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The top stories from the KentOnline news team

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The top stories from the KentOnline news team

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Episodes

Podcast: 16-year-old boy arrested after teenage girl found stabbed in Sittingbourne

7/23/2021
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a teenage girl was found stabbed in Sittingbourne. Police say the pair were known to each other and they're keen to hear from anyone who was in the area near Highstead Road between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Hear from KentOnline's Lauren Abbott who lives near to where police are continuing to investigate. Also in today's podcast, staff in 16 essential industries won't have to isolate if they get pinged by the NHS Covid app in a bid to...

Duration:00:17:34

Podcast: Funeral of Kent PCSO Julia James takes place at Canterbury Cathedral

7/22/2021
The funeral of Kent PCSO Julia James has taken place at Canterbury Cathedral. The 53-year-old died after being attacked while out walking her dog not far from her home in Snowdown. This morning, people lined the streets in nearby Aylesham as the funeral procession passed by. During the service her daughter Bethan read a poem while tributes were paid by her son, friends and colleagues. Also in today's podcast, the number of deaths in care homes in Kent linked to Covid has been...

Duration:00:16:02

Podcast: Number of asylum seekers crossing Channel to Kent since January tops figure for all of 2020

7/21/2021
The number of asylum seekers making the dangerous journey across the Channel to Kent in small boats this year has already topped the figure for the whole of 2020. Home Secretary Priti Patel has promised to take further action, and signed an agreement with France to increase the number of patrol boats along their coast. Hear what's been said in the Commons plus by an asylum group in the county. Also in today's podcast, a police officer has been praised for saving a man from a burning...

Duration:00:16:49

Podcast: A young woman from Margate has suffered a miscarriage after being attacked after the Euro2020 final

7/20/2021
A young woman has spoken of the moment she was attacked following the Euro2020 final - leading to a miscarriage. Beth Newman, 18, was punched and kicked by a group of other women after leaving a pub in Margate. She spent four days in hospital and suffered seizures. Also in today's podcast, nightclub bosses in Kent say they have been left in the dark about vaccine passports. The Prime Minister is suggesting they're introduced at the end of September for anyone wanting to go to a...

Duration:00:16:59

Podcast: Coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Kent on 'Freedom Day'

7/19/2021
All coronavirus restrictions in England have been lifted on so-called 'Freedom Day'. Social distancing and the wearing of face masks are no longer mandatory. But as cases across the country continue to rise, we've been finding out what you think. Hear from Carlie Pleasant from Sittingbourne who has Cystic Fibrosis and will continue to wear a face mask. We've also been speaking to a wedding planner who is hoping more couples will now book their big day. Operation Brock is back in place...

Duration:00:17:16

Podcast: Green campaigner in Kent warns urgent action is needed as Europe is hit by severe flooding

7/16/2021
A Green campaigner in Kent has warned that urgent action is needed as severe floods hit Europe. Hear from Stuart Jeffery who says it's a clear sign of the effects of climate change. One of the towns in Germany that's been affected is twinned with Ashford. The council there has lowered its flag to half mast as we hear more than 100 people have lost their lives. Also on the podcast, Operation Brock is going to be installed on the M20 this weekend ahead of 'freedom day' on Monday. Roads...

Duration:00:15:12

Podcast: Owner of Maidstone's Mu Mu describes devastation of 'atrocious fire' at club

7/15/2021
The owner of a popular Maidstone restaurant, bar and nightclub has released a statement after it was gutted by fire. Firefighters were called to Mu Mu on Week Street in the early hours of yesterday. Ciaran O'Quigley has described their devastation and called the blaze 'atrocious'. Also in today's podcast, a leading nutritionist from Whitstable has been reacting to new calls for a tax on sugary and salty foods. A government commissioned report has been published on how to try and tackle...

Duration:00:18:16

Podcast: Mu Mu bar, club and restaurant in Maidstone destroyed by fire

7/14/2021
A popular bar, club and restaurant in the centre of Maidstone has been destroyed after a fire broke out. Crews were called to Mu Mu on Week Street at around 2.30am. Hear from our reporter who was one of the first on the scene - we've also got an update from firefighters and a resident who was woken by the blaze. Also in today's podcast, a former Gillingham footballer is calling for tough action to tackle racism in the game. Goalkeeper Jason Brown has received abuse in the past and been...

Duration:00:18:30

Podcast: Former Gillingham goalkeeper Jason Brown on racism in football and life in America

7/14/2021
Former Gillingham footballer Jason Brown says now is the time to take tough action to tackle racism in football. The ex-goalkeeper suffered abuse as a player and has spoken after some of the England team were targeted following their defeat to Italy in the Euro2020 final. More than a million people have signed a petition calling for racists to be banned from games in England for life. Jason, who now lives in America, thinks things could go even further. He also chats about life in the...

Duration:00:23:25

Podcast: Thousands sign petition calling for racists to be banned from all football matches in England

7/13/2021
Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for anyone who racially abuses players to be banned from all football matches in England for life. It follows comments made towards Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho after they missed penalties in the Euro2020 final against Italy. Hear from Gurvinder Sandher from the Kent Equality and Cohesion Council and Carol Stewart who heads up the Medway African and Caribbean Association. We've also been asking on socials what you think and...

