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Worrying rise in homeless numbers in Kent

With little more than a month until Christmas, a huge rise in figures for homelessness in Kent is causing concern.

The charity Porchlight says the figures are worrying. They're based in Canterbury, which has its own homeless problem. Fewer than 150 people were homeless in the county in 2012 .

That figure went up the following year. And in the most recent figures available - went up again - this time much more sharply.

Mike Barrett from Porchlight spoke to Sangeeta from our Maidstone newsroom and told her why the figures were rising.


Wasps defy cold snap to force closure of primary school

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A village school has been closed after the building was infested by wasps.

Pest controllers visited Brenzett Primary on the Romney Marsh on Monday but have advised it will take a day before classrooms are safe for children to return.

It's understood that the nest was discovered in a toilet block.

Interim head Hannah Peaston said the school would remain closed today (Tuesday) to ensure the safety of the pupils.

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