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The new Chief Executive of hospitals in East Kent says patient care is not suffering despite the Trust being in Special Measures.
Chris Bown says the three hospitals have a good record but there are serious issues to be tackled, including low morale and a culture of bullying.
He insists patients come first.
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A third runway at Heathrow would be "unlawful", its rival Gatwick claimed today.
It says expansion at Heathrow would breach strict European air quality limits. Gatwick, meanwhile, claims it would meet all limits with a second runway and expansion should be in Sussex.
But Heathrow has hit back saying it would put measures in place to mitigate and the airport is the best place for expansion with tens of thousands of new jobs boosting the local economy.
The row erupted on the final day of consultation on pollution by the Airport Commission, which will make a recommendation on a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick in the next few weeks.
The number of children who receive weekly pocket money appears to be on a declining trend in the South, research suggests.
While more than three-quarters (78%) of eight to 15-year-olds who took part in Halifax's annual pocket money survey still get a weekly payout, this proportion has fallen from 82% who did so when the survey was carried out in 2014.
Despite the improving economy, children are getting 15p a week less on average for their piggy banks than they were a year ago.
Halifax found that the typical weekly payout a child receives now amounts to £6.20, compared with £6.35 in 2014 and £6.50 in 2013.
Continuing a trend seen previously in the survey, boys tend to fare better than girls when it comes to the amount of money received, the research suggests.
Boys said they get £6.25 a week on average, while girls receive £6.14.
Seven in 10 children surveyed save at least some of their pocket money and one in 10 save all of it. Two-thirds (67%) of girls are putting money away in savings, compared with nearly three-quarters (73%) of boys.
Some 1,200 children between eight and 15 years old took part in the survey. Here are the average amounts of pocket money children receive each week from their parents or guardians, followed by the percentage change compared with 2014:
:: London, £7.65, minus 7.5%.
:: South East, £6.16, minus 4.5%.
:: South West, £5.60, 4.8%.
Two new additions to Port Lympne Reserve in Kent will help boost Bison numbers. The youngsters' arrival now means that there are 16 European bison at the visitor attraction. The youngsters, one male and one female, were born within days of each other. Last year the reserve sent a Bison to live in the wild in the Carpathian mountains.
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Rubbish left on the street in Gilingham has led to a kebab shop owner being fined hundreds of pounds.
Jamshed Hasanzada, owner of Top Kebab in Canterbury Street, was prosecuted for not arranging for his waste to be taken away.