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Podcast: 5-year-old Herne Bay boy with rare Vici Syndrome fights for life with Covid

A little boy from Herne Bay who has an incredibly rare condition is fighting for his life in hospital after getting Covid.

Rupert Moore is the only child in England known to have Vici Syndrome. Ollie joins the podcast to explain what it is and update us on the five-year-old’s condition.

Also in today’s podcast, sentences for child abusers are set to increase following a campaign led by a Kent mum.

Paula Hudgell has been leading calls for longer prison terms after adopting her son Tony who was so badly abused by his birth parents he needed his legs amputated.

From today we’re being told to wear face masks in shops and on public transport again after a new Covid variant was discovered.

Hear from two experts from the University of Kent. We’ve also been asking shoppers in Rochester if they’re worried about Omicron affecting Christmas.

One of the survivors of last week’s tragedy in the Channel has spoken about their desperate attempt to get help as the dinghy they were in capsized.

27 people died as they attempted to cross from Calais to the UK.

And, the Gillingham manager says their break from games this week may still not give them enough time to get all of their injured players back fit again.