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Gravesham and Thanet haven’t settled any under the scheme so far, but have committed to do so by 2020

Officers stopped dozens of drivers last week while on patrol in an unmarked LGV

The Home Office this week approved a proposal from the Essex PCC to govern the county’s fire service

Engineers are working to upgrade London Bridge, Cannon Street, Waterloo East and Blackfriars

The operator saw overall satisfaction increase to 81 per cent in Transport Focus’ spring survey

West Kent CCG admits it needs to make cuts with a limited budget and increased demand for services

The number of sexual offences logged by the force rose by almost a third

Emergency teams were at the scene of the smash during the busy morning rush hour

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

There are delays on the London-bound carriageway between junction 8 and junction 4

Do you know your Adam Riley from your Adam Rouse?

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

Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council say the investment would help reduce congestion

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

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash

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

Comprehensive Future wants to raise £10,000

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

Plans are also being unveiled to enable access to GP care from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, by March 2019

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

Helen Grant condemned the comments by Anne Marie Morris

A consultation event will be held next Thursday to discuss the proposals

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

The man went missing on Friday

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

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