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Council leader reveals post-Covid regeneration plans

The end of Covid restrictions is not now going to happen fully until July 21, but Tonbridge and Malling council stands ready to act when it does. (Con) said: "I am delighted to announce that we have secured £200,000 in national Government investment from their Welcome Back Fund which will support our high streets across the borough as we all emerge from the pandemic lockdown."

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Council leader reveals post-Covid regeneration plans

Unemployment drops by more than 10% since peak last May

Unemployment has dropped by 10.7% in Kent since the peak of the lockdown unemployment rise last May. And last month (May) saw 4.9% fewer unemployment claims than in April this year, when there were 67,875 people on benefits, compared to 64,575 last month - a fall of 3,300.

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Unemployment drops by more than 10% since peak last May

Kent coronavirus: New data reveals the exact number of active cases in every Kent district

Numbers are on the rise again but still well down from where they The government will announce whether the June 21 ‘freedom day’ can continue as planned tomorrow (June 14) Rising infection rates amid the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant has raised speculation that the easing will be delayed.

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Kent coronavirus: New data reveals the exact number of active cases in every Kent district

Kent COVID rates fall in only Swale as Delta variant causes ‘serious concern’

The rate in Tunbridge Wells has tripled, with infections also rocketing in Gravesham, Canterbury and Tonbridge and Malling and more Coronavirus infection rates have fallen in just one area of Kent, amid increasing fears over the highly contagious Delta variant. As COVID rates rocket across Kent - and the rest of the country - doubts are growing over the lifting of lockdown on June 21.

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Kent COVID rates fall in only Swale as Delta variant causes ‘serious concern’

Difficulties in restarting Parkruns

Reports in the national press that Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, was about to write to all local authorities urging them to facilitate Parkrun events, have sparked a pre-emptive letter to Mr Jenrick from the leader of Tonbridge and Malling council Nicolas Heslop.

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Difficulties in restarting Parkruns

'Our whole system failed Tony': New push for 'Tony's Law' on child abuse

Tony's adoptive mother Paula Hudgell on her campaign A proposed law calling for tougher sentences for child cruelty is to be introduced in Parliament today. Named 'Tony's Law' after double-amputee Tony Hudgell who was abused by his parents, the law would increase the punishment for child abusers to a maximum of life in prison.

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'Our whole system failed Tony': New push for 'Tony's Law' on child abuse

Kent's American-style village where everyone wants to live

Full of greenery, new houses, and clean streets, the garden village like something out of The Stepford Wives Kings Hill is fast becoming one of Kent's property hot spots.It seems that everyone wants to move there - and those who have already set up camp never want to leave.

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Kent's American-style village where everyone wants to live

Number of Tonbridge and Malling councillors to be slashed as new wards drawn up

Local Government Boundary Commission wants to be sure its proposals reflect 'community ties and identities' CHANGE: There are big changes coming for residents as the number of councillors are decreased and new boundaries are drawn up for the council (pictured above) based in West Malling (Pic Google Earth) The number of councillors on Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is going to be slashed by 20 per cent.

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Number of Tonbridge and Malling councillors to be slashed as new wards drawn up

A new mayor for Tonbridge and Malling rides triumphantly into town

Classic bike loving new mayor Roger Roud is secretary of Bexley Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club VROOM: He's a little bit different - new mayor for Tonbridge and Malling Roger Roud (above) is a classic motorcycle enthusiast A Triumph-riding grandfather is the new mayor for Tonbridge and Malling.

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A new mayor for Tonbridge and Malling rides triumphantly into town

Blunder sees two candidates nominated for same seat

The Labour party has been left scratching their heads after accidentally nominating two candidates for the same county council seat.Officials have blamed an administrative blunder that lead to the mix-up affecting a seat in Tonbridge and Malling for the forthcoming county council elections.The nomination papers for the Malling ward name both Sarah Palmer and Razwana Shelley as standing for the party.

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Blunder sees two candidates nominated for same seat

We're heading for a crisis, says transport campaigner

A cycling enthusiast and sustainable transport campaigner from Maidstone believes Kent County Council should be more pro-active in bringing out about infrastructure changes to support development.And he has found that a raft of local politicians agree with him.

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We're heading for a crisis, says transport campaigner

Rock thrown from motorway bridge hits lorry

Dashcam footage is being sought by police after a lorry was struck by a rock thrown from a bridge above the M26.The vehicle’s windscreen was shattered as a result of the incident, which happened near the junction for Wrotham.

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Rock thrown from motorway bridge hits lorry

Covid-19 cases rise in seven areas

Several areas in Kent have seen an increase in coronavirus cases over the last week.Overall, Kent and Medway saw cases rise by 0.71% after 569 cases were recorded in the last week - bringing the infection rate up to 30.59.

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Covid-19 cases rise in seven areas

Planning inspector approves 250 homes on field

A decision by councillors not to grant planning permission for 250 homes to be built on a treasured green space in East Malling, known as Forty Acres Field, has been overturned by a government planning inspector.

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Planning inspector approves 250 homes on field

Businessman uses mobile billboard to slate Tom Tugendhat MP over litter in Tonbridge and Malling

A businessman is taking Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat to task for what he sees as a failure to exert pressure on his borough council to clean its streets.

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Businessman uses mobile billboard to slate Tom Tugendhat MP over litter in Tonbridge and Malling

New supermarket due to open

A new store is set to open in a village.Retailer Ahilan Murugesu will open a new Costcutter supermarket on Hawley Drive, Leybourne next Wednesday (March 24), giving the community a great new option for shopping, as well as creating 10 new jobs.

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New supermarket due to open

Vaccine rollout 'dip' planned

The temporary closure of mass Covid-19 vaccination centres is part of a planned 'dip' in the rollout, says a Kent MP.

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Vaccine rollout 'dip' planned

Cambridge Union debates whether China is 'more a threat than an opportunity'

On Thursday, February 18, the Cambridge Union hosted a virtual debate on the motion ‘This House believes China is more a threat than an opportunity’.The debate was chaired by Freddie Fisk, Union president for Lent 2021.

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Cambridge Union debates whether China is 'more a threat than an opportunity'

'Chink of light' despite homes approval

A campaigner for preservation of open space says he has found "a chink of light" in a decision to approve a development of new homes. Last night a Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council planning committee gave outline permission for up to 106 houses on land off the A20 London Road in Allington known locally as Bunyards Farm. New housing around Hermitage Lane is increasing pressure on local roads. Picture: HawkEye Aerial Media Although councillors fearing the impact of extra traffic on local roads could not find

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'Chink of light' despite homes approval

'Out-of-control hedge burst through my fence - and it's all council's fault'

If your garden hedge if overgrowing the highway and causing a nuisance, Kent County Council can order you to cut it back, or do the work themselves and send you the bill. But it seems that when the boot is on the other foot, the authority can be very slow to act, as Vanessa McCloud from Tonbridge discovered. Vanessa McCloud with Evie by the damaged fence Mrs McCloud moved into her home in Darwin Drive seven years ago. In 2017, she became exasperated at the height of hedge and foliage on the other side of her

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'Out-of-control hedge burst through my fence - and it's all council's fault'