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Podcast: Schools in Kent close as teachers strike for a second time in a dispute over pay

Schools across Kent are closed as teacher go on strike again.

Members of the National Education Union have walked out in a dispute over pay.

Hear from one of their caseworkers in Kent as a march and rally is due to take place in Canterbury.

Also in today’s podcast, a motorcycle training school in Thanet is facing a big repair bill after a group of kids started fires which damaged buildings and tarmac.

They’ve targeted the site on George Hill Road in Broadstairs several times over the past month – while smashing bottles and smoking cannabis.

A one-woman protest has been staged on Sheppey to try and stop a tree from being cut down.

Virginia Hanley sat under the 60 year-old willow on Kent Avenue in Minster after noticing tree surgeons had turned up. She’s been speaking to reporter Megan Carr.

The MP for Canterbury is urging the government to do more to stop laughing gas being sold to children and teenagers.

An investigation has found a huge increase in the number of young people being taken to hospital with health problems caused by nitrous oxide.

And, there are calls for a community centre in part of Greenhithe to finally be made available to local residents – 13 years after it was built.

People living in the Ingress Park area fear they will never be able to use the facility.