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What the Census could tell us about Kent

17 March 2021
What the Census could tell us about Kent

Every decade the government asks the entire country to take part in a census - but why is it important and what can it tell us about our county?

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Kent's lost schools and what they are now

03 March 2021
Kent's lost schools and what they are now

Over the last century many of the county's education establishments have disappeared - we look at what happened and what they are now.

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Why are 'Tonbridge' and 'Tunbridge Wells' spelt differently?

28 February 2021
Why are 'Tonbridge' and 'Tunbridge Wells' spelt differently?

We dip into the history behind the two closely-linked town names, after a BBC interior design show got them mixed up earlier this week.

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Which Kent events could go ahead this summer?

23 February 2021
Which Kent events could go ahead this summer?

With a 'roadmap' out of lockdown revealed by Boris Johnson yesterday, we look at the state of Kent's summer events - and if they can go ahead.

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Residents 'trapped' in tower block for six days after lift breakdown

22 February 2021
Residents 'trapped' in tower block for six days after lift breakdown

Elderly and disabled residents have been unable to leave their homes for nearly a week after a flat block lift was left out of use.

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Britain's biggest heist 15 years on

21 February 2021
Britain's biggest heist 15 years on

15 years after the Kent robbery that shook the country, we look at how the criminals pulled it off and the ongoing mystery of the missing millions.

Homes raided in sex exploitation crackdown

19 February 2021
Homes raided in sex exploitation crackdown

In today's podcast, hear the moment a home was raided as part of a crackdown on sexual exploitation, and how grassroots sports are trying to be saved.

Care home visits could restart before second vaccine doses administered

18 February 2021
Care home visits could restart before second vaccine doses administered

In today's podcast, hear from a Kent MP wanting to resume care home visits, and find out why crammed summer beaches did not cause any Covid outbreaks.

Covid-19 variant surge testing under fire as results delayed

17 February 2021
Covid-19 variant surge testing under fire as results delayed

In today's podcast, hear the criticism over delays in coronavirus variant surge testing, and the football clubs forced to put players on furlough.

'Anyone can end up in prison'

16 February 2021
'Anyone can end up in prison'

In today's podcast, a former prisoner speaks about rehabilitating herself, and an academy boss says marquees could solve social distancing in schools.

'Stick to lockdown rules this half term'

15 February 2021
'Stick to lockdown rules this half term'

In today's podcast, health bosses tell parents to stick to lockdown rules for half term, and hear from the teen who wrote a novel during the pandemic.

In the eye of the storm

08 February 2021
In the eye of the storm

From factory workers to taxi drivers, we find out what it's like to be a key worker during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Port bid could bring 25,000 jobs and millions in investment

06 February 2021
Port bid could bring 25,000 jobs and millions in investment

A plan to build a new port in the Thames estuary could generate thousands of jobs for people in Kent, according to the team behind the project.

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Online school co-founder hits out after Tory 'sponsor' backlash

26 January 2021
Online school co-founder hits out after Tory 'sponsor' backlash

The founder of an online school has clarified the financial involvement of senior Tory ministers - and has hit out against the ensuing backlash.

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Kent festival ‘full steam ahead’ despite Glastonbury cancellation

23 January 2021
Kent festival ‘full steam ahead’ despite Glastonbury cancellation

The founders of an award-winning music festival are eager to stress that Glastonbury is not the canary in the coal mine for the entire industry.

Castle concerts on despite ticketing glitch

22 January 2021
Castle concerts on despite ticketing glitch

One of Kent’s biggest music events is still planning to go ahead, despite a website ‘glitch’ which said it had been cancelled.

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'The card I traded could have bought me a house'

19 January 2021
'The card I traded could have bought me a house'

From playground trading to cards worth the price of a house - Pokémon is a different beast 25 years on.

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'Poverty will rise if £20 Universal Credit boost is scrapped'

18 January 2021
'Poverty will rise if £20 Universal Credit boost is scrapped'

MPs are being urged to oppose planned cuts to Universal Credit, as the coronavirus crisis continues to push people beneath the poverty line.

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‘Weight loss helped us fight Covid’

17 January 2021
‘Weight loss helped us fight Covid’

A weight loss organisation is encouraging people to get fitter during lockdown to reduce the effects of Covid-19.

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Singer’s love letter to home town and childhood sweetheart

16 January 2021
Singer’s love letter to home town and childhood sweetheart

After moving to London to make it in the music industry, a Kent-born artist has returned to her home town with a 'love letter' single.

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