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Podcast: former Maidstone MP Ann Widdecombe speaks at funeral of Sir David Amess who was stabbed in Essex constituency

Former Maidstone MP Ann Widdecombe has spoken at the funeral of her friend and colleague Sir David Amess.

He died after being stabbed while meeting constituents in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex last month.

A service has been held in Southend where the former shadow Home Secretary read a statement on behalf of his family.

Also in today’s podcast, as the number of asylum seekers crossing the Channel to Kent continues to rise, the government has called for a review.

A senior cabinet minister has been drafted in to look at what more can be done to stop people making the dangerous journey.

The head of a Kent school is urging parents and teachers not to dismiss children as “woke”. We’ve been finding out if you know what it means.

A Kent mum is calling for more awareness of gynaecological conditions after spending years in pain.

Amy McHattie was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome when she was just 16, but despite having surgery her symptoms continued. She’s spoken out to raise awareness.

Ahead of Black Friday this week, we’re being encouraged to buy local and support our high streets.

Stores in Whitstable, Canterbury and Herne Bay have joined forces as part of a new campaign supported by Holby star Dawn Steele.

And, the Gillingham manager has spoken about their 2-0 defeat to Crewe Alexandra at the weekend.