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Podcast: ’Do not swim’ warning put in place at St Mary’s Bay, Romney Marsh for a year

People are being urged not to swim in the sea at a Kent beach because of concerns about the water quality.
Checks at St Mary’s Bay have been carried out by the Environment Agency – our reporter Rhys Griffiths has the full details.

Also in today’s podcast, a taxi driver from Chatham who helped smuggle Vietnamese people into the UK has avoided going to prison.
They were brought across the Channel in lorries and driven to the West Midlands.
A young Kent woman has spoken to the KentOnline Podcast about the lasting impact having explicit pictures leaked on socials has had on her life.
Eleanor – which isn’t her real name – was just 14 when her ex-boyfriend posted the images online without her consent. Hear her story.
The man in charge of the union representing rail workers in Kent has told our colleagues at KMTV they’re no closer to a deal which would end strike action.
Services in Kent have been brought to a standstill over recent months by members of the RMT walking out. Hear from general secretary Mick Lynch.
People living in part of Rainham say they’re furious as even more rubbish is being added to the mountains of fly tipping outside their homes.
Mattresses, microwaves and car parts are just some of the items dumped outside garages on Scott Avenue.
A lack of lifeguards at a Kent swimming pool has led to the diving boards, rapids, slides and teaching pools being regularly closed.
Visitors to Maidstone Leisure Centre at Mote Park say they’re disappointed at still having to pay the same entry fee. We’ve got a statement from the company that runs the facility.
And in sport, Gillingham midfielder Olly Lee has announced he’s retiring after struggling with arthritis.
The 31 year-old has thanked fans for their support, but say his body won’t allow him to “perform to the levels” he’s capable of.