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Audio Content Fund awards grants to 13 new radio projects

New content from 13 audio projects will air on at least 44 radio stations thanks to the latest awards from the Audio Content Fund. Projects include documentaries, comedy, current affairs and kids radio in the latest round which gives £272k of grant funding for new public service content. Each project will be produced by a different independent production company and the ACF has announced it will be working with distribution company The Local Media Network for the first time to expand the reac...
Tags: UK, Scotland, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Sugarhill Gang, Amy Winehouse, Fund, Kent, Voice, Sam Bailey, Amy, Alfie, Exeter Phoenix, Morgana, KMFM


MPs decry ‘shocking conditions’ at facilities for asylum seekers

Yvette Cooper, chair of home affairs committee, wrote to Priti Patel after visiting Kent sites on TuesdayMPs have raised serious concerns about the “shocking conditions” they found in Kent holding facilities for asylum seekers, including an unaccompanied child housed in an office space for 10 days, and a girl forced to sleep on a sofa for days on end.Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee, has written to the home secretary following a committee visit on Tuesday when MPs saw as...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Yvette Cooper, Brighton, Home Office, Kent, Priti Patel


New radio station Made in Kent to launch this summer

A new radio station is set to launch in Kent to support businesses in the area following the coronavirus impact. Made In Kent will also replace traditional commercials with relevant content supporting the local business community. Staff wellbeing and community shows will feature via the online service. Former local presenters including James Heming and Jonathan Miles will be part of the schedule. Instead of traditional radio commercials, Made In Kent will feature hourly business profiles show...
Tags: Industry, Radio, Kent, Nickelodeon, Matt, Jonathan Miles, Capital Disney, James Heming, Made In Kent, Matt Soper


Starbucks in Kent's Historic Capt'n Brady's Building Closes, Future of Site Unclear

Much to the dismay of Kent State students and alumni alike, the Starbucks located in the historic Capt’n Brady’s building on the Kent campus closes its doors today.
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Rhik Samadder tries … falconry: ‘Chicken wire stands between me and doom’

Eagles, falcons, vultures, owls – a close encounter with birds of prey is a riveting reminder of the gulf between them and usThe raptor spreads its wings with a piercing cry, talons stretching for me, alighting perfectly on my fist. “Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror,” I whisper, quoting the poet Rilke. I’ve come to the Hawking Centre in Kent to try my hand at falconry because I think it might be very dignified. Something about soaring birds of prey inspires lofty thought. Unfortunat...
Tags: Life and style, Birds, Wildlife, Kent, Alan Partridge, Rilke, Rhik Samadder


All the bad news Boris Johnson's government just tried to bury

UK prime minister Boris Johnson in London on July 8, 2021. Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK government released a trove of bad news as MPs head on their summer break. Ministers announced pay freezes and dodged questions on transparency. Labour said the government had "clearly attempted to hide" a damning report. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK government has a cynical tradition of saving up bad news and dumping it into the public domain just as MPs head ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Wales, Trends, David Cameron, Bbc, NHS, Labour, Yvette Cooper, News UK, Home Office, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Pembrokeshire


Leeds: Highly-regarded Chelsea talent arrives, fresh Kent links & Colley eyed

 A series of updates surrounding the efforts of Premier League outfit Leeds United on the transfer front have surfaced online on Thursday. Blues starlet secured The first centers on a confirmed arrival at Elland Road.The player in question comes from an English top-flight rival, in the form of Chelsea.His identity? Lewis Bate.18-year-old midfielder Bate is a product of the famed youth system in west London, and had long stood as one of the most promising up and coming talents on Chelsea’s books....
Tags: UK, England, London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Leeds United, Rangers, West Yorkshire, Ibrox, Kent, Leeds, Reds


One-Day Cup: Durham score 405 in Kent win while Stoneman, Westley & Godleman impress

Durham break records while Essex, Glamorgan, Leicestershire and Surrey start their One-Day Cup campaigns with wins.
Tags: News, Surrey, Kent, Durham, Essex Glamorgan Leicestershire, Stoneman Westley


