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Podcast: Police hunt gang who pushed trolley down escalator at Gravesend Asda injuring a pensioner

Police are hunting a gang of teenagers who pushed a trolley down an escalator at an Asda store in Gravesend which left a pensioner injured.

The man was knocked backwards after it happened around a fortnight ago.

Hear a description of the suspects and an update on the man’s injuries.

Also in today’s podcast, an academy trust in Medway has been praised for the work it’s doing to make sure teachers have good mental health.

We’ve been speaking to bosses at Rivermead Inclusive Trust about a platinum award they’ve been given and what it means.

It might not be the weather for heading to the beach right now, but recruitment is under way to find lifeguards for Kent’s beaches this summer.

The RNLI are looking for people to patrol coastal spots in Swale and Thanet.

Rochester Cathedral is currently home to a 13 metre long table made from the wood of a 5,000-year-old fossilised black oak tree.

The wood was found preserved in peat in 2012, but the ‘Table for the Nation’ wasn’t completed until 2022 – and was dedicated to the Queen for her Platinum Jubilee.

Hear from Canon Sue Brewer from the Cathedral where it’ll be on display for the next year.

And, a couple who became friends after chatting on the phone during lockdown have met for the first time.

Sally Griffiths from Exeter and Jenny Hossack from Maidstone were put in touch with each other by Inspired Friendships.