Podcast: Mum pulls son out of Cage Green Primary School, Tonbridge after finding a blade in his bag

A mum has removed her son from a school in Tonbridge after finding a blade in his bag.

The eight year-old claims it was put there by another pupil. Hear what the school have said to other parents in an email.

Also in today’s podcast, a man has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in Canterbury.

It happened on Station Road East in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters have spent the night at the scene of a large fire at a farm near Ashford.

Several buildings and tonnes of hay caught alight at the site in Sellindge on Wednesday night.

Green campaigners in Kent are welcoming a ban on single use plastics that comes into force this weekend.

From October 1st, restaurants, takeaways and sandwich shops won’t be able to use things like plastic plates, bowls and cutlery. We’ve been speaking to Liz O’Hanlon who founded the Rainham Eco Hub.

Tom Parker’s widow has spoken out as part of a campaign to get more of us talking about loss. 

The singer from The Wanted died last year after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. 

Kelsey Parker, who lives in Kent, is sharing her story as she hopes to inspire others to start discussions with grieving friends and family members. 

Features writer Sam Lawrie has a roundup of everything going on in Kent this weekend.

And in sport, reporter Luke Cawdell has been chatting to the Gillingham manager ahead of their clash with Mansfield Town at Priestfield.

The Gills are currently second in the table with tomorrow’s opposition just one place below them.