Podcast: Parent’s anger as Hartley schoolboy misses out on grammar school place despite passing Kent Test

A dad says he’s incredibly frustrated after his son passed the Kent Test but wasn’t offered a place at a grammar school…

Josh – who’s from Hartley – has spent three years studying for the exam but despite getting a high enough grade there isn’t space for him at any of the local selective schools.

Also making news today, residents along a main road in a coastal Kent town have slammed drastic changes to parking restrictions – labeling them “ridiculous”

It now costs as much as 9-pound-60 to use the previously free canalside carpark in West Hythe – double yellows have also been painted on West Hythe Road  

Some living along the main road are paying to have their gardens converted into driveways 

Police have confirmed two young sisters who went missing from Paddock Wood have been found safe and well…

14 year-old Lexie McKenzie and Kadie, who’s 12 disappeared from their home yesterday morning.

Residents have been left frustrated after a huge pile of asbestos waste was dumped on a road near Faversham  

It was left in Abbotts Hill more than a week ago and has still not been cleared – there are barriers closing the road but drivers have been moving them to get through  

A motorcyclist sick of dodging potholes in Sittingbourne has taken matters into his own hands…

Ian Magg says he’s ordered tarmac and will fill the holes in Cowper Road himself if the local authorities don’t do it by this weekend.

And in sport, Tunbridge Wells table tennis star Will Bayley has defended his class 7 title at the Para National Championships in Sheffield…

The 35 year-old is the reigning world champion and appeared on Strictly a few years ago.