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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

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

Doctor writing

The trust manages hospitals in both districts

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

Justin Welby

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

Can you catch the golden trout?

Willy Wonka-style golden ticket chance for those who land the specially tagged fish...but be warned, it’s one of some 27,500...

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

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

Matthew Ellen was jailed for two years and four months

He said he sold drugs to support his own crack cocaine habit

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

Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark

He formerly worked as communities secretary, driving the government’s devolution agenda

County Hall, Maidstone

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

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

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Christopher Foley

Christopher Foley committed all his offences at his private practice in Pembury High Street, Tunbridge Wells between January 2011 and October 2013

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

David Cameron

St Andrew’s Primary School will work towards opening in September 2018 as a two form entry school

Kent County Show review images. All Andy Archer

HRH The Duke of Kent was among those in attendance

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

Titanic photographic exhibition at Tunbridge Wells' Royal Victoria Place

Remarkable images capture the glory and the catastrophe of the liner’s first and only journey in 1912

Child asylum seeker

Kent is shouldering more than its fair share of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Kent County Show 2016

Speaking at the Kent County Show, Phil Hogan said “we all need to make the best of it”

Piglets

All the latest details from Detling for the biggest event in the county’s calendar

Roy Hodgson Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Golden rays of the sun through the black clouds

Temperatures are expected to be in the 20s for most of the weekend

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