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Podcast: Canterbury woman who fell pregnant at 16 shares success story after graduating as a primary school teacher

A Canterbury woman who fell pregnant at just 16 has told the podcast how she was determined not to be just another teenage mum on benefits.

Louise Mansell has just qualified as a primary school teacher and has been sharing her success story with reporter Gerry Warren.

Also in today’s episode, it’s been a nightmare start to the Easter holidays for hundreds of holidaymakers after travel chaos at the Port of Dover.

Some people waiting in queues for up to 14 hours.

There are calls for a new pedestrian crossing at a busy junction near Ashford, amid concerns someone could end up seriously injured.

A dad’s set up a petition for a button to control the traffic lights where the A28 meets Bybrook Road in Kennington.

Elsewhere, it’s claimed “dangerous and unacceptable” parking near a school near Sittingbourne is putting children at risk.

Grove Park primary in Bobbing is close to a new housing development, and there are no yellow lines on one side of the road.

You have probably heard of breakfast clubs for children – now one has opened on Sheppey for parents who’re skipping meals to ensure their children are fed.

New research shows more than half of adults here in the South East are having to go without as the cost-of-living crisis continues.

And in sport, it was a disappointing trip to Barrow for Gillingham at the weekend.

They conceded a last minute goal to lose 2-1 on the road. Hear from an unhappy manager, Neil Harris.