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Podcast: Just Stop Oil protesters shut Dartford Crossing for second day

It’s been a second day of major disruption at the Dartford Crossing as Just Stop Oil protesters are still on top of the QEII Bridge.

Two men have been up there since yesterday morning, and overnight, slept in hammocks dangling from the cables.

We’ve been hearing from the activists, and also spoke to a logistics company about how the closure of the crossing is impacting their business.

Also in today’s podcast, an Ashford man who carried out a campaign of abusive and controlling behaviour against his ex-girlfriend has been jailed.

But, the victim says she fears intimate footage of her that he’d secretly recorded could re-emerge and is calling for tougher sentences for such a crime.

People living in a retirement village in Snodland say they’re living in fear after it was targeted by a group of youngsters. 

Residents of Rectory Close say the group have been pushing over fences and climbing on the roof – we’ve been chatting to someone who lives there.

How often do use the self-check outs when you do the shopping?

An Aldi in Dover is going to lose some of its manned tills, as the budget chain introduces a self-service option.

Our reporter Liane Castle has been speaking to regulars who say they’re worried their shopping experience.

Thousands of 10-year-olds will be finding out today what secondary school they can apply to go to next year.

The results of the Kent Test determine which ones will be eligible for a grammar.

But some campaigners say the system should be scrapped because it’s out of date – hear the thoughts of Joanne Bartley from campaign group Comprehensive Future.

Companies across Kent are being urged to make sure they’re talking about the menopause and supporting women going through it.

Today is all about raising awareness and highlighting some of the symptoms.

Deborah Thomas is a wellbeing manager at Southeastern and told Nicola Everett that she started to go through it at 36.

Elsewhere, one of the most deprived schools in Kent has been recognised by Microsoft for the way it’s using technology to help teach children.

Richmond Academy in Sheerness is one of just a few hundred around the world singled out by the tech giant.

Our reporter Megan Carr has been along to the school to find out more.

And, it’s understood part of a “big budget” movie is being filmed at a Kent Tourist attraction

A giant lighting ring has been craned into position at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham.

The same crews are thought to be behind the closure of the Kingsferry Bridge on Sheppey at the end of the month.