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Podcast: £500 electric bike stolen from former domestic abuse victim in Gillingham

Household bills have risen for most of us today.

The amount companies can charged for gas and electricity has gone up 54% to almost £2,000.

It’s led to fears more families could be pushed into poverty. Hear from Lauren Abbott the editor of My Kent Family and someone who works at the Swale Food and Fuel bank.

Also in today’s podcast, a Kent MP’s meeting with officials in Poland to look at the support being offered to the people of Ukraine.

Tonbridge and Malling’s Tom Tugendhat has travelled to eastern Europe, and visited a volunteer camp on the border.

A former domestic abuse victim says she was left in tears, as a thief rode off on her electric bike.

Jennifer Salter from Gillingham said the bike had helped her regain her freedom – after enduring physical and mental abuse at the hands of her former partner.

We’ve been speaking to the new man in charge of public health in Kent as free Covid testing ends.

Anjan Ghosh says it is a concern but has advice on what we can all do to reduce the spread of the virus.

A Kent teenager who built a climbing wall in her back garden during lockdown has been chosen to represent Team GB.

Hear from 17-year-old Erin McNeice who could be heading to the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

And, we’ve been catching up with Gillingham’s Vadaine Oliver ahead of their trip to Sunderland this weekend.