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Port of Dover

Police warn anyone travelling to stock up on water in what is likely to be another red hot day

Sir Winston Churchill

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

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

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

Port of Dover

Expect delays if you’re planning to travel to cross to France from Kent this weekend due to increased security and high volumes of traffic

South Portal Lower Thames Crossing

Campaigners had hoped the introduction of a new transport secretary would stall progression of major infrastructure projects

School

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Kent Police

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

Dr Felicity Simpson adds the tenth and final volume to the project watched by, from left, Sarah Stanley (Services Manager with KCC’s Archives), Mike Hill, Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh and Mrs Sarah Hohler.

The project has involved more than 70 conributors

Campaigners rally against plans for a garden town in Shepway

Proposals for the Otterpool Park site outline the delivery of up to 12,000 homes and thousands of jobs

Primary school

Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust previously racked up a £1.63m deficit at the now-closed Furness Special School

Justin Welby

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

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

Sean O'Flanagan

Sean O’Flanagan was jailed for two years and eight months

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

Family Swap

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

Dog looking out inside the car

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

Sunshine

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

Matthew Scott

Some 15 organisations have been given funding

Sheep

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

Dehydrated man

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

Ambulance

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

County Hall, Maidstone

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

Kent Police

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

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Mental health care

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

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

Kent Police

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Cheriton Place, Folkestone. Photo: Google

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Kent County Show review images. All Andy Archer

HRH The Duke of Kent was among those in attendance

The arson attack led to almost £150,000 of damage

A car and two static caravans were also damaged

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are being predicted

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

Homeless

Alarming figures from Porchlight reveal young people are particularly suffering

Doctor writing

A clinical commissioning group is urging patients to only visit their GP if absolutely necessary

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