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Podcast: Teddy bears, candles and balloons banned from graves at Kent church

Grieving families have been told they can’t put mementoes like teddy bears or items including candles and balloons on graves at a Kent church.

The decision has been made following a five year dispute involving St Peter’s Church in Bredhurst.

While some think it’s the right decision, not everyone is happy. Also find out the results of our poll.

In other news today, a man’s been left with knee injuries after a thief drove into him while taking his Range Rover from outside his home in Cliffe.

Hear from the chair of the Public Accounts Committee that’s warning delays at the Port of Dover could increase if issues with post-Brexit checks on goods and vehicles aren’t solved.

The government’s being urged to put more funding into cleaning up Kent’s rivers.

It’s feared visible litter, as well as pollutants we can’t see, are becoming increasingly worse in our water ways. We’ve been getting reaction from a councillor and green campaigner.

An app designed to reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away is going to be trialled in Kent.

FoodLoop will match food producers with organisations and charities that give surplace stock to families that need it.

A Dartford schoolgirl who raised money for the NHS during lockdown – is now hoping to get enough cash together so she can head to America for a world championships.

Bonnielou Furzer has been selected to compete for England in Karate in Florida later this year.

And, hear from the Gillingham manager following their 1-0 win over Cambridge United at Priestfield.

It’s a second win for Neil Harris after taking over as manager just over a week ago.