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.
Hear people from Kent discuss what they were doing when they were 30, and what they think councils could do to clean up streets.
Find out what people in Kent think about gender gaps in school, whether traditional baby names are dying out and more.