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Podcast: Mum takes three sons out of Greenacre Academy in Chatham after eldest ended up in hospital after being attacked

A mum has taken her three children out of a school in Medway after her eldest son was attacked.

The 16-year-old had to go to hospital after it happened at Greenacre Academy.

Also in today’s podcast, if there’s an outbreak of Strep A at your child’s school, the whole class could be given antibiotics.

Health officials have recommended the rare move as nine children have now died from the bacterial infection, which causes scarlet fever.

In other health news, find out when ambulance workers in Kent are set to go on strike.

Three climate protesters have been sentenced after staging a demo at an Amazon warehouse in Dartford.

Extinction Rebellion blockaded the site on Black Friday in November last year. They spoke to our court reporter following the case at Medway Magistrates’ Court.

You’re being asked what you think about England’s first secure school being set up in Kent.

Work on transforming the old youth jail in Rochester started in the summer and the aim is to have it open in early 2024.

We’ve been speaking to Steve Chalke who is the founder of Oasis, the group behind the new facility.

Three people from Kent who are living with long Covid have been sharing their stories to encourage everyone to get the vaccine.

It’s almost two year since the first jab was administered in the county as the vaccine programme got under way.

Find out which Kent town has been named as one of the unhappiest in the UK.

And, the team at our sister radio station kmfm have spent a second day giving out the thousands of presents you donated to their Give a Gift Appeal.

The toys and games are going to youngsters in hospital or care, and to children’s charities, ahead of Christmas.