Podcast: Anger after child offered school place ten miles from home

A father from Kent says he’s been left outraged after his son was allocated a secondary school place ten miles from where they live. He’s appealed to council, but they say his chosen school was oversubscribed and he failed to list more preferences. 

Also in today’s podcast, the Bank of England has confirmed an interest rate rise – taking it to levels not seen since 2008. We spoke to a local area mortgage manager about what it means for homeowners and first time buyers in Kent. 

Howard Cox, a Kent fuel campaigner, has announced plans to run in the London mayoral race next year. Previously a staunch Tory supporter, he’ll be standing for the Reform Group. 

A former Met Police Officer is facing a disciplinary hearing over allegedly failing to properly investigate accusations of indecent exposure made against Wayne Couzens.

A former soldier from Canterbury who’s attempting to become the first ever double above-the-knee amputee to climb Everest has completed the first part of the journey

And,  Kent’s head coach is urging Joe Denly and Daniel Bell-Drummond to focus on preparations for the T20  after they were dropped from the county championship squad. Kent are welcoming Hampshire to Canterbury for their fifth match of the season in the longer format.