Podcast: Sheppey secondary school students told a year’s work was for nothing

More than 40 hair and beauty students at an academy on Sheppey have been told their past year’s work was for nothing.

The pupils have been left stunned they won’t be getting a BTEC qualification despite signing up for the course and studying hard.

Also in today’s podcast, an award-winning architect who designed and built his “dream home” on the Kent coast says it no longer feels safe following an attempted armed raid at the property.

David Liddicoat, whose work has featured on Grand Designs, was inside the house with his partner and their two children at the time of the terrifying ordeal.

A court has heard a “Good Samaritan” was pummelled in the face when he bravely stepped in to save a stranger from a pub toilet beating.

The attacker has avoided being sent to prison over the attack at a bar in Rochester. 

New rules set to be introduced by every council in Kent mean those enjoying the luxury of owning a second residence will soon have to pay a premium. 

 It’s designed to discourage second home ownership, with many believing it will free up properties for those who need them amid a housing crisis. 

And in football, the season may be over for Gillingham but their head coach plans to keep working on improving the squad.

Hear from Stephen Clemence who says he hopes to build a team more to his liking so they can mount a more vigorous assault on the promotion places next season.