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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.

Podcast - Chancellor unveils measures to help country cope during coronavirus outbreak

Podcast - Chancellor unveils measures to help country cope during coronavirus outbreak

March 11, 2020

Coronavirus has dominated the new Chancellor's budget today.

Rishi Sunak has only been in the job for 27 days.

He's announced a £30 billion package to help the economy cope with the outbreak and an emergency response fund of £5 billion for the health service's fight against Covid-19.

Also in today's episode, fears the outbreak could affect the tourism industry and more tributes are paid following a headteacher's sudden death.

Podcast - Shock at headteacher’s sudden death - 10/03/2020

Podcast - Shock at headteacher’s sudden death - 10/03/2020

March 10, 2020

There's shock today after the headteacher of a trust that runs three schools around Maidstone died suddenly from a heart attack at the age of just 45.
Darren Webb was in charge of the Coppice Primary Partnership which runs Coxheath, Loose and St Katherine's primaries.
Also in today's podcast: find out how was can stop the spread of fake news about the coronavirus online, and has the money spent on Brexit so far been worth it?

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Podcast - Latest advice from health bosses about the coronavirus outbreak - 09/03/2020

Podcast - Latest advice from health bosses about the coronavirus outbreak - 09/03/2020

March 9, 2020

Today we're looking at how the coronavirus is continuing to affect the county, and what precautions we can take to stop it spreading.
There are now six confirmed cases of Covid-19 - four in Kent and two in Medway.
Also in today's podcast: A court's heard how a man was bludgeoned to death and his was body burned in Medway, hear from the drag queens who're inspiring people in the LGBT community, and find out why the Gillingham manager is angry about the weekend's result.

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