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Podcast - Campaigners claim grammar school is ‘acting illegally’ - 18/09/2019

Podcast - Campaigners claim grammar school is ‘acting illegally’ - 18/09/2019

September 18, 2019

There are calls for an investigation into a Kent grammar school amid claims it's acting illegally.
The Weald of Kent in Tonbridge opened an annexe in Sevenoaks in 2017, but now campaigners say it's acting as a stand-alone grammar, despite laws preventing new selective schools from being built.
Also in today's episode, it's feared a no-deal Brexit could be worse for Kent than originally thought, Liam Payne's been telling us all about his new single and the Gillingham manager gives us his reaction to last night's game.

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Podcast - More children in Kent being used by gangs as ‘money mules’ - 17/09/2019

Podcast - More children in Kent being used by gangs as ‘money mules’ - 17/09/2019

September 17, 2019

There's been a rise in the number of children in Kent being targeted by criminals to be 'money mules'.
Figures show more than 130 under 18s were convinced by gangs to allow them to use their bank accounts to hide criminal funds last year - that's up more than 80% on 2016.
Also in today's episode, there are concerns for rough sleepers in Sittingbourne after a shelter on a bus was forced to close, and HMS Medway arrives in the towns it was named after.

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Podcast - Calls for food delivery cyclists to have number plates after elderly man knocked down - 16/09/2019

Podcast - Calls for food delivery cyclists to have number plates after elderly man knocked down - 16/09/2019

September 16, 2019

There are calls for food delivery cyclists to have number plates, after an elderly man said he was hit by one in Canterbury.
The 85-year-old was apparently knocked down on the High Street, but when his daughter contacted the company they said they couldn't identify the rider responsible.
Also in today's episode, we hear from people who saw a huge barn blaze in Maidstone, an online game is giving students the chance to get a degree in an hour, and the Gillingham boss gives us his reaction to the weekend's game.

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Podcast - Calls for tougher rules on restaurant labelling after teenager’s death

Podcast - Calls for tougher rules on restaurant labelling after teenager’s death

September 13, 2019

The family of a teenager who died after eating a birthday meal at Byron Burger want change in the law on labelling in restaurants.

Owen Carey - who went to school in Tunbridge Wells - suffered a fatal reaction after eating grilled chicken coated in buttermilk in 2017.

A coroner ruled he was misled into thinking it was safe for him to eat.

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Podcast - MP calls for ban on children buying ‘loot boxes’ - 12/09/2019

Podcast - MP calls for ban on children buying ‘loot boxes’ - 12/09/2019

September 12, 2019

Questions are being asked today over whether children should be allowed to buy so-called "loot boxes" in computer games.
A report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which is chaired by Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins, has raised concerns about youngsters getting involved in betting.
Also in today's episode, we speak to a family of eight who are living in a tent after being evicted and government documents reveal the possible impact of a no-deal Brexit.

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Podcast - Record number of child grooming offences in Kent - 11/09/2019

Podcast - Record number of child grooming offences in Kent - 11/09/2019

September 11, 2019

We've been hearing from the mum of a boy who was murdered by someone he met online, as figures show there's been a 15% rise in child grooming offences reported to Kent Police.
According to the NSPCC there were 140 cases in the county in the year to April, and more youngsters than ever before are being targeted through Instagram.
Also in today's episode, a record 86 migrants have tried to cross the English Channel in a single day, Southeastern have extended their Delay Repay scheme, and tributes are paid to a 15-year-old boy found dead in a field.

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Podcast - Kent officers seize almost £1m worth of goods bought with suspected criminal money

Podcast - Kent officers seize almost £1m worth of goods bought with suspected criminal money

September 9, 2019

Our top story today in today's KentOnline Podcast is about police who were looking for a wanted Tunbridge Wells man at a London hotel, but instead found almost £1m worth of goods bought with suspected criminal money.

Officers arrested a 55-year-old man on Valentines Day, after finding gold bars, designer watches and 500 hundred lottery tickets.

He's now been jailed for almost four years for offences, including money laundering.

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KM Community Podcast - Is enough being done to help integrate the transgender community? - 09/09/19

KM Community Podcast - Is enough being done to help integrate the transgender community? - 09/09/19

September 9, 2019

A member of the transgender community has said more needs to be done to change attitudes towards the LGBTQ community.

Fiona Johnson, 59, represents Kent for the Beaumont Society, and helps to provide support to members of the transgender community across the county.

Podcast - probation service covering Kent ‘requires improvement’ according to inspectors - 04/09/2019

Podcast - probation service covering Kent ‘requires improvement’ according to inspectors - 04/09/2019

September 4, 2019

Our top story today is about the probation service which manages the most dangerous offenders in Kent - as a report says it requires improvement.

Inspectors have found, on average, officers were managing more than 42 cases each in the county and surrounding region - the highest in the country.

More than half of staff - who manage more than 16,000 offenders - said they felt their work-load was 'unmanageable'.

Podcast - Parents concerned about children’s screen time - 03/09/2019

Podcast - Parents concerned about children’s screen time - 03/09/2019

September 3, 2019

As children in Kent return to the classroom after the summer break, it's been revealed two thirds of parents are worried their kids are spending too much time online.
Internet Matters says mums and dads are also concerned about the impact it's having on their sleep, homework and time spent with family.
Also in today's episode, a community garden is helping to tackle anti-social behaviour and we hear why a crazy golf course at Rochester Cathedral has been such a success.

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