Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, has Tweeted this morning: "Paris Brown should step down as Youth Crime Tsar for Kent. The role should never have been created, nor a 17 year old put through this."
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The UK drivers' train union ASLEF has offered to suspend next week's strike action. It comes as fresh talks to end the dispute are agreed.
Tuesday afternoon's weather for the east of the region
Tuesday afternoon's weather for the west of the region