Podcast: Ashford school to lock away student phones to reduce distraction and improve behaviour

A school in Ashford will become the first in Kent to lock away student mobile phones in pouches. 

The principal of the John Wallis Academy will bring in the the changes next term in the hope of minimising distractions in class and improving behaviour.

Also in today’s podcast,  Kent MP’s calling on the government to act on recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry  – which concluded 8 months ago. 

Bereaved families are delivering a letter to Downing Street, demanding that victims are given the recommended compensation. 

Sevenoaks council is considering building on the green belt to reach its government-enforced target of building more than 10,000 new homes by 2040.

But the site is also wanted for a 28,000 seater stadium complex. 

A chocolate cafe in Canterbury has been given a two-star health hygiene rating after inspectors discovered staff weren’t washing their hands. 

Food was also found to be out of date and being stored incorrectly. 

And in football, you can hear the reaction of the manager of Ramsgate after they were knocked out the FA Cup. 

They were the underdogs going into the clash with League 2 AFC Wimbledon yesterday but still put on a show for the 1400 travelling fans.