It's now time to tell you a little more about the changes we are making here at KMTV because of the coronavirus outbreak. Like you, we have to follow government guidelines but also make sure we are telling you, the KMTV audience, everything you need to know about the pandemic. With more, our channel's Editor-in-chief Andy Richards joined us live from home.
Hundreds of jobs in Kent are at risk as Carphone Warehouse announced they're closing all of their more than 500 standalone stores. The company has shops in Gillingham, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells amongst others. Bosses say the closures aren't related to the coronavirus.
A 17-year-old has been found guilty of murder after a deadly stabbing in Maidstone. Vasilious Ofogeli can now be named as reporting restrictions have been lifted following the jury's verdict. 21-year-old Andre Bent was attacked after a night out at Gallery nightclub and with more details, our reporter Joe Coshan joined us in the studio.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced more than £300billion to support businesses across the country. Pubs clubs and theatres across Kent will receive grants for any loss of earnings. We were live with Tudor Price from the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce with his reaction to the announcements and how they could help businesses in the county.
Despite it being St Patrick's Day, official advice means many pubs will be empty on one of their busiest days
The county is preparing for all events and large gatherings to be cancelled amidst growing coronavirus concerns. Popular events such as Canterbury Pride and the Oyster Festival could be in doubt as the government looks set to step up its fight against the disease.