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The council has already trimmed £433 million off its budget over the past five years

Free childcare up for grabs

Monday, October 5, 2015
Children and a teacher in class

15 hours a week of free childcare and education is available to parents in Kent

The bar after

See before and after pictures here.


New government laws come into force today

Partnership working to share home safety and health tips

The fire brigade and county council’s health services will work together to provide potentially life saving advice

A migrant in Calais and donated items

Fundraisers say those in ‘the jungle’ are becoming overwhelmed by the number of cars and vans dropping off supplies to the camp


Lanes were blocked in both directions after a crash between junctions four and five


The trust has been shortlisted in the Enhacing Care by Sharing Data and Information category in this year’s Health Service Journal awards

Stephen Anderson is wanted by police

Stephen Anderson was charged with fraud by false representation

County Hall, Maidstone (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Campaigners have revealed how much cash KCC invests in the sector and demands it withdraws

Dover residents aren't very happy

Find out how happy your area of Kent is inside

National health award for Kent team

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Doctor writing

KCC’s team were ‘highly commended’ for its work to improve patient care and the health and wellbeing of elderly residents


The Kent Medal, Certificate of Commendation, Certificate of Congratulation and Long Service and Good Conduct medals will be presented at Oakwood House on Tuesday

Transmission tower

Julian Brazier and Sir Roger Gale have both asked energy minister Amber Rudd to ensure pylons aren’t used

A dog

Dog owners can use the service at Tesco supermarket in Sheerness on October 10


Tricksters claim to ask about reporting a recent accident to the NHS

The Magna Carta

The document will appear in Sandwich before going on to Rochester Cathedral

Street lights

Kent County Council encourage everyone to have their say

Police sirens

Paul Wadkin and Jason Gomez have been sentenced for the murder of Darren Flynn

University of Kent

The university has achieved its highest ever ranking and been shortlisted for the University of the Year Award


Motorists suffered long delays as queues stretched as long as eight miles but all lanes have now been re-opened


Earlier delays have now cleared


Motorists are advised to take extra care as driving conditions worsen


Research by the Road Safety Foundation placed the A291 between Canterbury and Herne Bay among the UK’s most dangerous roads

Fire crew

Motorists are advised to take extra care as driving conditions worsen


A man has been arrested after a silver BMW smashed into two cars on Church Road

Ann Barnes, Kent PCC

Police and crime commissioner refuses to be drawn on her future plans after a turbulent term in office

Ann Barnes, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner

SPECIAL TWO-PART REPORT: Kent’s PCC Ann Barnes and police federation chief Ian Pointon on why the role should stay

Ann Barnes, police and crime commisisoner and Alan Pughsley, Kent Police chief constable

SPECIAL TWO-PART REPORT: Critics insist PCC has failed and Kent’s Ann Barnes has damaged role


The offenders used “innovative techniques” such as hollowed out car batteries to ship the drugs into England

Jeremy Corbyn. Stefan Rousseau/PA.

After wowing his party, can Kent’s decline in the county be reversed under his leadership? Have your say

Health care

Major investment could save up to 11,000 lives, minister claims

Men's mental health

The council has teamed up with the Kent County Football League to tackle men’s mental health issues

Helent Grant with the Queen

Celebrating over 63 years of service, figures from around the county pay a special tribute

University of Kent

It will compete for University of the Year and Outstanding Support for Students in the Times Higher Education Awards 2015

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