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Podcast: Former Maidstone Grammar School for Girls teacher jailed for grooming and sexually assaulting pupil

January 17, 2022

A former teacher who groomed and sexually assaulted a pupil has been jailed for six years.
Carly Dear was teaching PE at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls at the time. Hear from our court reporter Sean Axtell who's been following the case.
Also in today's podcast, the military are going to be put in charge of preventing small boats of asylum seekers from crossing the Channel to Kent.
We have reaction from Samphire refugee charity based in Dover.
New rules around how long you have to isolate for if you test positive for Covid have come into force today.
Dr Jack Jacobs from Hamstreet Surgery near Ashford has been telling the KentOnline Podcast what he thinks and if it's part of living with the virus.
Residents living on a new estate in Canterbury blighted by vandalism say they're having to cover a £20,000 repair bill.
Bollards, trees and swings on the Royal Parade site off Littlebourne Road have been damaged - our colleagues from KMTV have spoken to two women living there.
You can also hear from wildlife charity BugLife after tens of thousands of pounds was raised to fight plans for a huge theme park in north Kent - in just 48 hours.
And in sport, there was further disappointment for Gillingham at the weekend as they suffered yet another defeat in league one.
We caught up with caretaker manager Steve Lovell after they lost 3-1 to Burton Albion on Saturday.

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