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Podcast: Jurors handle replica weapon at trial of man accused of murdering PCSO Julia James

Jurors at the trial of a man accused of murdering Kent PCSO Julia James have held a replica of the alleged murder weapon.

53-year-old Julia was attacked while out walking her dog not far from her home in Snowdown in April last year.

Callum Wheeler, who’s 22 and from Sunshine Corner Avenue in Aylesham, has admitted killing her but denies murder. Hear from reporter Sean Axtell who’s been in court.

Also in today’s podcast, almost 90% of people who’ve voted in a poll set up by our sister radio station kmfm have backed calls for an emergency budget to help with the rising cost of living.

Hear from the chief exec of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce who’s supporting the idea.

It’s international nurses day and we’ve been to Kent’s biggest and busiest hospitals to find out why one ward manager loves her job so much.

And, the owners of a popular Rochester pub have announced plans to expand.

We’ve been chatting to the duo behind the Dead Pigeon about taking over a former bank building in Rainham.