Kent County Council leader Cllr Paul Carter has announced a proposed council tax increase of 1.99 per cent - the maximum possible without triggering a referendum. It comes as County Hall struggles to balance the books in the face of cuts in Government grant.
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Friday afternoon's forecast for the west of the region
Friday afternoon's forecast for the east of the region