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Kent marathon idea considered as county council seeks ways to tackle devastation caused by coronavirus pandemic on tourism

Runners from across the UK and abroad could come to Kent for its own brand new marathon, if new recommendations are accepted.

The idea of an international marathon held in the county is to be suggested at a Kent County Council (KCC) meeting tomorrow.

Runners in Medway braved the conditions and completed the marathon on Sunday
Runners in Medway braved the conditions and completed the marathon on Sunday

Thousands of fitness fanatics ran their own marathons around their home towns yesterday after Covid-19 restrictions meant only the elite runners could do the London Marathon in the capital.



But under these new recommendations, runners in Kent could have somewhere closer to home to complete a 26.2-mile course.

The recommendation in KCC’s visitor economy report said: “KCC should promote the establishment of a regularly-occurring international marathon which involves neighbouring countries across the Channel.

“This event would cement international relationships and provide an additional platform to advertise Kent, as well as promoting the benefits of

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Tickets on sale now for University of Kent event taking place, online, on January 15

One of the traditional curtain-raising networking events of the new year has confirmed it will return for 2021 – albeit virtually.

The popular Kent and Medway Business Summit returns for its fourth year on January 15 with a focus on business resilience, renewal, innovation and strategies for a return to growth.

The popular event will be using virtual conferencing technology to recreate the experience online
The popular event will be using virtual conferencing technology to recreate the experience online

Hosted annually by the University of Kent’s Kent Business School, in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Institute of Directors (IoD) and Locate in Kent , the summit brings together some 400 businesses, academics and policy makers to debate key themes.



And top of the agenda will be the latest developments on Brexit and the government’s response to the pandemic – and how it impacts business in the county.

To be held completely online, it will harness cutting-edge virtual conferencing technology provided by

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Kent County provides $5M more to closed businesses, $1M to eviction prevention

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Kent County leaders are doling out $5 million to businesses still unable to open due to state pandemic restrictions, and another $1 million to help fight evictions in the county.

The assistance is part of the latest round of program funding Kent County leaders are drawing from their $114.6 million share of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds.

The support for closed businesses and struggling renters was unanimously approved Thursday, Sept. 24, by the Kent County Board of Commissioners.

In addition to that support, commissioners gave unanimous approval to spend $250,000 in CARES Act dollars on temporary housing hotel vouchers for families facing homelessness, $750,000 on childcare provider assistance and $800,000 on addressing homelessness and affordable housing.

“We must take every action to support job creators who are still shuttered or had a long-delayed reopening,” Mandy Bolter, chair of the Kent County

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