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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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

The new councillor was elected last week

A consultation into the proposals launches today

He led them to overwhelming success in this year's local elections

Europa Worldwide Group suggests some lorries should instead make the trip around the clockwise M25

The borough's wards will have to shifted for the drop

Dartford's MP writes his monthly column for the Gravesend Reporter

A new report has assessed the huge economic impact of HS1 since it began in 2007

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