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Warning of police force ‘meltdown’ if cuts are brought in

Policing in Kent could go into ‘meltdown’ and able only to deal with emergencies if £46.5m of government cuts to the force are implemented. The Kent Police Federation issued the warning after the police commissioner Ann Barnes set out her spending plans for the year, including cuts of £14.5m and a tax hike of 1.99%. The commissioner said the force …

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Picking up the pieces of commissioner’s calamity

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • Kent crime commissioner Ann Barnes has probably done more to disprove the idea that there is no such thing as bad publicity but things could have been a lot worse. Before appearing before members of …

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‘I am going on with my business as usual’

Kent’s under-fire police commissioner has vowed to stand for the next election despite a mauling over her appearance in a widely ridiculed TV documentary. A defiant Ann Barnes said she was not worried by what her political opponents would say about her track record in the £85,000 a year role when the next election is held. Many believe it will …

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