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Podcast - Should some children go back to school in June? the debate goes on

Podcast - Should some children go back to school in June? the debate goes on

May 19, 2020

A debate over whether some children should return to school in June is continuing.

There appears to be a divide between the government, unions, teachers and parents as to whether reception, year one and year six children should go back to class.

There are also suggestions those in years 10 and 12 should spend sometime at school before the summer holidays.

But as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, what's the best thing to do?

Nicola is joined by My Kent Family editor Lauren Abbott to discuss the tricky situation facing parents.

Podcast - VE Day 75 - How Kent will remember our World War Two heroes despite the current lockdown - 07/05/2020

Podcast - VE Day 75 - How Kent will remember our World War Two heroes despite the current lockdown - 07/05/2020

May 7, 2020

We may not be able to hold street parties, but we're still being urged to remember our World War Two heroes 75 years on from the end of the conflict.

Events will still be taking place to remember those who fought and died for the country and we can take part while still observing social distancing.

Nicola has been chatting to Ollie about how Kent will mark the occasion.

Podcast - We chat about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on sport in Kent - 01/04/2020

Podcast - We chat about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on sport in Kent - 01/04/2020

April 1, 2020

Sport has been paused during the coronavirus pandemic and while fans might find it frustrating, it's having a much bigger impact on athletes.

Nic has been chatting to Joe Coshan from KMTV's Team Talk about how football could be affected long term, why one athlete is determined to maintain his form ahead of the postponed Olympics and how one Kent cricketer is doing his bit to help.

Podcast - My Kent Family editor on home schooling, social distancing and birthdays on-hold - 27/03/2020

Podcast - My Kent Family editor on home schooling, social distancing and birthdays on-hold - 27/03/2020

March 27, 2020

My Kent Family editor Lauren chats to Nicola about adapting to home working and home schooling during the coronavirus lockdown.

Find out how the first week has gone - the success stories and the challenges.

Plus, how to deal with children's birthdays while social distancing.

Podcast - The people rallying together to help communities during lockdown - 25/03/2020

Podcast - The people rallying together to help communities during lockdown - 25/03/2020

March 25, 2020

On today's episode of the KentOnline podcast, Nicola Everett is joined by the KM's community reporter Oliver Kemp. 

The pair discuss some of the great initiatives around the county helping people during the lockdown, including a pub delivering school breakfasts, keeping kids learning at home, and a campaign to thank our NHS.

Talking Points: Kent’s weekly political podcast - 24/03/20

Talking Points: Kent’s weekly political podcast - 24/03/20

March 24, 2020

Political editor Paul Francis and Oliver Kemp discuss local council's work to encourage social distancing, stranded UK holidaymakers across the world and Cineworld employees asking for support after being sacked.

They also try to get to grips with recording the podcast from their separate homes whilst practising social distancing.

Podcast - help is being made available for businesses during the coronavirus outbreak - 18/03/2020

Podcast - help is being made available for businesses during the coronavirus outbreak - 18/03/2020

March 18, 2020

Help is being made available to businesses during the coronavirus outbreak while shops are putting on special opening hours for older residents to get supplies.

Meantime, there are concerns about workers in care homes and you can let us know how life has changed - contact details at the end of the podcast.

Podcast - How is the coronavirus outbreak affecting Kent?

Podcast - How is the coronavirus outbreak affecting Kent?

March 16, 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak continues - we're looking at the impact it's having here in Kent...

Over the weekend, the health secretary confirmed the over 70s and other vulnerable people could be told to self isolate.

Hear from Age UK in Canterbury, a Kent athlete who says he could struggle to pay the bills and find out how church services in the county are being adapted.

Also in the podcast, a railway line has reopened following a major landslide before Christmas.

Podcast - Government moves to ‘delay phase’ to tackle coronavirus outbreak - 12/03/2020

Podcast - Government moves to ‘delay phase’ to tackle coronavirus outbreak - 12/03/2020

March 12, 2020

The government has now moved to the so-called delay phase of its plan to tackle the outbreak.

As a result, people with signs of the infection - like a persistent cough or a fever - will be urged to stay home for a week.

There are currently 11 confirmed cases in Kent and Medway - and we're starting to hear how it's affecting the county with events being cancelled.

Businesses have also started to reveal how they're being hit by the virus.

Talking Points: Kent’s weekly political podcast - 12/03/20

Talking Points: Kent’s weekly political podcast - 12/03/20

March 12, 2020

The KentOnline podcasters are back to talk through the latest political developments affecting the county.

Political editor Paul Francis and Oliver Kemp discuss the Chancellor's 2020 budget dominated by coronavirus, the potential for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections to be delayed and Kent County Council moving home after more than a century.

Paul also explains 'fruitless payments' in the jargon phrase of the week.