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Getting back to work - youth unemployment

by Sarah Saunders

A college in Kent has signed up to a new scheme to help people off get off benefits and back to work.

K college is targeting what some say could become the 'lost generation', as long term youth unemployment continues to rise.

The institution will offer courses to long-term unemployed young people, in association with the Royal British Legion which works with people who have been unable to find a job for more than a year. Sarah Saunders reports.

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K College staff to go on strike

Around 200 members of staff at K College in Kent are expected to take industrial action on the afternoon of Monday October 8. They are protesting at plans to make up to 145 members of staff redundant, following revelations that the institution is £11 million in debt.

Managers and the board of governors are due to hold a meeting about the college's financial situation this afternoon. Protesters fighting the cuts have set up a campaign group called 'Save K College' which has its own social media page.

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