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Podcast: Just Stop oil protesters close Dartford Crossing after scaling QEII Bridge

Just Stop Oil protesters have warned of plans to keep the Dartford Crossing closed for 24 hours.

Images at KentOnline show two men from the environmental group straddling the suspension cables of the QEII Bridge.

Hear from one of them, as the group calls for an end to the use of fossil fuels.  

Also in today’s podcast, the remains of a woman from Deal who was murdered by her husband more than 20 years ago have been found buried in a garden in Dorset.

34 year-old Debbie Griggs disappeared in May 1999.

Her husband Andrew denied being involved but was found guilty and jailed for life in October 2019.

Elsewhere, a mum is calling on a Medway school to do more to tackle bullying, after her son was sent home covered in blood.

Staff apparently said he was fine, but he was later found to have a broken nose.

New data shows which schools in Kent have the highest suspension rates.

That includes children at Oasis Academy – which runs two sites on Sheppey – were sent home more than 700 times in the last academic year.

Hear from education expert and former Gravesend grammar head teacher Peter Read, who says he’s worried about children’s mental health.

The new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has scaled back support for energy bills and overturned almost all the tax cuts announced in the mini budget.

We’ve been getting reaction from Professor Catherine Robinson – the deputy dean of Kent Business School at the University of Kent.

A Kent woman – who’s among 17 people – being evicted by developers near Dover claims they’re making her “homeless”.

Janice Shales is facing the exit in less than two weeks after the building was snapped up by a new developer to refurbish the site.

A mum’s calling for road safety improvements – a year after the death of her daughter.

13 year-old Mya Lawrence was killed after being hit by a car at Whitfield Hill in Dover.

Mum Dawn Hopkins has told the KentOnline Podcast that she doesn’t want this to happen to anyone else.

Letters and pictures about a man who served with the RAF during the war have been found hidden at a home in Ashford.

Darren Songhurst says the documents were discovered while renovations were being carried out at the property in Bromley Green.

And in football, Gillingham have managed to hold League Two table-toppers Stevenage to a 1-1 draw at Priestfield.

Hear from the Gills manager Neil Harris.