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Southeastern

Restrictions will apply from 10am-5pm on coastal routes from Ashford to Ramsgate and 12pm-5pm on all other routes

The far-right French leader Marine Le Pen (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Janice Atkinson said victory for the far-right leader in the French election would make the county a safer place

Seasonal workers

Meurig Raymond is calling for the right trade deals, access to a competent and reliable workforce and a domestic agricultural policy that works for the country

Kent Police

Kent Police logged 277 offences between July and September last year - the highest quarterly figure since comparable records began in April 2012

Commuters express their love across the Southeastern network. Photo: @geofftech and Southeastern

The messages have appeared on information boards at a number of train stations

Lee Heane, left, and Matthew Bryan, right

Matthew Bryan and Lee Heane are believed to have been involved in up to 70 high-value burglaries across the country

Schools are facing a funding crisis

A report by MPs on the education select committee says pupils should not be admitted to new selective schools simply on the basis of passing a test

Snow scene

Motorists are being warned of icy condition

Snow scene

A Level 3 cold alert is in place until Monday and snow is forecast between 6pm Friday and 10am Saturday

County Hall

Some £108m needs to be slashed from the local authority’s spending

Amber Rudd, home secretary

The home secretary was responding to a call from Faversham MP Helen Whately for other councils to take responsibility

Cash

Everything you need to know about our rising costs

The derailed freight train Pic: Network Rail

Southeastern passengers faced lengthy delays at the end of January

Matthew Scott

An average household bill for 2017/18 has been set at £157.15, representing an increase of 3.3 per cent

Ambulance

The smash happened near Faversham last night

Trains will not run between Romford and Upminster this weekend

It is advised by rail bosses to check your service before you travel over the coming days

Rural business

The firms are being urged to bid for the cash by economic chiefs at SELEP

Four councils set to become one

Ian Driver says a three-month consultation should also take place for “biggest local government shake-up in 50 years”

Lorry drivers on the M20

Theresa May promised Kent MPs last year in the House of Commons that there would be more facilities in the county

Kent on the map

Everything you need to know about proposals to scrap Canterbury, Dover, Shepway and Thanet and create on large local authority

Millwall FC. Photo: Google

A proposed CPO to seize land around the Lions’ home ground, the Den, has been scrapped

Business secretary Greg Clark (left) has hinted a medical school for Kent and Medway could be on the cards. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The business secretary and Tunbridge Wells MP was quizzed on the plans from Kent universities by fellow county MP Helen Whately

Schools are facing a funding crisis

The Department for Education says it is going to “end the historic post code lottery in school funding”

Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is inviting bids from charities, local authorities and even staff within the force from March 1

Janice Atkinson

The former Ukip candidate for Folkestone and Hythe has also offered to “facilitate an introduction” between Mme Le Pen and the UK

Christian Brodie

SELEP has backed the announcement of an Industrial Strategy Green Paper this week

Classroom

Education chiefs at KCC say an increase in babies being born and families moving to the county has sparked the rise in demand

Houses of Parliament

Even MPs who voted to Remain during the referendum told us overwhelmingly they would respect the wishes of their constituents

Seasonal workers

Faversham and Mid Kent MP, Helen Whately, warned last year a shortage of seasonal labour is putting county farms at risk of going out of business

Child asylum seeker

A pledge to resettle 20,000 vulenerable people by 2020 remains on track, the House of Commons was told

Mobile phone

All trains will enable connectivity by 2018, with some set to provide internet access within months

Seasonal workers

Agricultural chiefs held a meeting this week with Gareth Johnson, Damian Green, Charlie Elphicke, Craig Mackinlay, Helen Grant, Helen Whately and Kelly Tolhurst

Doctor writing

G4S Healthcare Services took over in July as provider of free transport for people whose health means they cannot travel to their NHS appointment any other way

Snow

Gritter trucks will treat major roads tonight and tomorrow morning

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