One-Day Cup: Durham score 405 to beat Kent while Stoneman, Westley & Godleman impress

Durham break records while Essex, Glamorgan, Leicestershire and Surrey also start the One-Day Cup campaign with wins.
Tags: News, Surrey, Kent, Durham, Essex Glamorgan Leicestershire, Stoneman Westley


Graham Clark 141, Alex Lees 100 as Durham pass 400 to crush Kent

George Munsey rattles off 96 but Kent fall well short in their chase
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kent, Durham, Alex Lees, Graham Clark, George Munsey


8 Popular Batting Techniques to Learn When Playing Cricket

You want to follow your dream. You want to emulate the success of your favorite cricketers. You keep on asking yourself the same question again and again. “What can I do to improve my performance as a batsman?” You have what it takes, the potential, the drive, the ambition, and the vision. But what you need is the right guidance and practice. The answer to your question is right in front of you. Your favorite batsmen and bowlers are not just your role models or popular sportsmen that you have ...
Tags: Sports, Cricket, Jazz, Kent, All Sports Talk


Jeff Bezos just launched to the edge of space. Here's how Blue Origin's plans stack up to SpaceX and Virgin Galactic.

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson. Patrick Pluel/Getty; Alex Wong/Getty; Hollis Johnson/Insider Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson all have ventures dedicated to space travel. Each billionaire has his own vision for humanity's future in space. Bezos on Tuesday launched to the edge of space, becoming the second of the three to do so. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk's SpaceX may be the buzziest name in private space exploration, but the T...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Virgin, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Mars


Tim Groenewald retires after a 15-year professional cricket career

Kent fast bowler's slower than expected recovery from knee surgery prompts decision
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kent, Tim Groenewald


Record number of migrants cross Channel in one day

Home Office says at least 430 people made the dangerous crossing on MondayHundreds of migrants crossed the Channel to the UK on Monday, setting a new daily record.The Home Office said that at least 430 people made the crossing. In Dungeness, Kent, about 50 people, including women and young children, were seen arriving on a beach after crossing in a single dinghy. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Kent, Dungeness Kent


Record 430 migrants cross English Channel in single day

Around 50 people were seen landing on a beach in Kent in a single dinghy.
Tags: UK, News, Kent


Channel crossings: Fifty people land on Kent beach in single dinghy

A further eight boats carrying 241 migrants reached the UK on Sunday, the Home Office says.
Tags: UK, News, Home Office, Kent


The real reason the Queen's cousin Prince Michael of Kent sold £5.75m haunted house

Creepy ghost stories might be enough to make you consider relocating, but it wasn't the...
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MoD rules out foul play after discovery of secret papers at Kent bus stop

Individual error blamed for security lapse after leak of information about Royal Navy destroyer off CrimeaA Ministry of Defence investigation into how secret military papers about a disputed voyage off Crimea ended up at a Kent bus stop has blamed individual error and found no evidence of foul play.The rain-sodden papers, which were handed to the BBC last month by an anonymous member of the public, predicted the likely reaction of Russia to the passage of the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender o...
Tags: Europe, Russia, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Bbc, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Crimea, Royal Navy, Moscow, Kent, CrimeaA Ministry of Defence


Post-Brexit roadblocks in place in Kent despite travel U-turn on France

Operation Brock restarted to handle anticipated queues as travel industry questions government decisionEmergency road measures to handle post-Brexit queues in Kent have been restarted by the government to cope with potential holiday traffic – despite Friday’s decision to further restrict cross-Channel travel to France.Barriers on the M20 were erected over the weekend for Operation Brock, a decision taken on Thursday “in anticipation of increased international travel by car drivers from Monday”, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Air transport, Transport, Road transport, Kent, Brexit, Brock


Trump lashed out at the Open Championship for not using his Scottish golf club as a venue, saying its because he's 'too controversial'

