Shopping centres in Kent and the rest of the country could be at risk of closing down, according to new statistics. According to retail analyst Nelson Blackley, an increase in online shopping is set to force many shops out of business. We asked people in Rochester to find out if how popular Kent's retail hubs are.
People in Kent could be helping to decide who will be shown on the new £50 note. The Banknote Character Advisory Committee usually asks the public to nominate people from a field it chooses and Twitter's been awash with suggestions including Margaret Thatcher and rock star Liam Gallagher. But what about you? Who would you want on the new note? We asked shoppers in Chatham.
One in three young people in Kent say they do not drink alcohol, according to a new study. Researchers at University College London have found that that abstaining from alcohol has become more popular for people aged 16-24. They also found that the number of non-drinkers has increased by 11% in ten years.
Parents in Kent could be harming their children's mental health by smacking them. The Association of Educational Psychologists believes hitting your child should be banned but currently parents can hit a child as long as it's deemed reasonable. So how do you discipline your children? We asked shoppers in Maidstone.
Thousands of children across the county have been sitting the Kent Test today. The variation of the 11-plus exam will decide which students will be eligible for a grammar school place in September. Some education experts have said the entrance test is too selective and achieving a pass score is sometimes not enough to secure a place. We tested shoppers in Maidstone to see if they could answer some Kent Test questions, and were also joined by Peter Read from Kent Independent Education Advice to discuss the subject.
A study has revealed the top 40 irritating issues that affect people in the UK. The modern gripes that rated highly in the study conducted by Sky Mobile include people not listening to one another and paying to withdraw cash. The majority of those who took part in the study also admitted that the inconveniences they faced were not worth getting angry over. We asked shoppers in Chatham what their biggest bug bear was.