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Two sisters from Canterbury have made the brave decision to speak out about the abuse they suffered at the hands of their grandad.

Sophie and Toni Quirke were aged about eight and six when the abuse started.

Paul Wallis from Hoades Wood Road in Sturry has now been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Also in today's podcast, with less than a week to go until COP26 gets under way, the first ever Climate Action Week is taking place in Canterbury.

Hear from Dr Carl Wright who's chair of the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership.

Some of the incredible people in Kent who've been helping improve mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic have been recognised.

The first even Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing awards have taken place. We caught up with 16-year-old Madison Hinton from Sittingbourne who made positivity boxes during lockdown.

Olympian and South Kent Mind ambassador Jack Green also spoke at the event.

And, the Gillingham boss was disappointed following their 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers at the weekend.

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