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Podcast: 12-year-old boy from Sandwich knocked out and beaten by man on way home from Co-op

The family of a 12-year-old boy from Sandwich say they’re outraged, after he was knocked out by a man who’d punched him in the face and kicked him to the ground.

Owen had just been to the Co-op to buy sweets with his older brother and sister, when he was allegedly attacked near St Barts Road.

Our reporter talks us through the story.

It looks like Boris Johnson could try to return as Prime Minister following the resignation of Liz Truss.

A former advisor says he’s cut short his Caribbean holiday and is ‘taking soundings’ about running for the top job again.

A fast-tracked leadership campaign is underway – hear from local Conservative politicians. 

Also in today’s podcast, around a dozen barber shops in Thanet and Canterbury have signed up to support customers struggling with their mental health.

Hair stylists will receive training from charity East Kent Mind, so they can identify signs of depression, be non-judgemental listeners and effective at signposting to where extra help is available.

We’ve been chatting to Matthew Adams from Malcolm’s Barbers in Broadstairs – he’s one of those getting involved.

A bison calf has been born into the UK’s only wild herd near Canterbury.

You might remember, three adults were introduced to woodland in Blean over the summer to help manage the landscape – and it turns out one of them was pregnant.

Bison ranger Tom Gibbs tells us about making the discovery after noticing one of the herd didn’t turn up for their food as normal.

And in football, Gillingham will be looking to continue their unbeaten run in the League Two this weekend, as they welcome Barrow.

Our sports reporter has been catching up with manager Neil Harris ahead of the match.