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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

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

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