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June 21, 2018 1:31 PM More Syrian refugees start new lives in Kent

Seven refugee families from Syria have been welcomed to Kent in the last four months. It brings the total number of vulnerable Syrian families settling in the county to 48, since 2014. The figures, from Kent County Council, are revealed as Refugee Week runs across the UK. The groups have started new lives here as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons 10

June 14, 2018 7:06 AM Truckers object to ban on overnight parking

GROUPS representing thousands of truckers have hit back at claims lorry drivers are causing “a huge problem” by parking overnight in industrial estates. North East Truckers, which has 5,900 members, and SNAP Account, which works 70,000 drivers, said North Yorkshire County Council and Hambleton District Council must provide an alternative site to stop before 12

June 10, 2018 11:47 PM Half of councils now charge families for respite care with the average cost up to £740-a-week, figures show

Many local authorities are charging family carers for respite breaks when they desperately need time off, figures have revealed. More than six million people in the UK care for relatives, and councils can fund cover for them if they are deemed eligible. But statistics obtained by Labour from 88 councils show that 52 now charge fees for respite care. Local 9

June 9, 2018 7:30 AM Business bid for new CCTV

A BUSINESS group in Pickering is crowdfunding for the town’s new CCTV system to combat anti-social behaviour - and has raised more than £3,500 in a month. The Welcome to Pickering group has set up a GoFundMe page online in an attempt to raise the £12,000 cash for the new CCTV system. The fundraising is part of the Ryedale Cameras in Action (RCIA) project 11

June 5, 2018 3:18 PM York councillors to discuss new 'social value' policy

YORK council is drawing up a policy to boost “social value” through the way it buys goods and services. Authority staff have drafted a social value policy, in line with government rules saying councils must try to boost “economic, social and environmental wellbeing of their area” when spending money on goods and services. The policy, which is due to be discussed 11

May 3, 2018 9:06 PM Local elections 2018 LIVE: Latest updates as voters head to the polls

Voters - and their dogs - hit the polls today in local elections across England. The vote will put Theresa May to her biggest electoral test since she lost her government majority last year. London is the major battleground after recent polls pointed towards a substantial swing to Labour. Jeremy Corbyn's party will be hoping to win control of Tower Hamlets 12 4

April 30, 2018 12:45 AM Royal wedding: TV licence waived for community parties

The BBC has waived the TV licence fee for communities wanting to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. It means street parties and other special events can screen the wedding live without buying a licence. Usually a premises must be covered by a TV licence for showing live TV or iPlayer, but this can be waived in exceptional circumstances 21

April 1, 2018 10:36 PM Litter louts face tougher penalties than speeding drivers! People who throw trash from a car window face £150 on-the-spot fine in new litter crackdown

People who drop rubbish face on-the-spot fines of up to £150 in a Government crackdown on the litter problem that is blighting neighbourhoods and roads across the country. The penalty, coming into force today, is almost double the previous maximum of £80 and could see offenders fined more harshly than speeding drivers. For the first time throughout England 18

March 28, 2018 8:51 AM Average council tax in England increases by 5.1% as adult social care costs rise

For the year 2018-19, people living in a property that is in Band D - seen as the most usual band - will pay an average of £1,671 - an increase of £81 or 5.1%. The largest increase in 14 years is partly down to rising adult social care costs. A total of 152 of the largest authorities are allowed to increase their council tax by up to 3% just for adult 20

March 26, 2018 2:55 PM Sussex pothole and road repairs get £3m funding

NEARLY £3m has been provided to fix potholes and repair roads damaged by the Beast from the East. The Department for Transport has allocated £2.95 million to Sussex authorities as part of a £100m nationwide fund to repair storm damage. West Sussex is also one of a handful of authorities getting ringfenced funding for newly-developed road monitoring technology 4