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Podcast - a coroner had said the death of baby Harry Richford was ‘wholly avoidable’ - 24/01/2020

Podcast - a coroner had said the death of baby Harry Richford was ‘wholly avoidable’ - 24/01/2020

January 24, 2020

A coroner has said a baby boy who died at the QEQM in Margate was 'failed by the hospital' and his death was 'wholly avoidable'.

An inquest has been looking into what happened to Harry Richford who died at seven days old following a traumatic birth at the hospital in 2017.

The coroner also says 'neglect contributed to his death' and he would have survived if he'd been resuscitated within 10 minutes - instead of 28.

Also in today's episode: with a week to go, there's still confusion over cross-Channel travel after Brexit - how martial arts is being used to tackle knife crime and we look ahead to Gillingham's next game in league one.

Podcast - Baby deaths at Kent hospitals ‘could have been prevented’ - 23/01/2020

Podcast - Baby deaths at Kent hospitals ‘could have been prevented’ - 23/01/2020

January 23, 2020

An investigation into East Kent Hospitals Trust has concluded the deaths of at least seven babies since 2016 might not have happened if standards had been higher.
Bosses have already apologised admitting standards "fell short" - and say they're reviewing their service with some of England’s leading maternity experts to make rapid improvements.
Also in today's episode: a doctor is urging us not to panic too much about a deadly virus in China, a car dealership has been targeted by thieves for a third time, and a former striker has told us what it's like to play under Gillingham manager Steve Evans.

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Podcast - Man appears in court accused of murdering partner - 22/01/2020

Podcast - Man appears in court accused of murdering partner - 22/01/2020

January 22, 2020

A man is expected to go on trial in July accused of murdering his partner at their home in Gillingham.
40-year-old Benjamin Bowler was charged after 39-year-old Kelly Price was found dead on Richmond Road.
Also in today's episode: 40,000 tonnes of stone is going to be brought in to fix a landslip which has left train tracks dangling in mid-air, and we find out what's happening in Kent to mark the National Trust's 125th anniversary.

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Podcast - Thousands of exclusions at secondary schools - 21/01/2020

Podcast - Thousands of exclusions at secondary schools - 21/01/2020

January 21, 2020

Figures show pupils are being temporarily excluded from secondary schools in Kent and Medway more times than anywhere else in the south east...
According to data released in Ofsted's annual report, there were almost 10-and-a-half thousand fixed period exclusions last year - but in terms of percentage it was around average for the region.
Also in today's episode: there are calls for more carriages on high speed trains to tackle overcrowding, vehicle are still underwater almost a month after an underwater car park flooded, and there are calls for more funding for sitting volleyball.

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Talking Points: Kent’s weekly political podcast - 20/01/20

Talking Points: Kent’s weekly political podcast - 20/01/20

January 20, 2020

This week KentOnline's political podcasters look at the headlines dominating the news across the county. 

 

Political editor Paul Francis and Oliver Kemp discusses delays in the Manston airport talks, Jess Phillips' 'awful' hustings performance and a lack of lorry parks in Kent.

The duo also reflect on whether Big Ben might be bonged for Brexit. 

Podcast - Free sanitary products at schools and colleges in Kent - 20/01/2020

Podcast - Free sanitary products at schools and colleges in Kent - 20/01/2020

January 20, 2020

Schools and colleges in Kent are being offered sanitary products in a bid to reduce the number of girls missing classes because of period poverty.
Almost half of teenage girls in the country think not being able to afford pads or tampons is holding girls back.
Also in today's episode: calls for Big Ben to chime to mark Brexit have been branded a waste of money, thousands of people have signed a petition against new homes, Fatboy Slim and Madness are headlining a Kent festival this summer, and the Gillingham manager gives us his thoughts on the weekend's result.

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Podcast - Man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman - 17/01/2020

Podcast - Man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman - 17/01/2020

January 17, 2020

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman in Gillingham.
Police and paramedics were called to a property on Richmond Road just before 5 yesterday evening and a 39-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Also in today's episode: more than half of senior doctor jobs in the county are currently unfilled, we're getting the chance to have our say on new plans for a £160m regeneration of Gravesend town centre, a Park Run for cancer patients is happening in west Kent, and the Gillingham manager looks ahead to this weekend's game against Oxford United.

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Podcast - Mum raising awareness after suffering three heart attacks in a week - 16/01/2020

Podcast - Mum raising awareness after suffering three heart attacks in a week - 16/01/2020

January 16, 2020

A Herne Bay mum who suffered three heart attacks in a week at the age of just 30 has spoken out to try and raise awareness of the rare condition that caused it.
At one stage, Rose Murphy was given just a 10% chance or survival after it happened in November 2018.
Also in today's episode: Babies are being taught sign language before they learn to speak, and a teenager has quit college to make videos on TikTok full time.

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Podcast - Hundreds of jobs at risk at factory - 15/01/2020

Podcast - Hundreds of jobs at risk at factory - 15/01/2020

January 15, 2020

A union has vowed to try and prevent the closure of a car parts factory in Sittingbourne, which could lead to the loss of around 300 jobs.
Bosses at Antolin Interiors have announced they plan to shut the site in Hartlip - blaming a slump in global car sales.
Also in today's episode: Four men are starting a total of more than 80 years in prison for a fatal stabbing, a former football coach has opened up about his gambling addiction, and it's feared there's going to be a shortfall of sixth form places over the next five years.

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Podcast - Kent campaigner welcomes ban on people using credit cards for gambling - 14/01/2020

Podcast - Kent campaigner welcomes ban on people using credit cards for gambling - 14/01/2020

January 14, 2020

Online bookmakers' share prices have fallen after it was announced they soon won't be able to take payments on credit cards.
The Gambling Commission says it wants to stop people spending money they don't have.
Also in today's episode: a mum is speaking out after waiting two years for her son to be diagnosed as autistic, and a former footballer is urging parents to think about their behaviour at children's matches.

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