Podcast: Sittingbourne boy ‘cried for a week’ after being given a place at Oasis Academy on Sheppey despite passing the Kent Test

A Sittingbourne mum says she’s gone as far as writing to the Prime Minister after her son passed the Kent test, but wasn’t given a place at a grammar school.

Daniel Psenicnyj didn’t get any of the four schools he’d applied for and has instead been offered a place at Oasis Academy on Sheppey which is rated inadequate. Hear from Daniel and his mum Anna who have been speaking to reporter Megan Carr.

More than 50 vehicles have been stopped and drivers spoken to during a weekend of action to target nuisance motorists in Kent.

Five of the vehicles were seized for being uninsured or untaxed, while two people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

A Medway landlord has hit out at the local authority after spending 10 years complaining about issues with traffic, only for nothing to be done.

John Walsh lives in Lordswood and says the road surface in Lambourn Way is poor, there’s inconsiderate parking by parents and other drivers going too fast. He’s been speaking to Local Democracy Reporter Robert Boddy.

Catch-up clinics are being run in Kent this Spring as you’re urged to make sure your children have had all their vaccinations.

It’s because of a worrying rise in the number of youngsters getting measles. We’ve been along to one of the clinics to speak to an immunisation nurse.

The KentOnline Podcast has been told our food security is being put at risk by Asian Hornets in Kent.

There’s already been a confirmed sighting in the county this year in Ash, near Canterbury and we’re being urged to look out for more.

And, plans for a new independent football regulator will be debated for the first time in Parliament.

The Football Governance Bill is being brought in following a fan-led review by Kent MP and former sports minister Tracey Crouch.