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Podcast: Schools across Kent close as teachers go out on strike

Hundreds of teachers across Kent have gone on strike in a dispute over pay.

Marches and rallies have been taking place across the county as they urge the government to increase their wages and improve funding for education.

Our reporters have been out speaking to some of those on picket lines.

Also in today’s podcast, a new report’s raised concerns about coastal communities like Margate being overlooked in the government’s levelling up agenda.

Research has found household income in coastal areas is almost £3,000 a year lower than places inland, with nearly one in five jobs paying below the living wage.

Hear from Sally-Ann Hart who is chair of a parliamentary committee that’s been looking into the issue.

Four sites on the high street between Rochester and Chatham have been given protected status.

An old brewery, small cottage, Jewish burial ground and a tomb have been listed as Grade II. We’ve been speaking to Posy Metz from Historic England.

And, as expected, Gillingham added to their squad on the final day of the football transfer window.

Our sports reporter Luke Cawdell as all the details.