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Podcast: Isle of Sheppey left without water on one of the hottest days of the year

July 12, 2022

People living on the Isle of Sheppey have been left with low water pressure or no supplies at all on one of the hottest days of the year so far.
Water stations are being set up on the island so residents can get supplies.
Hear from Southern Water on what's causing the problem.
Also today, in his first interview with the KentOnline Podcast since announcing his bid to run for Tory leader, Tom Tugendhat has said he'll rebuild trust and grow the economy.
The Tonbridge and Malling rep was one of the first to put his name forward for the top job following the resignation of Boris Johnson last week.
Figures given to the KentOnline Podcast show 10 children in an average size class in one part of Kent are living in poverty.
Data from the End Child Poverty Coalition shows around a third of youngsters under the age of 16 in Thanet are in households that are struggling to make ends meet.
We've been speaking to the chair of the coalition and have some of your thoughts.
You can also hear about a schoolgirl who's having to do a four hour round trip to school.
Karina French and her family moved from Erith to Dartford but then couldn't find a class place for the 8-year-old.
We detail what her journey entails and have a response from the council.
And, find out what attraction is returning to Rochester Cathedral this summer,

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