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European nurses arrive in England to fill staff shortages

Many of our hospitals are struggling to recruit nurses so some health trusts have resorted to going abroad to get staff. Around one thousand nursing roles are available at hospitals across the south east. Dozens of Spanish and Greek nurses have just started new jobs at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham. But managers say they need to fill three hundred more posts. Tom Savvides reports.


Protesters object to council cutbacks in Kent

Protesters gathered outside County Hall in Maidstone as councillors met to set the budget and next year's council tax.

Kent - like most councils - wants to increase the tax by a maximum 3.99%

In addition, it needs to make savings of around £110 million.

Councillors have suggested 150 jobs could go - in addition to the 2000 it has been forced to shed over last five years. Andrea Thomas reports.


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