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Podcast: Some schools in Kent decide to close as temperatures soar to record levels

Some schools in Kent have decided to close as Kent is set to experience record breaking temperatures.
A rare red warning for extreme heat is in force for the north of the county, while an amber alert covers everywhere else.
Hear from Kent’s director of public health and the headteacher of Tiger Primary School in Maidstone.
We’ve also been speaking to Kent Fire and Rescue Service after fighters dealt with a number of grass and field fires over the weekend.
Also in today’s podcast, we look ahead to the latest vote by MPs on who should be the next leader of the Conservative party.
There’s analysis from our political editor on Tom Tugendhat’s chances.
Plus Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson has revealed who he is supporting.
A report’s found there’s “no clear evidence” sending asylum seekers to Rwanda will stop them crossing the Channel to Kent in small boats.
More than 14,000 people have made the dangerous journey so far this year.
Bison have been released into the wild in Kent and it’s hoped it could be a solution for tackling climate change.
European bison will roam in West Blean and Thornden Woods near Canterbury, and experts say they’ll restore life to the woodland through their natural behaviours.
And in sport, disappointment for Dina Asher-Smith at the World Athletics Championships in America.
Plus a narrow defeat for Gillingham in a pre-season friendly at the weekend.