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South East Local Enterprise Partnership has argued the case for large investment projects such as the Lower Thames Crossing

This year’s results mark a key step in major reforms to A-levels introduced by government

Clubs say promising talent is being “held back” by a lack of suitable facilities

The increase is based on a measure of inflation known as the Retail Price Index

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journey

Campaigners are calling on the county’s universities to help provide facilities

Some 40mm of rain could fall over two or three hours later this week

Secamb bosses described behaviours outlined in an independent report as “completely unacceptable”

Fire crews have been checking apartment blocks since the fire

The development will provide 75 beds for patients well enough to leave hospital but not ready to return home

We take a look back at the popular rock festival that drew big crowds in the county town over the weekend. Photos by Andy Archer and Chris White

West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group said the decision was necessary given its financial position

Romas Drulia was flown in to Biggin Hill Airport to be arrested earlier this year

Two men have been arrested while police appeal for witnesses

More than 16,000 plants were uncovered by police between 2013 and 2015 at factories

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

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