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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The MPs for Dartford and Gravesham have joined forces with 14 other Kent Members of Parliament to demand instant jail sentences for people who cough or spit at any emergency worker.

Boris Johnson has paid tribute to the NHS, saying there is “no question” it saved his life after he contracted coronavirus.

The Home Secretary has kicked off a public awareness campaign to ensure those experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse know of the help on offer.

Boris Johnson is on the mend and “sitting up in bed” the chancellor has confirmed.

Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” in a London hospital as he battles coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

Boris Johnson is in a “stable” condition after spending the night in intensive care as he battles coronavirus.

Today the UK heads to the polls for the first December election since 1923 – so please do brave the weather, get out and vote.

The country is on course for its first December general election since 1923 after MPs in Westminster backed plans to go to the polls on December 12 at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

Labour swept to power in Gravesham today - historically an important bellwether seat for general elections – as the Conservative Party suffered further embarrassment at the polls.

Crossrail will not open before December 2020, the company behind the infrastructure project has confirmed.

A Labour councillor has stood down as a Kent County Councillor for Gravesend after more than 12 years to focus on his role as an MP for a town 60 miles away.

Councillors claim more people in Kent will feel the effects of climate change if the demands from central government to build “huge numbers” of homes are met.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

Kent County Council is set to raise the minimum hourly wage for its workers to £8.10 from April.

Council taxpayers in Kent could be hit by a 4.99per cent increase in their bills from April, Kent County Council announced today.

County Hall has defended the decision, insisting it is legal, ethical and generates a good return

Admissions for the reception class are already open

It comes as KCC attempts to juggle a £4.5m overspend on caring for unaccompanied asylum seeking children

The defence minister admitted his behaviour, in the past, had fallen short of expected standards

The machines are known as the “crack cocaine” of gambling

The proposals will involve widening the A2 to junction 1 of the M2, near the village of Shorne

KCC grits over 2,500 miles of the county’s roads

The move comes following an agreement between Dartford Borough Council and the parish

KCC also had to shell out some £184,178 in compensation over the last year

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