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

Bristow's AW139 helicopters in action Pic: Royal Navy

The search and rescue helicopter group has responded to hundreds of missions

Joanna Lumley with Colonel James Robinson, Commanding Officer Brigade of Gurkhas

The sculpture pays tribute to the efforts of the Nepalese soldiers through the 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

The route will stretch past Dungeness

The new path is hoped to attract tourists to the county’s coastline


The migrant is reported to have lost his life at around 1am this morning

Royal Military Canal Hythe

The coastal Kent town made a top list of property hotspots primed to boom

£20 notes

The notes have been found in Canterbury, Folkestone, Dover and Deal

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


Drivers could experience delays of an hour.


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

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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

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

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


Eurotunnel services from Calais were delayed by 30 minutes this morning


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

Operation Stack

Matthew Balfour said that KCC wouldn’t spend taxpayers cash without assurance it would get paid back by the treasury


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

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