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Six people have been taken to hospital -
two with life-threatening injuries - after a collision
between a car and pedestrians on the High Street in
The driver of a black VW Beetle is being treated for minor injuries
The two most seriously injured pedestrians have been taken
Schools in Medway are struggling to recruit and retain teachers
and are having to look overseas to fill empty places.
The Council says they're losing out to London and more
Bansal primary in Medway is classed as outstanding by Ofsted, no mean
feat in an area where finding and keeping teachers is a
For one, neighbouring London can tempt them away with
enhanced salaries but there's another hurdle.
I think there has certainly in the past, a view that
Medway is a difficult place to work, pupils are challenging and there
I think colleagues are working really,
really hard to change that and, certainly in Medway schools, results
are improving and we expect that to continue.
Medway Council is looking as far afield as South Africa and
It's holding a recruitment fair on Wednesday.
Some say the Government is doing its bit.
For the year 2016-2017, there are 15,000 extra trainee teachers
What we have seen over the last 20 years, irrespective of
different political parties, has been a stability in a number
But Government figures show, over the last few years,
the numbers leaving the profession have gone up while
recruitment targets have been consistently missed.
The announcement of ?320 million more
for free schools has missed the point, say some.
I've always supported good schools expanding.
I think I'd much rather see people putting
their focus will do that, rather than just building another school
and another school, and another school, with no guarantee of success
The national union of teachers blames workload for so
One third quit within five years of joining.
Thousands of people have taken part in the 33rd Hastings half marathon.
The winner Ben Fish battled the windy conditions.
It's a second win for the man nicknamed the Blackburn flyer.
The finish is very tough in that headwind.
It is a very hard last two and a half miles along there.
My best time was 67:08 when I won it seven years ago.
If the conditions were like last week, I
But I knew going in that it would be difficult.
Football, and it was dreadful weekend of results.
Brighton failed to go top after losing to Leeds United.
The Leeds goalkeeper Robert Green kept his side
Knockaert and Glenn Murray, the Brighton players,
It was nearly an hour before the first shot on target.
The Seagulls needed a win to return to the top of the
championship after Newcastle drew at Birmingham.
If Chris Hughton's side is going to win promotion this
season, it's going to be a nerve-racking affair.
In the League 1, the worst thing for Gillingham
After losing to Bolton last week, Gillingham
conceded another four goals this week.
Mendez Lang got the first after ten minutes.
George Parker equalised seven minutes later.
Cody McDonald knocked on the door but was
From then on, Rochdale ran the show with Mendez Lang
The Gills were reduced to ten men just
The fourth goal came right at the end of the game.
Charlton got off to a good start with a bit of magic from Ricky
Tony Watt came close to making it two a couple of minutes
later, however the Blades, the bookies' favourite to win
promotion this year, kept their composure and
In League 2, a very flat game against
The home side took the lead before James Collins balanced the
The home side held on for the three points, despite
But with nine minutes left, Crawley failed to make
A very brisk south-westerly wind at times
and an awful lot of low cloud, and some misty
Now, it's still going to be mild heading to the start of next week.
Mild on Monday but rather wet and windy at times.
Some outbreaks of light rain and drizzle.
Then it's looking colder, but also brighter
with some sunshine from Tuesday onwards.
We could even see a touch of night-time frost as we head
through the middle part of the week, just in the rural,
There will also be some outbreaks of rain, as you can see.
Turning rather wet, a damp and grey start to the day tomorrow.
Still windy and we start the day on a mild
note at around 10-11 C in most places.
A bit of a grey start, some low cloud and mist over the downs as
Staying quiet blustery through the course of
tomorrow and theis rain band will put it to a south-eastward through
Then turning much colder on on Monday night.
By Tuesday, dry with some sunshine but
Not sure I like the sound of that. That's it for now. I will have a
late bulletin for you at 22 minutes past ten. From all of us here, do
have a good evening. Goodbye for now.
Hello. For most of March so far it has felt quite mild and springlike
but we are in