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Podcast - Boris Johnson is the new Conservative leader and will take over as Prime Minister - 23/07/2019

Podcast - Boris Johnson is the new Conservative leader and will take over as Prime Minister - 23/07/2019

July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson is to become the new Prime Minister after winning the Conservative leadership contest.

The former foreign secretary and ex-London Mayor received nearly double the number of votes as Jeremy Hunt in a ballot of Tory members.

He'll get the keys to Number 10 tomorrow after Theresa May goes to see the Queen to officially hand in her resignation.

Podcast - Holiday hunger hits Kent as summer break gets underway - 22/07/2019

Podcast - Holiday hunger hits Kent as summer break gets underway - 22/07/2019

July 22, 2019

With the summer break getting underway for most children this week, we've been looking at the issue of holiday hunger and what's being done to tackle it.
Charities are concerned those who rely on free school meals during term time will have to go without proper dinners for the next six weeks.
We've also been finding out more about 'gleaning' and looking at whether that could be part of the solution.

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Podcast - Door staff could get stab vests amid knife fears - 19/07/2019

Podcast - Door staff could get stab vests amid knife fears - 19/07/2019

July 19, 2019

Doormen in Canterbury could be given stab vests following a number of fights in the city said to involve knives.
The director of Akon Security says his staff have reported seeing a number of disturbances, including a brawl in the High Street involving men armed with chains, a bat and knife.
Also in today's episode, young people are being encouraged to think about a career in security, we chat to an astronomer ahead of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and an Ebbsfleet striker has told us about playing with Olly Murs.

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Gatwick confirms masterplan which could eventually lead to the building of a third runway

Gatwick confirms masterplan which could eventually lead to the building of a third runway

July 18, 2019

It's been revealed Gatwick are pushing ahead with a masterplan which could eventually lead to the building of a third runway.

The company has announced plans to increase the number of flights taking off from the current runway, and using the standby one for routine flights by the mid 2020s.

They also want to safeguard land to expand in future.

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Podcast - Drivers in Kent paying more for fuel - 17/07/2019

Podcast - Drivers in Kent paying more for fuel - 17/07/2019

July 17, 2019

The cost of fuel in parts of Kent is almost 8p above the UK average, according to our research.
We've looked at 170 petrol stations across the county and also found the price of a litre of unleaded can vary by up to 13p.
Also in today's episode, a charity says schools can play a vital role in making refugees feel part of the community, the next Prime Minister's being urged to continue investing in north Kent, and a man's dumped three months of uncollected rubbish outside a council office building.

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KM Community Podcast - The project trying to integrate Dover’s migrant communities - 17/07/19

KM Community Podcast - The project trying to integrate Dover’s migrant communities - 17/07/19

July 17, 2019
 

This week on the KM Community podcast, community reporter Oliver Kemp sat down with Tanya Long, director of Samphire, to discuss her mission to integrate Dover's migrant communities.

Podcast - Former gang member to warn more schoolchildren - 16/07/2019

Podcast - Former gang member to warn more schoolchildren - 16/07/2019

July 16, 2019

More funding is being put into stopping children and teenagers in Kent getting involved with gangs.
Thanks to the Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott, thousands more young people will get to hear from a reformed gang member Francis Osei-Appiah - who's warning them not to make the same mistakes that put him in jail.
Also in today's episode a charity's starting new sessions to tackle social isolation and loneliness, and dozens of parks in Kent have been named as some of the best in the country.

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Podcast - Amputee teacher’s journey back to the classroom - 15/07/2019

Podcast - Amputee teacher’s journey back to the classroom - 15/07/2019

July 15, 2019

We've been catching up with a teacher who spent more than a month in a coma after contracting meningitis and sepsis.
Greg Keating initially thought he had flu when he became ill in January last year but ended up having both of his legs and nine of his fingers amputated.
Also in today's episode, figures reveal the areas in Kent with some of the highest smoking rates in Britain, and a new exhibition aims to challenge perceptions of homelessness.

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Podcast - Conservative party members question leadership candidates - 12/07/2019

Podcast - Conservative party members question leadership candidates - 12/07/2019

July 12, 2019

The two men hoping to become our next Prime Minister have played down the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on Kent.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt were in Maidstone last night answering questions from Conservative party members on everything from policing to tax cuts - and of course the UK's departure from the EU.
Also in today's episode we speak to campaigners against a new housing development as they take a petition to Downing Street; with a year to go until The Open comes to Kent we've been taking a look at preparations, and cyclists set off on a 150-mile journey to raise money for the Royal British Legion Industries.

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Podcast - More criticism for Disney over Spider-Man grave decision - 11/07/2019

Podcast - More criticism for Disney over Spider-Man grave decision - 11/07/2019

July 11, 2019

There's more criticism for Disney today after they turned down a request from a Kent family to use an image of Spider-Man on the gravestone of a four year-old boy...
More than 12-thousand people have now signed a petition calling on the film giant to reconsider, after Ollie Jones from Maidstone - who a big fan of the superhero - passed away in December from a rare genetic disease.
Also in today's episode, as the battle to become the next Prime Minister heats up we've been looking ahead to tonight's hustings meeting in Maidstone, a woman is sentenced for running an illegal waste site, and a children's author says children shouldn't be branded 'failures' if they don't achieve academically at school.

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