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Grammar school annexe for Kent

After four years of campaigning, a significant milestone has been reached for selective education in the UK as building work starts on a grammar school annexe in Kent. The grammar school provision in Sevenoaks is an annexe of the Weald of Kent Grammar School, in Tonbridge. Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Council, said: “This…

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Kent schools smash national levels

As the new school year kicks off, Kent families can be reassured that standards in the county’s schools continue to improve and are performing better than the national level. The percentage of Kent schools now rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted stands at 89%, compared with 84% nationally. In August 2015 82% were good or…

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EU funding boosts new diabetes project for Kent

More than 1,000 people with type 2 diabetes[1] are set to benefit from an innovative new EU-funded project involving health organisations from across Kent and Medway.  Called DWELL (Diabetes and WELLbeing), the cross-border initiative involves eight partners from the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and France[2], including Blackthorn Trust, Canterbury Christ Church University, the Health and…

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Nominate now for Dementia Friendly Awards

Has a business or an individual you know made life better for people living with dementia? Nominate them now for the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards. These awards are a chance to recognise the work going on across the county by organisations, projects and people to make Kent more dementia friendly. There are eight categories in…

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Your County Matters

From investing £4.2bn into key infrastructure, to safeguarding after more than 150,000 vulnerable young children, or covering 86% of England’s landmass, counties matter. County Council’s Network’s (CCN) new campaign, Your County Matters, will ensure county authorities are at the forefront of the debate on devolution and public sector reform. Launched as part of CCN’s Future of…

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Have your say on getting around in the county

People are being asked whether they agree with Kent County Council’s priorities for the future of transport in the county. A public consultation of the Local Transport Plan launches today (Monday) and runs until October 30. The plan is broken down into five main sections: Transport in Kent – sets out KCC’s achievements so far, anticipated…