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Welcome to the latest Local Authority, some kind of newsletter for Medway. With the result of the city status bid and a full council meeting happening this week, this edition is more politics heavy than usual. Enjoy!
We can stop talking about city status for now
Medway still isn’t a city.
It wasn’t a city when it was formed in 1998.
And now, at the fourth time of asking, it still isn’t going to be a city.
The government this morning confirmed that while 8 of the 39 towns that applied for city status this year will be awarded the honour, Medway was not among them.
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