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We're being urged not to travel by train as railway workers get ready for the biggest strike in a generation.

Thousands of staff are walking out for three days this week in a row over pay, conditions and job losses - hear from our business editor Chris Britcher.

Also in today's podcast, Alex from the Kent Top 40 on our sister radio station kmfm has been speaking about his recent autism and ADHD diagnosis.

The 24-year-old says he was always hyperactive as a child but did well at school.

However, he found social situations in his teens increasingly difficult and also suffered with depression. He's spoken out to raise awareness.

An Ashford taxi company is closing after more than 40 years after struggling to recruit drivers.

Arrow Taxis is based at Cobbs Wood and been taking fares since 1981 - hear what bosses have had to say.

Asylum seekers who arrive in Kent after crossing the Channel in small boats could be electronically tagged under new Home Office plans.

A 12-month pilot's begun after the European Court of Human Rights blocked a deportation flight to Rwanda last Tuesday.

A trans woman from Medway has decided to speak out about the abuse she's suffered - and says people need to realise it's not acceptable.

Kelsey Russell only transitioned just over three months ago but says she's been targeted while out in pubs and club.

Part of Ramsgate that's previously been blighted by crime is said to be becoming a destination for tourists with new cafe's, shops and restaurants.

Harbour Street is being transformed thanks to investment from existing businesses and government grants.

And in sport, a Kent teenager's been selected to play volleyball for Team England.

Maxime Carolan only started playing a couple of years ago, but has been training hard ever since.

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