According to new research by the University of Essex and University College London, using social media too often can cause unhappiness. The research says that 10-year-old girls who use social networks are more likely to suffer emotional problems than their peers. It also says girls use apps like Facebook and Instagram more often than boys. But does social media affect our well-being? We asked shoppers in Rochester.
A joint bid from two Kent universities to set up the county's first medical school has been successful. It's hoped the students will help bring more health professionals to Kent, as hospitals struggle to recruit and retain staff. The University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church's funding were given the green light by government today.
Kent's roads could soon be a bit greener as KCC have become the second local authority in the UK to host an electric bus trial. The Kent OppCharge Scheme will run between Dartford and Bluewater until the beginning of May. But while local officials believe this will reduce emissions, it's still not been revealed how much it will cost if rolled out across the county or which routes will be taken.
Police have closed a road in Gillingham after two vehicles crashed into a house.
Provisional motorists will be able to have lessons on the carriageways starting from the fourth of June, when supervised by a qualified driving instructor in a dual-controlled car. Highways England believes it will reduce the risk of collisions and create a smarter generation of drivers.
This comes after council tax was raised to fund an extra 200 officers. These will be in addition to the planned recruitment of 240 officers being hired this year to maintain the force's existing numbers. We spoke to Louisa Britton about the push for a greater police presence in Kent.