They're the misunderstood arachnid that's being battered by bad press. Spiders, and especially the "false widow", have been accused of biting people across the south-east in recent weeks, because of a supposed upsurge in numbers caused by global warming.
But experts say it's not the case; Iain McBride reports, talking to 7 year old Lorna Baker-Brown, her mother Karen Brown, and spider expert Greg Hitchcock from the Kent Wildlife Trust.
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