been involved in up to 70 high-value burglaries across the country

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Schools are facing a funding crisis

A report by MPs on the education select committee says pupils should not be admitted to new selective schools simply on the basis of passing a test

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Snow scene

Motorists are being warned of icy condition

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Snow scene

A Level 3 cold alert is in place until Monday and snow is forecast between 6pm Friday and 10am Saturday

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County Hall

Some £108m needs to be slashed from the local authority’s spending

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Amber Rudd, home secretary

The home secretary was responding to a call from Faversham MP Helen Whately for other councils to take responsibility

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Cash

Everything you need to know about our rising costs

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The derailed freight train Pic: Network Rail

Southeastern passengers faced lengthy delays at the end of January

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Matthew Scott

An average household bill for 2017/18 has been set at £157.15, representing an increase of 3.3 per cent

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George Street, Dover

Police are warning people to be on their guard against distraction burglars

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Trains will not run between Romford and Upminster this weekend

It is advised by rail bosses to check your service before you travel over the coming days

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Rural business

The firms are being urged to bid for the cash by economic chiefs at SELEP

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Four councils set to become one

Ian Driver says a three-month consultation should also take place for “biggest local government shake-up in 50 years”

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Lorry drivers on the M20

Theresa May promised Kent MPs last year in the House of Commons that there would be more facilities in the county

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Kent on the map

Everything you need to know about proposals to scrap Canterbury, Dover, Shepway and Thanet and create on large local authority

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Canterbury.

Biggest shake-up in local authorities could be in place by April 2019 as key meetings now due to take place

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Millwall FC. Photo: Google

A proposed CPO to seize land around the Lions’ home ground, the Den, has been scrapped

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Business secretary Greg Clark (left) has hinted a medical school for Kent and Medway could be on the cards. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The business secretary and Tunbridge Wells MP was quizzed on the plans from Kent universities by fellow county MP Helen Whately

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Schools are facing a funding crisis

The Department for Education says it is going to “end the historic post code lottery in school funding”

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Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is inviting bids from charities, local authorities and even staff within the force from March 1

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Janice Atkinson

The former Ukip candidate for Folkestone and Hythe has also offered to “facilitate an introduction” between Mme Le Pen and the UK

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Christian Brodie

SELEP has backed the announcement of an Industrial Strategy Green Paper this week

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Classroom

Education chiefs at KCC say an increase in babies being born and families moving to the county has sparked the rise in demand

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Houses of Parliament

Even MPs who voted to Remain during the referendum told us overwhelmingly they would respect the wishes of their constituents

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Seasonal workers

Faversham and Mid Kent MP, Helen Whately, warned last year a shortage of seasonal labour is putting county farms at risk of going out of business

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Child asylum seeker

A pledge to resettle 20,000 vulenerable people by 2020 remains on track, the House of Commons was told

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Mobile phone

All trains will enable connectivity by 2018, with some set to provide internet access within months

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