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Saturday, April 22, 2017

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An arctic maritime airmass will spread southwards across the whole country early next week

Kent Police says enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the incident

The MP has warned the 14-hour queues seen at the port last summer would be “a tea party” compared to what will happen if a solid plan is not in place

Environment secretary Andrea Leadsom visited fruit farms in the county at the weekend

Labour is looking to overtake Ukip and be the main party of opposition to the Conservatives on Kent County Council

Faversham and Mid Kent MP Helen Whately has previously warned a shortage of labour is putting county farms at risk of going out of business

Campaigners have launched a petition against proposals in which some services between Tonbridge and Ashford would no longer stop at intermediate stations

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Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke described the announcement as “fantastic news”

Emails will be mailed out from 4pm - 97 per cent will have got one of their top choices

Everything you need to know about the vote on May 4

Daniel Kelly was sentenced last year, for using drones to fly tobacco and spice into HMP Elmley and HMP Swaleside

Network Rail to carry out work from Good Friday to Bank Holiday Monday and that will mean delays and replacement bus services

British Transport Police are expecting a spike in the number of incidents this month

The yellow party only currently has seven seats on KCC but key political figures are predicting a “resurgence”

Stone Lodge Academy in Dartford and Barton Court Academy Free School are among the applications approved today

The KMPT was rated ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring by health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission

The group’s leader, Trudy Dean, tells us what we can expect from the yellow party on May 4

The DfT suggests all Metro services on the north Kent (between Dartford and Charlton), Greenwich and Bexleyheath lines would terminate at Cannon Street only

Some 26 staff members at KCC pocketed six-figure remuneration packages during the last financial year - the sixth highest in the country

However, the MP has denied any involvement in the process of choosing a candidate for last year’s election

Some 64 candidates will fight for a share of the council’s 81 posts up for grabs this year

The MEP stood for Ukip in Folkestone and Hythe before being expelled from the party in 2015

14th Canterbury Scout Group, Commonwork Trust, Ramsgate and Broadstairs Unit 441 of The Sea Cadets, Sheppey Matters, Tonbridge Baptist Church and Woodpecker Wood CIC were successful

Organisers have refused to say either way whether the race will continue next year following the tragedy

The former Rochester and Strood MP ruffled feathers when he defected from the Tories to Ukip in 2014

The comments come as former Rochester and Strood MP Mark Reckless is reportedly set to quit Ukip

Research has been conducted by independent watchdog Transport Focus after the government launched a consultation last month

A consultation proposes all Metro services on the north Kent (between Dartford and Charlton), Greenwich and Bexleyheath lines terminate at Cannon Street only

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The property tycoon admitted last week he had banned “coloured” tenants, fearing they would make his homes “stink of curry”

Peter Rider, 40, formerly of Ivory Road, was sentenced to three years in prison last Friday

At 31, she is one of the youngest female snack business owners in the UK

Managing director Will Curtis also briefed the mayors on developments on the site including plans for a 50-bed hotel announced last month

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