Podcast: Dad calls for better education on knives after boy threatened at primary school

There are calls for younger children to be better educated on the danger of knives after an eight-year-old boy was threatened in Margate.

He was in the canteen at Cliftonville Primary School when another pupil held a piece of cutlery to his throat.

Campaigners have been reacting to the Chancellor’s Budget after he set out the government’s spending plans.

Jeremy Hunt announced a 2p cut to National Insurance, a new tax on vapes and a freeze on fuel duty.

It is feared it could cost millions of pounds to clean up waste from an illegal dumping scandal on Sheppey.

Hundreds of lorry-loads of rubbish was fly-tipped from cliffs and onto beaches at Eastchurch, until officials blocked access to the site.

Former Kent miners say they have no regrets – 40 years after going on strike.

Workers at Tilmanstone, Snowdown and Betteshanger collieries walked out as part of a nationwide fight to save them from closure.

Two critically endangered Sumatran orangutans are settling into their new home in Kent well.

The brothers have relocated from Switzerland to Port Lympne near Hythe, and could one day be relocated to the wild.

And in football, Gillingham have once again slipped out of the League 2 play-off places after losing to Barrow.

The Gills were beaten 2-0 last night – their first defeat in four matches.