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Sir Winston Churchill

Theresa May comfortably won her first vote in the Commons this week over the issue of our nuclear defence programme

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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, points toward Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana after Pence's acceptance speech during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

He will now go head-to-head with the Democrats’ Hilary Clinton ahead of the nation going to the polls on November 8

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Education Secretary Justine Greening arrives in Downing Street, London, for the first Cabinet meeting of the new government. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 19, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Cabinet. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Justine Greening admitted she would be open-minded about permitting new selective state schools

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School

Have your say on this week’s topical issue

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Kent Police

New figures from the Office for National Statistics show an increase in total crime of three per cent

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Man with knife

Three people suffered minor injuries during one of the incidents at a store in Grove Road

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Leila Boora

The 14-year-old from Charlton was last seen on July 6

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Justin Welby

The scheme aims to take pressure off local authorities, with Kent under particular strain

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Stephen Miseldine

Stephen Miseldine was a prominent member of a large-scale drugs network

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Mental health care

The Orchards Academy in Swanley has embraced the programme and trained 27 young people as active listeners and 12 as peer mentors

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Fort Amherst, Chatham. Picture: Clem Rutter

Comes after funds raised by the trust which looks after the site had been raised to fix it

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Wreckage from M2 crash. Photo: @kentpoliceroads

The London-bound carriageway remains partially blocked

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Waste mountain

KCC has reduced its annual tonnage of material sent to landfill from 11 per cent in 2014/15 and is now at 4 per cent

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Family Swap

Would you like to swap with families living at the opposite of the wealth spectrum?

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Dog looking out inside the car

Kent had 435 incidents last year - the second highest in the country

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Sunshine

Scorching temperatures set to drench county in sunshine, but warning as to the risks

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Matthew Scott

Some 15 organisations have been given funding

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Chloe Chambers

She had been reported missing on July 11

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Sheep

Bluetongue is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease that affects the reproduction of sheep

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Dehydrated man

The Met Office predicts high temperatures could have a significant effect on health

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Ambulance

Secamb says it is taking a number of actions including the establishment of a new patient safety and quality director role

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Caniggia Jarrett

The men stole the money from a security van driver in Chatham

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County Hall, Maidstone

Simon Nicholas believes the specification of lights used in Kent could put us in danger

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Prime Minister Theresa May arrives back in Downing Street. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Have your say on this week’s topical issue

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Mental health care

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust has struck a partnership with The Health Foundation

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Kent Police

Police are appealing for information

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Matthew Scott and Amber Rudd visited Computers 4 Africa, a charity based in Aylesford, in April.

The Hastings and Rye MP was appointed as Theresa May’s successor as she moved into 10 Downing Street this week

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Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham

The trust revealed a deficit of more than £64m for 2015/16 in its annual report

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Medway Maritime Hospital

In the event of other facilities becoming full, security staff will provide additional parking for patients elsewhere on the hospital estate

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Kent County Show review images. All Andy Archer

HRH The Duke of Kent was among those in attendance

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Heavy showers and thunderstorms are being predicted

If storms hit the county it could cause problems on travel networks too, the Met Office warns

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Homeless

Alarming figures from Porchlight reveal young people are particularly suffering

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Child asylum seeker

Kent is shouldering more than its fair share of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

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