Duration:00:19:09

Podcast: England fans moved on by police after hundreds gather in Maidstone following defeat to Italy in final of Euro2020

7/12/2021
Police had to be called in to deal with hundreds of England fans who gathered in Maidstone after their Euro2020 defeat to Italy. Flares are said to have been set off as supporters converged on Jubilee Square following the final whistle. Meantime, Dover's MP has come in for criticism after suggesting England's Marcus Rashford should have concentrated more on practicing football than getting involved in politics. He campaigned for free school meals during the pandemic and missed a penalty...

Duration:00:17:25

Podcast: Met police officer Wayne Couzens from Deal admits murdering Sarah Everard

7/9/2021
Met police officer from Kent has admitted murdering Sarah Everard. Wayne Couzens, who lived in Deal, appeared via video link at the Old Bailey earlier. The 48-year-old had previously admitted kidnapping and raping 33-year-old Sarah who disappeared while walking home in London in March. Her body was found in woodland near Ashford a week later. Hear from Met commissioner Dame Cressida Dick and the Crown Prosecution Service. Also in today's podcast, we've been for a look around Kent's nuclear...

Duration:00:20:14

Podcast: Fans celebrate England reaching the final of Euro2020 and look ahead to game against Italy

7/8/2021
England fans across Kent have been celebrating the team reaching the final of Euro2020. It the first time since 1966 that the national side has made the final of a major football tournament. Hear from supporters in Medway and also former footballer and chief executive of the Street Soccer Foundation, Keith Mabbutt. England face Italy in the final on Sunday. Also in today's podcast, the boss of a pub chain in Thanet says a form of table service will remain in place even when Covid...

Duration:00:15:54

Podcast: Fly-tippers caught red handed and fans get ready for England v Denmark in semi-final of Euro2020

7/7/2021
People so fed up with fly-tippers dumping waste on their land or where they live have taken matters into their own hands. Investigations are now under way after people were caught red handed disposing of rubbish near Chatham and in Meopham. Hear from the son of a farmer who helped his dad stop a truck from being driven away after waste was left on their property. Also in today's podcast, we look ahead to England's semi-final against Denmark at Euro2020. A farmer says he feared someone would...

Duration:00:14:31

Podcast: Bin men sacked after being filmed fighting in Chatham

7/6/2021
Two bin men have been sacked after being filmed fighting in Chatham. The footage shows one of them being knocked to the ground unconscious after the brawl broke out on Military Road near the junction with High Street. Also in today's podcast - will you still wear a face mask after Covid restrictions are lifted in England on July 19? We've been speaking to a Uni of Kent virologist and shoppers in Medway. School bubbles are going to be scrapped - hear from the Education Secretary and the chair...

Duration:00:15:18

Podcast: Man tasered after setting fire to Edenbridge home and threatening police and firefighters with a hammer

7/5/2021
A man who threatened firefighters and police with a hammer after setting a house in Edenbridge on fire has been jailed. Hear the moment 48-year-old Daniel Rutter from Wellingtonia Way in the town was tasered. Also in the podcast, a Kent MP says she can't wait to ditch face masks. Helen Whately has been speaking ahead of an announcement by the Prime Minister on 'freedom day' on July 19. You can also hear from Thanet's Sir Roger Gale who is hoping bubbles in schools will be scrapped. The...

Duration:00:12:15

Podcast: Fans heading to Margate's Dreamland for England's Euro2020 quarter final against Ukraine will be searched for flares

7/2/2021
England fans heading to Margate's Dreamland for tomorrow's Euro2020 quarter final will be searched for flares. Some supporters stormed the stage while tables and benches were overturned at the amusement park when England beat Germany on Tuesday. Bosses say they've identified some troublemakers who will now be banned from watching the match on the giant screen. Also in today's podcast we've got reaction to the number of people who've crossed the channel to Kent in small boats so far this...

Duration:00:16:32

Podcast: Black British Network founder Cephas Williams films being grabbed by security guards at Bluewater

7/1/2021
A man claims he was grabbed by security guards after buying suitcases at Kent's biggest shopping centre, because he is black. Cephas Williams, who funded the Black British Network, filmed the encounter at Bluewater's House of Fraser store. Hear the encounter in full and the response from centre bosses. Also in today's podcast, campaigners in a rural part of Medway say plans for a new road and flyover will damage important wildlife. The family of a German student left brain damaged...

Duration:00:13:06

Podcast: Tables overturned and fans storm stage at Margate's Dreamland following England's win over Germany at Euro2020

6/30/2021
Tables and benches were overturned and fans, some with flares, stormed the stage at Margate's Dreamland following England's victory over Germany at Euro2020. Around 800 people had gathered at the amusement park to watch the game on a large screen. Hear supporters reaction after the game ended 2-0. We've also been speaking to a leading music industry boss who isn't happy that football supporters can meet in groups and chant and sing, but festivals have been cancelled and venues still can't...

Duration:00:18:44

Podcast: Maidstone's Mu Mu Experience owner speaks out about customers not turning up for restaurant bookings

6/29/2021
The owner of venues in Maidstone has spoken out about customers failing to turn up for restaurant bookings. Ciaran O'Quigley owns Mu Mu Experience and says it's becoming a real problem for him and many others. He's now asking for a deposit to ensure tables aren't left empty. Also in today's podcast, hear from a Kent primary school head teacher on the idea of testing pupils for Covid every day. It's been suggested it could be a way of scrapping 'bubbles' in schools and lots of children...

Duration:00:18:15