Podcast: Grammar school places in Kent being offered to children from as far away as Buckinghamshire

Figures obtained by the KentOnline Podcast show children from as far away as Buckinghamshire  are being offered places at grammar schools in Kent.

It’s sparked outrage from parents in the county who say local pupils are being overlooked. We’ve been speaking to an education advisor.

Also in today’s podcast, a hosepipe ban for parts of Kent can be enforced from today as hot temperatures create more demand for drinking water.

South East Water has put restrictions on watering gardens, washing cars and filling paddling pools  and fines of £1,000 can now be issued for breaking the rules.

Next today, and police could be asked to patrol outside schools in Kent to crackdown on harassment and bullying.

It’s after a survey of young people found it had happened to one in four students – with some experiencing sexual comments or racism.

A Kent mum who fears her young twins aren’t developing as they should, says she feels frustrated and angry over a lack of NHS appointments.

Sarah Johnson from Meopham had Iris and Astrid in 2021 and first raised concerns when they were approaching their first birthday.

In sport, hear from Kent’s Tammy Beaumont who made history for England over the weekend.

Plus, in football, the Gillingham boss has been chatting ahead of his players returning to training this weekend.