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Podcast - Boss of children’s hospice calls for more government funding - 18/06/2019

Podcast - Boss of children’s hospice calls for more government funding - 18/06/2019

June 18, 2019

The boss of a Kent children's hospice is calling on the Government to guarantee more funding as a week recognising the work they do takes place.
Demelza Hospice Care near Sittingbourne needs about £10m a year to keep running - with only 12% of that coming from the Government or the NHS.

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Podcast - People experiencing mental illness will no longer be held in police cells - 17/06/2019

Podcast - People experiencing mental illness will no longer be held in police cells - 17/06/2019

June 17, 2019

Plans have been announced to ban the use of police cells as a place to detain people who're experiencing a mental health crisis.

The Prime Minister's unveiled a series of measure to improve the nation's approach to the issue.

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Podcast - Dating apps blamed for rise in STIs - 14/06/2019

Podcast - Dating apps blamed for rise in STIs - 14/06/2019

June 14, 2019

Figures show there's been an increase in the number of sexually transmitted infections being diagnosed in Kent.

Just over 5,200 people in the county were found to have an STI last year - over 400 more than in 2017.

Some health experts fear an increase in the use of dating apps could be linked to the rise in figures.

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Podcast - Hundreds march in support of ‘racist’ attack victim - 13/06/2019

Podcast - Hundreds march in support of ‘racist’ attack victim - 13/06/2019

June 13, 2019

The family of a German student who was the victim of what some fear was a racist attack in Canterbury say they're praying for him to wake up from his coma...
17 year-old Daniel Ezzedine, who's of Lebanese descent, is in a critical condition in hospital after being assaulted in Whitefriars Street a week ago.
Last night hundreds of people marched through the city to show support for him.

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Podcast - CBD sweets offered to children - 12/06/2019

Podcast - CBD sweets offered to children - 12/06/2019

June 12, 2019

It's a topic that's been dividing opinion since it started to make headlines in recent years - now a Kent company is going to start selling sweets containing a substance extracted from cannabis plants.

You've probably heard of CBD because it's what some parents of children with severe epilepsy have been campaigning for to reduce their seizures.

Now the two men who own and run the shop Sweet Sol in Herne Bay say they're planning to move to Whitstable next year and supply their products containing the substance to other shops in the county.

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Podcast - MP backing Michael Gove despite cocaine revelation - 11/06/2019

Podcast - MP backing Michael Gove despite cocaine revelation - 11/06/2019

June 11, 2019

The battle to become the Prime Minister is heating up, with the first official hustings of the Conservative leadership race taking place.

10 candidates have made it through to the first round of voting.

Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat says he's still backing Michael Gove as the next Tory leader - despite him admitting taking cocaine on several occasions more than 20 years ago

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Podcast - Tributes paid to former Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh following death at the age of 49

Podcast - Tributes paid to former Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh following death at the age of 49

June 10, 2019

Tributes are being paid to former Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh.

The 49-year-old, who managed the league one side between 2015 and 2017, suffered a fatal heart attack on Saturday.

The club's opened a book of condolence at Priestfield, for fans to write their own messages.

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Podcast - Thousands of children going to school hungry - 07/06/19

Podcast - Thousands of children going to school hungry - 07/06/19

June 7, 2019

New research shows thousands of children in Kent are going to school every day without having any breakfast.

According to Childwise, one in ten 7-15-year-olds here in the south east are starting the day on an empty stomach.

There are concerns that leads to them missing out on the equivalent of six hours of lesson time a week, because they can't focus properly on learning.

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Podcast - Commemorations mark 75th anniversary of D-Day - 06/06/19

Podcast - Commemorations mark 75th anniversary of D-Day - 06/06/19

June 6, 2019

Events have been taking place in the UK and northern France to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

More than 22-thousand British troops died in the invasion by allied forces, which ultimately ended World War Two.

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Podcast - MP questions Justice Secretary over potential release of serial killer - 05/06/2019

Podcast - MP questions Justice Secretary over potential release of serial killer - 05/06/2019

June 5, 2019

Dartford's MP Gareth Johnson has questioned the justice secretary in the house of commons over the potential release of a serial killer Patrick Mackay.
The 66 year-old criminal grew up in the area and is currently Britain's longest serving prisoner.

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