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  • Waves on beach during bad weather
    Article: Aug 18, 2017

    Residents have until 08 Oct 2017 to comment on the KCC Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. The strategy covers the management of local flood risks in the county between 2017 and 2023.

    You can have your say on the strategy at http://consultations.kent.gov.uk/consult.ti/LocalFloodRiskManagementStrategy/consultationHome .

  • The Week in Politics - Jo Swinson and Vince Cable
    Article: Aug 12, 2017

    It might be the height of the August holidays, but your Liberal Democrat team have been hard at work - as usual this week. Here's what we've been up to:

    Friday 4th August

    After comments from Sir James Munby - the UK's most senior family judge about a horrifying mental health case, Norman Lamb called for more and better investment in mental health.

  • Tom Brake (By Chris McAndrew - https://api20170418155059.azure-api.net/photo/bhDYT87s.jpeg?crop=CU_1:1&quality=80&download=trueGallery: https://beta.parliament.uk/media/bhDYT87s, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61321850)
    Article: Aug 11, 2017
    By Tom Brake MP

    This morning, the Times newspaper alleges that the Government is drawing up plans to scrap people's right to sue the government for breaking the law.

    Currently, under EU law citizens have the right to sue member states for damages if their rights were infringed by the failure of a country to implement EU law.

  • Ed Davey (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Aug 11, 2017
    By Edward Davey MP, Shadow Home Secretary

    I'm not personally one of those who thinks we should weaken encryption because I think there is a parallel issue, which is cybersecurity more broadly.

    Jonathan Evans, former Head of MI5

    That was the former Chief of MI5 Jonathan Evans, speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme and stating that he would not support a clampdown on the use of encryption.

  • Right of Way Map
    Article: Aug 11, 2017

    Residents have until 17 Sep 2017 to comment on the KCC Rights of Way Improvement Plan. The plan covers how rights of way are used in Kent and any changes that are required in the next 10 years to meet the needs of residents and people visiting Kent. KCC have hired a market research agency called Lake Market Research to carry out the consultation and process responses.

  • Sandgate Sea Festival 2017
    Article: Aug 10, 2017

    SATURDAY 26th AUGUST Granville Parade 19:00 - 22:00

    A spectacular firework display sponsored by the ROGER DE HAAN CHARITABLE TRUST at approximately 9pm. Live music, food outlets, Folkestone Party Mascots and flashing wands will be on offer throughout the evening.

    SUNDAY 27th AUGUST Granville Parade 11:00 - 17:00

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Aug 10, 2017

    MILITARY ROAD, SANDGATE

    TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING

    Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Section 14 (2) as amended by The Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991.

    Kent County Council gives notice that Military Road, Sandgate will be closed to through traffic, on 9th August 2017 for an estimated period of 2 days.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Aug 9, 2017
    By Vince Cable

    The warnings from the financial regulator have to be taken seriously. He has no political axe to grind. And the Bank of England has to be on guard.

    Sam Woods, chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority, has warned of a 'cliff edge' for financial systems.

    The warnings from the financial regulator have to be taken seriously. He has no political axe to grind. And the Bank of England has to be on guard. The 10th anniversary of the beginnings of the banking crisis is a reminder of what happens when warnings of financial instability are not taken seriously enough.

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