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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

Two men both from Liverpool, were arrested on suspicion of money laundering but have since been released

The piece by the artist, best known for creating the Angel of the North, will be completely submerged beneath the sea at high tide

The operator saw overall satisfaction increase to 81 per cent in Transport Focus’ spring survey

The team of four completed the challenge in 15 hours and 37 minutes

Stephen Else was sentenced to 12 years and four months in prison on Friday

The number of sexual offences logged by the force rose by almost a third

Shepway District Council has defended the visit, insisting it will bring “major benefits for minimal financial outlay”

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

Do you know your Adam Riley from your Adam Rouse?

Council leader Paul Carter will see his allowance soar by more than £6,000

Council leader Paul Carter has defended the increase following a backlash

A mum-of-two has launched an online campaign to promote the borough and its family friendly activities.

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

Fresh laws to comat the issue are set to be introduced by the government shortly

Comprehensive Future wants to raise £10,000

The coastbound carriageway is expected to be closed for “a few hours”

Emily-Jo Banks told officers a man was targeting her throughout August and September in 2015

There are also delays of an hour from Calais to Folkestone

Thanet council leader Chris Wells is also “still pondering” whether to succeed Paul Nuttall

The motorway was closed throughout the morning on the opening day of the show

Border Force officers stopped a Dutch-registered lorry in Coquelles on Sunday

The judicial review was initially pushed back due to the snap general election

10-20 mm of rain could fall in just an hour in some places

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

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