AP Donald Trump hit out at the Open Championship for not using his Scottish golf club as a venue. Trump in a statement said it's because they consider him to be "too controversial." Some Trump businesses have faced blowback in the wake of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Open Championship on Saturday for not using his Turnberry golf club in Scotland as a venue in the competition. Trump in the statement said...
Tags: Politics, England, Scotland, New York City, US, Trends, Golf, Manhattan, Kent, Donald Trump, Open Championship, Trump, Donald J Trump, Turnberry, Allen Weisselberg, Trump Organisation


Elliot Hooper's dream debut sees Kent rout Middlesex for 80

Finch, Kuhn set Kent up before Hooper's three wickets keep Middlesex to their lowest Blast total
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kent, Middlesex, Hooper, Elliot Hooper, Finch Kuhn


The Open 2021: 'He is some talent' - Morikawa takes the lead on day two at Royal St George's

USA's Collin Morikawa hits a sensational 64 on day two of The Open at Royal St George's in Kent to move into the clubhouse lead at nine-under pa
Tags: News, Kent, Royal St George, Morikawa, Collin Morikawa, Royal St George s. USA


Leeds latest: Alioski's new club confirmed, Nandez pursuit update

 A series of updates surrounding Premier League outfit Leeds United’s efforts on the transfer front have surfaced online on Thursday. Gala switch Before turning attentions to those being eyed by the transfer chiefs at Elland Road ahead of next season, though, it is worth taking note of an update on the future of one of those to have recently called time on his stint in West Yorkshire.The player in question? Ezgjan Alioski.Long-time fan favourite Alioski’s Whites exit was of course confirmed earl...
Tags: UK, London, Scotland, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Italy, Tottenham, Leeds United, Yorkshire, Rangers, Ibrox, Kent, Leeds


Claire Lawson to replace Laura Crockett at kmfm breakfast

Laura Crockett is taking a break from Breakfast with Garry Wilson to welcome her first baby. The station has just revealed the news to listeners, saying Claire Lawson is taking over from Monday 6th September at 6am. The announcement of the new line-up was made on breakfast with Claire joining Garry and Laura to talk about the new show.   Claire said: “I love being on kmfm at the weekend, so I’m over the moon to have been given the opportunity to present the breakfast show! We listen every mor...
Tags: Radio, Kent, Laura, Claire, Garry, Invicta, Jack Miles, Station News, KMFM, Garry Wilson, Laura Crockett, Claire Lawson


Harry Finch resists for Kent to thwart his former county Sussex

Gutsy century digs out dramatic draw for much-changed Kent team at Canterbury
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kent, Sussex, Harry Finch


Ali Orr's maiden first-class century gives Sussex commanding lead over Kent

Jamie Atkins five-for helps bowl Kent out for 165 before Sussex take 293-run lead
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kent, Sussex, Jamie Atkins, Ali Orr


Nathan Gilchrist becomes latest Kent player to self-isolate

Rain limits play on second day as Kent close first-innings gap on Sussex
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kent, Nathan Gilchrist


Richard Branson beat Jeff Bezos to the edge of space. Here's how Virgin Galactic's plans stack up to Blue Origin and SpaceX.

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson. Patrick Pluel/Getty; Alex Wong/Getty; Hollis Johnson/Insider Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson all have ventures dedicated to space travel. Each billionaire has his own vision for humanity's future in space. Branson on Sunday launched to the edge of space, becoming the first of the three to do so. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk's SpaceX may be the buzziest name in private space exploration, but the T...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Virgin, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Mars


Napier Barracks staff feared asylum seekers might die from Covid

Some residents at Kent facility were known to have health conditions but others had not been screenedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStaff at Home Office barracks accommodation feared that some asylum seekers placed there might die during the mass Covid outbreak earlier this year, the Guardian has learned.Meeting notes released following a freedom of information request to Kent county council reveal that public health officials and those working at the barracks were ...
Tags: Health, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Public services policy, Home Office, Refugees, Kent, Freedom Of Information, Coronavirus, COVID, Napier Barracks


County Championship: Kent replace side against Sussex after Covid-19 case

Kent are forced to name an entirely new team for their County Championship match against Sussex after a player tests positive for Covid-19.
Tags: News, Kent, Sussex