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Podcast - Great British Bake Off judge to help reform hospital food after listeria outbreak

Podcast - Great British Bake Off judge to help reform hospital food after listeria outbreak

August 23, 2019

The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith says she will do her best to help reform hospital food in England.

She's been brought in to help with a government review of meals, after six patients died due to a listeria outbreak.

A 38 year-old mum from Ashford was among those who came down with the illness after she stayed at the William Harvey in May - but she managed to recover.

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KM Community Podcast - Knife crime won’t stop if we don’t start educating young people  - 23/08/19

KM Community Podcast - Knife crime won’t stop if we don’t start educating young people - 23/08/19

August 23, 2019

This week we were joined by by Francis Osei-Appiah, a former gang member who now runs the charity Reform, Restore, Respect. He joined us to talk about the struggles with county lines gangs in Kent and how knife crime and gang culture can be prevented.

Podcast - Kent students find out their GCSE results - 22/08/2019

Podcast - Kent students find out their GCSE results - 22/08/2019

August 22, 2019

It's a big day for thousands of teenagers across Kent - GCSE results are out.
Across the country there's been a slight increase in the pass rate, despite concerns about the difficulty of exams.
In our podcast today you can hear from some of the students, as well as the man in charge of education at Kent County Council, Childline and the Principal of Mid Kent College.

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Podcast - Police looking for a six-year-old boy who fell into a river in Kent have found his body - 21/08/19

Podcast - Police looking for a six-year-old boy who fell into a river in Kent have found his body - 21/08/19

August 21, 2019

Police have confirmed a body found in a Kent river is that of a missing six-year-old boy. Lucas Dobson fell into the River Stour on Saturday, while on a fishing trip with his family. The death's not being treated as suspicious.
Also in today's episode: The parents of a Tunbridge Wells man who died from meningitis are urging other young people to get vaccinated, and Gillingham FC boss Steve Evans says he's sure they'll get their first League One win of the season soon.

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Podcast - Vigils held for missing boy as volunteers told to stop searching - 20/08/2019

Podcast - Vigils held for missing boy as volunteers told to stop searching - 20/08/2019

August 20, 2019

Candlelit vigils have been held along the Kent coast for six-year-old Lucas Dobson, who is still missing after falling into the River Stour in Sandwich on Saturday.
Police have thanked everyone who has helped look for him, but have asked members of the public to stay away from the area today as they focus their search on the water itself.
Also in today's episode: Eurotunnel bosses say they're ready for a no-deal Brexit, residents speak out 75 years after a ship carrying explosives sank off Sheppey, and a local pop star tell us how being bullied made her a stronger person.

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Podcast - Search continues for missing boy who fell into river - 19/08/2019

Podcast - Search continues for missing boy who fell into river - 19/08/2019

August 19, 2019

A search is continuing for a six-year-old boy who fell into the River Stour while on a family fishing trip.
Lucas Dobson from Deal was swept away in Sandwich on Saturday and hundreds of people have been out looking for him.
Also in today's episode: residents speak out against plans for 1,200 new homes, and a woman's trying to raise awareness for people who care for severely ill loved ones.

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Podcast - Kent mum sentenced for killing her twins

Podcast - Kent mum sentenced for killing her twins

August 16, 2019

A mum who killed her 23-month-old twins in Margate on Boxing Day has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.

Jake and Chloe were found in their beds at their home in Castle Drive in the early hours of December 27th 2018 - shortly after Samantha Ford was involved in a car crash.

The 38 year-old admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. She will remain in a secure hospital until she's deemed fit to be moved to prison.

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Podcast - Kent students find out their A Level results

Podcast - Kent students find out their A Level results

August 15, 2019

It's the day thousands of teenager in Kent have been waiting for - A level results are out.

For some it'll be a day to celebrate, others might have to think again about their plans for the future.

Nationally, just over a quarter achieved an A star or A - while the overall pass rate is 97.6%

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Podcast - Kent commuters face an increase in season ticket prices - 14/08/2019

Podcast - Kent commuters face an increase in season ticket prices - 14/08/2019

August 14, 2019

Rail commuters in Kent face paying more than £200 extra for an annual season ticket from January.

It's been confirmed regulated fares will be able to rise by up to 2-point-8 percent.

The increase is linked to July's rate of Retail Prices Index inflation.

KM Community Podcast - Councils need to start planting trees to reverse climate change damage - 13/08/19

KM Community Podcast - Councils need to start planting trees to reverse climate change damage - 13/08/19

August 13, 2019

Climate change has become a serious topic of conversation across the county. The majority of local councils across Kent have declared a state of climate emergency, with some pledging to be carbon neutral in just over a decade.

To discuss this we were joined by Dr Charlie Gardner, a lecturer in Conservation biology at the University of Kent.