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Podcast: A-level results day in Kent like no other

Podcast: A-level results day in Kent like no other

August 13, 2020

It's been an A-level results day like no other - hugs and sobbing at the school gate replaced with social distanced gatherings, if schools were even open.

Hear from students from across the county as they received their grades which, this year, weren't based on exam results.

Also in the podcast, it's feared Kent is just 'days away' from running out of space to look after unaccompanied children who've crossed the Channel.

And, a petition is launched against plans for a theme park in north Kent, bubbed the UK's answer to Disneyland.

Podcast: Reaction from Kent as the UK falls into its biggest ever recession

Podcast: Reaction from Kent as the UK falls into its biggest ever recession

August 12, 2020

The financial cost of lockdown has been revealed today as it's confirmed the UK has fallen into it's biggest ever recession.

The economy shrank by 20% between April and June as shops, pubs, restaurants and factories all closed because of the pandemic.

The Chancellor has warned more jobs could be lost but insists we will get through this.

Also in the podcast, figures show an increase in racially aggravated crime in Kent during the Black Lives Matter protests, and £112m of work gets underway to improve two busy junctions on the A2.

Podcast: Talks take place in Paris on migrant crossings to Kent

Podcast: Talks take place in Paris on migrant crossings to Kent

August 11, 2020

Talks have been taking place in Paris on the number of migrants risking their lives by crossing the Channel in small boats to Kent.

Hundreds of people have made the journey in recent days and the Navy has been asked to help patrol the waters.

Also in today's podcast - a man has died in a hit and run in Medway, figures reveal a rise in child sex offences in Kent and cinemas say their futures are being threatened by movies being streamed.

Podcast: Anger as beach party at Greatstone, New Romney leaves coast strewn with litter

Podcast: Anger as beach party at Greatstone, New Romney leaves coast strewn with litter

August 10, 2020

There's anger after thousands of people turned up on a beach in Kent for a 'cook out' event which organisers have now admitted 'got out of hand'.

Coaches and minibuses arrived from London for the gathering on Greatstone beach in New Romney after it was banned from happening at nearby Camber.

This morning, the coast was covered in litter and it's emerged a number of police officers were injured.

Also in the podcast - a request is made to the Royal navy to patrol the Channel as migrant crossings continue.

And, why more and more children in Kent are suffering from conditions like eczema.

Podcast: Record number of migrants cross Channel and holidaymakers head to the Kent coast

Podcast: Record number of migrants cross Channel and holidaymakers head to the Kent coast

August 7, 2020

An inquiry is getting underway after a record number of migrants crossed the English Channel to Kent.

Dover's MP is calling for French authorities to do more to stop people trafficking gangs.

Also on today's podcast - thousands flock to Kent's beaches as temperature soar, but be warned, the sunny weather could come to an abrupt end on Monday.

Podcast: Field fire destroys Airbnb bungalow and narrowly avoids family home in Gillingham

Podcast: Field fire destroys Airbnb bungalow and narrowly avoids family home in Gillingham

August 6, 2020

A family say firefighters should have done more after a fire ripped through a field and destroyed part of their property.

The recently built Airbnb bungalow was gutted by the blaze in Gillingham.

Hear from the owners who only just managed to escape.

Also in the podcast - Strood GP Dr Julian Spinks has advice on how to copy with the heatwave and Santus Circus thank residents who donated food during lockdown.

Podcast: Swab tests carried out to check for signs of coronavirus at railway stations in Kent

Podcast: Swab tests carried out to check for signs of coronavirus at railway stations in Kent

August 5, 2020

Swab tests have been carried out to check for signs of coronavirus at railway stations in Kent.

A new cleaning product is being used and extra staff brought in to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Hear from one of the Southeastern bosses.

Also in the podcast - a Kent mum urges other parents to know the signs of Type 1 diabetes after her 2-year-old daughter was diagnosed. And, we hear from one holiday business that's had a surge in bookings as more of us opt for a staycation this year.

KM Community Podcast - ‘Kashmiris in Kent raise awareness of turmoil back home’ - 05/08/20

KM Community Podcast - ‘Kashmiris in Kent raise awareness of turmoil back home’ - 05/08/20

August 5, 2020

A year on from the removal of Jammu and Kashmir's special status by India, Kashmiris living in Kent are speaking up and raising awareness of the plights faced in their home region.

Podcast: Mixed fortunes of pantomimes in Kent this Christmas

Podcast: Mixed fortunes of pantomimes in Kent this Christmas

August 4, 2020

It may be the middle of summer, but decisions are already being made as to whether pantomimes will be staged in Kent this Christmas.

Bosses at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre have called off their production, but The Stag in Sevenoaks say a covid-safe performance will still go ahead.

Also in the podcast - how organised crime gangs are targeting farms in Kent and a Tonbridge couple react to a decision from the High Court on humanist weddings.

Podcast: Hundreds of venues in Kent sign up to Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Podcast: Hundreds of venues in Kent sign up to Eat Out to Help Out scheme

August 3, 2020

One of the big incentives by the government to try and boost the economy following lockdown is underway - and hundreds of places to eat in Kent have signed up.
Eat Out to Help Out will run on Mondays to Wednesdays in August.
Hear from one Kent food place that's taking part.

Also in the podcast - an Ashford doctor reacts to news of a new 90 minute Covid test and hear from the Wrotham schoolgirl who's got a top prize for a film made in lockdown.

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