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Dole queues in Kent shrink for first time this year in final figures before the general election

Queues for the dole shortened in Kent for the first time this year giving the government a final boost heading into the general election. There were 431 fewer people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in the county in March, taking the total to 19,405, according to the Office for National Statistics. The fall follows two consecutive rises, which itself came after 11 …

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UK Oil and Gas Investments report finding a large amount of oil in the Weald basin which covers Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire

There could be a “world class” supply of oil underground in the Weald, according to a new discovery by an exploration firm. UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG) say there could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil beneath the South of England, after analysis of a well drilled at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport. But the firm says …

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POLL… General Election 2015: your candidates in Herne Bay

Comments (0) PARLIAMENT has dissolved and the starting gun has been fired for the 2015 General Election campaign. Six candidates are standing for the Thanet North constituency, which includes Herne Bay and has been held by Conservative Sir Roger Gale since 1983. Here is a look at the runners and riders hoping to secure the seat on May 7. Sir Roger …

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Dole numbers in Kent increase for second straight month in February, bucking the national trend

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits increased for the second consecutive month in Kent, once again bucking the national trend. Another 351 jobseekers joined the dole queue in February, taking the county’s total to 19,836 according to the Office for National Statistics. Canterbury was the worst performer, with 85 more people signing on last month, taking the city’s total …

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Dole numbers in Kent rise for the first time in 11 months, up by nearly 900 in January

The number of people on the dole in Kent has risen by nearly 900. It is the first time the amount of unemployed claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance has grown for 11 months, according to the Office for National Statistics. In total, 19,485 people signed on in January, up by 870 on the previous month. The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance …

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London Bridge Railway Station commuters facing chaos and crowds tonight

Commuters are tonight facing long delays and experiencing “dangerous” crowds due to delays out of London Bridge. Passengers waiting on the platform are reporting their concern at large crowds that have built up at the station due to delayed and cancelled trains.  Many of the routes affected are operated by Southern Rail, which runs services to several towns in west …

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BBC Radio Kent airport debate in Rochester

BBC Radio Kent is hosting a debate on airport expansion. A panel will come together at Cliffe Memorial Hall near Rochester on 30th October with doors opening at 18:00 GMT. The panellists will be: Daniel Moylan, the Mayor of London’s Aviation Advisor Councillor Alan Jarrett, Deputy Leader of Medway Council John Grant, Executive Vice President of aviation experts, OAG Charles …

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