Nightmare school run with travel delays and stranded pupils

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It’s been a stressful return to school for pupils and parents in parts of Medway.

In Rainham, emergency gas works and planned roadworks caused long delays as some children returned to class for the first time after the summer break.

In Wainscott as many as 40 youngsters were left stranded at a bus stop because the service meant to take them to school was already full.

Hear from a mum whose son was among those needing to get a lift to class.

Also on today’s podcast, it’s feared a rise in energy bills and removal of the £20-per-week Universal Credit top up payment will leave many families in Kent struggling from next month.

We’ve spoken to a worker at a foodbank in Sittingbourne and a man who helps families in Thanet avoid falling into poverty.

A former British intelligence officer from Kent has told the podcast the threat of terror attacks in the UK has increased following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

A mum from Maidstone says she’s ‘frustrated’ that her daughter’s school can’t offer accessible exams.

And find out if the heatwave is going to continue.

Read more: All the latest news for Kent

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