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Podcast: Swimming pool dropped from £20m levelling up plans for Sheerness

Plans for a new swimming pool on the Isle of Sheppey have been scrapped.
It was due to be part of a bid for £20 million in goverment cash to boost Sheerness. Hear from our reporter John Nurden who broke the story.
Also in today’s podcast, a leading Kent academic is calling for overdose prevention centres to be set up.
They would allow addicts to take drugs in secure and hygienic facilities where help would be available if they got into trouble.
Professor Alex Stevens says they’re needed to try and cut the number of drug deaths which are at a record high.
We’ve been speaking to one of the companies taking part in a national trial of a four day working week.
Staff still get 100% of their pay but only work 80% of the time.
We’ve also got reaction from a Maidstone based agency which started something similar back in 2018.
A Medway mum has spoken about the moment her baby was rushed to hospital after struggling to breathe – only to find out she had a birthmark growing in her throat.
Sophie Collins has been chatting to reporter Alex Langridge about the incredibly rare condition.
And, a Kent school is hoping to open a visitor centre so more of us can visit their wartime tunnels.
They were built under Maidstone Girls Grammar and used by pupils in the early 1940s.