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Podcast: Man stages peaceful protest at Sydenham House GP surgery after struggling to get face-to-face appointment

A man has staged a peaceful protest at a GP surgery after struggling to get a face-to-face appointment.

We hear how busy doctors are right now.

Also in today’s podcast, a former Kent MP has admitted possessing and distributing indecent images.

Paul Clark used to represent Gillingham and appeared at Medway Magistrates Court earlier.

The parents of a Margate boy who died after being bullied for being autistic say he was let down by a lack of support.

Stefan Kluibenschadl passed away in hospital in March, but a coroner says it’s unclear whether he intended to take his own life. His dad has paid tribute.

The Kent test has been discussed in the House of Lords today.

A bill calling for the selective system to be scrapped has been having a second reading. We’ve been speaking to campaign group Comprehensive Future.

A charity says just punishing drug use doesn’t solve the issue, as it’s emerged Kent Police deal with an average of almost 500 offences involving under 18s every year.

Since 2018, there’ve been more than 17-hundred reports involving cannabis, heroin and cocaine.

A Sittingbourne mum who lost her baby at 32 weeks says a teddy bear with her daughter’s heartbeat in has helped her come to terms with the grief.

Lizzie Phillips knew from early on her pregnancy that baby Penelope was unlikely to live – she’s been telling her story to the Podcast.

A Margate charity is celebrating 20 years of providing opportunities to young people in Kent.

Pie Factory Music was set up in 2002 and has supported 50,000 people through youth work, music and arts projects, pastoral care and counselling.

Hear from their managing director ahead of a celebration this weekend.

And, our features writer Sam Lawrie looks ahead to everything going on in Kent this weekend.