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Dartford’s councillors will meet next week

Dartford Borough Council last year approved a bid to re-name a street after murdered schoolgirl Claire Tiltman

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

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

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

Everything you need to know about our rising costs

Major projects such as Ebbsfleet garden city, Paramount park and junction 10a on the M20 are cited as reasons for a spike in demand

The 22-year-old was killed while on holiday

Southeastern passengers faced lengthy delays at the end of January

Councils are facing reductions in government support and growing demand for services

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

Gareth Johnson and Adam Holloway visited the site at Castle Hill today where Cherry Orchard will cater for some 420 pupils in the autumn

The bill will return to the House of Commons for its third reading

The coy response comes more than a year after Highways England first invited feedback on plans for a bored tunnel linking Kent and Essex

Changes to government funding streams have put added pressure on local authorities

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

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

Gareth Johnson believes sentencing leniency could give thieves ‘a green light’

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

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

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

The loophole lets passengers miss key border checks by buying a ticket from Brussels to Lille but then staying on the train until it reaches Ashford and Ebbsfleet

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

The town’s Conservative group has hit back at accusations of financial mismanagement

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