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In today’s podcast, a company in Ashford has been fined after a man was pulled into a large machine at a factory - leaving him with broken bones. Out reporter Alex Jee has the details. Also today, there's been a call for urgent improvements at a pub in Thanet after a fly infestation, rooting food and dirty fridges were found in the kitchen. Inspect…
 
A mural spray painted on the side of a house in Margate has been branded an 'eyesore'. The artwork has been created as part of a trail around the town raising awareness of plastic pollution in the oceans. But neighbours aren't happy. Also in today's podcast, the home secretary has delivered her big speech at the Tory party conference. Suella Braver…
 
A further 16 charges have been brought against a man who's in prison for murdering two women and abusing bodies in hospitals in Kent David Fuller, 68, from Heathfield in East Sussex was given two whole life sentences in December last year for killing Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce in 1987. Also in today’s podcast, a Medway beauty expert says she's…
 
A Kent artist who's spent the past two years decorating a Tenterden house in doodles has been showing us around the incredible living canvas. Sam Cox is better known as Mr Doodle and already has artwork on show at the F51 skate park in Folkestone. The 28-year-old has also revealed he's going to make Doodle House his permanent home. Also in today's …
 
In today’s podcast, a woman who purchased puppies from a breeder says she’s devastated after one died just nine hours after he got dropped off. Our reporter, Charlotte Phillips has the details. For the first time since July last year - house prices in the South East have failed to rise in monthly terms. Nationwide says they're unchanged from August…
 
A taxi company says it's been forced to close one of its offices early, because of abuse aimed at staff by customers. Vokes Taxis used to keep its site on Station Road in Rainham open until midnight but now shuts at 6pm. Hear from reporter Amy Tregenna who has been speaking to the co-owner of the business. Also in today's podcast, an organisation t…
 
A woman has described how a rat infestation in her flat near Deal is making her life a misery. Marilyn Nolan says the rodents are keeping her up at night and chew on the carpet. She's urging the council to do more. Hear what Marilyn had to say to our reporter and we've got a response from the local authority. Also in today's podcast, we've been tol…
 
New research has found nine in 10 people in Whitstable are concerned about the impact short-term holiday lets, or Airbnb properties, are having on the town. The result of an online survey of residents carried out by the Canterbury District Green Party have been published. We've been speaking to a local councillor and heard what one Airbnb owner has…
 
The mum of a 10-year-old girl from Maidstone with autism says she may consider putting her into foster care if she's unable to go to a specialist boarding school in Sussex. Liz Lindenbauer has told the podcast how she is struggling to cope with Eva's autism. She is now desperate for something to be done and has been speaking to our reporter Megan C…
 
Dozens of people have been made redundant after a 284-year-old Kent business went into administration. Bosses at Chartham Paper Mill are blaming tough trading conditions on things like Covid and the rising cost of living. Hear what administrators have said. Also on today's podcast, we get reaction to the chancellor's not so mini budget as he announ…
 
In today’s podcast, a dad from Brazil has had his tyres slashed, and a car and two motorbikes stolen, in what he says is a vendetta because they're 'foreigners'. Marcelo Gomes and his family came to the UK for a better life but regularly get abused – being told to leave the UK as they "do not belong" here. Our reporter, Juliana, has the details. Al…
 
A 91-year-old great-grandmother has died in agony after suffering a fall at a care home in Deal and waiting almost six hours for an ambulance. Phyllis Hopley-Dodd suffered a broken hip after falling at St Winifreds. Hear from our reporter Chantal Weller who's been speaking to Mrs Hopley-Dodd's granddaughter. Also in today's podcast, Aylesford footb…
 
Video of a fight outside McDonald's in Ashford has gone viral. Violence is thought to have broken out near the fast-food restaurant in the High Street last Friday. It's since had millions of views and isn't the first time there's been trouble in the area in recent months. Also in today's podcast, there are calls to save a former Debenham's in Folke…
 
Thousands of people have gathered in London for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen's coffin was transported on a gun carriage to Westminster Abbey where dignitaries from around the world had gathered along with members of the Royal Family. Hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury who delivered the sermon and has also spoke…
 
A woman's revealed how she's been forced to wear a body cam and fears leaving her own home after being followed by a stalker. 28-year-old Anthony Laslett from Addington Street in Margate has avoided being sent to prison. Hear from our reporter who followed the case in court. Also in today's podcast, there's concern noisy people could disturb reside…
 
Next bosses have done a u-turn and confirmed they are going to keep their store at County Square in Ashford. We'd previously been told they were going to follow in the footsteps of Debenhams and H&M in leaving the centre. It's now been confirmed they will remain open. Also in today's podcast, we've got an update on yesterday's top story about troub…
 
Police have confirmed they are investigating after a pregnant woman had a drink thrown over her and staff were allegedly assault at a McDonalds in Maidstone. Witnesses say trouble involving a group of girls broke out at the fast-food restaurant on Week Street. Hear what was captured on video. We've also got a statement from the chain. Also in today…
 
A teenage boy has been stabbed outside a school in Chatham just days into the new term. The Year 11 student was taken to hospital after it happened near Victory Academy. Hear from our reporter with the latest information. Also in today's podcast, a man's been banned from driving and given a fine after being caught drunk behind the wheel by McDonald…
 
Historic events have taken place in Kent over the weekend following the death last week of Queen Elizabeth II. Hundreds of people have gathered in town centres to hear proclamations for the new King, Charles III. Kent's MPs have also been paying tribute to the late monarch in the Commons. You can also hear from a veteran who is an ambassador for th…
 
A period of national mourning is under way following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty passed away peacefully at Balmoral in Scotland yesterday afternoon. During her 70 year reign, the Queen made many visits to Kent. In this special episode we'll hear about some of the places she went to and speak to some of those who met her. We've also…
 
A car has crashed into the front of a hospital building near Dartford. It happened at Darent Valley earlier this morning. Hear from our reporter who has been to the scene. Also in today's podcast, the new Prime Minister has announced a cap on energy bills in a bid to help families struggling with the rising cost of living. Help has also been offere…
 
Bosses at a shopping centre in Dover say they've suffered a 40% drop in revenue since RingGo was introduced as the only way to pay for parking. Machines at the site have been removed and customers have to use an app or make a phone call. Our reporter Sam Lennon has been speaking to the centre manager and some customers - you can also find out how h…
 
A huge fire has ripped through one of Sheppey's most historic buildings. Firefighters were called to the Victorian water tower on Trinity Road in Sheerness last night. Hear from our reporter who has been to the scene of the blaze. Also in today's podcast, Britain has a new Prime Minister and business in Kent are already urging them to take action o…
 
Liz Truss has been confirmed as the new leader of the Conservative Party and will become the next Prime Minister. She beat Rishi Sunak in a leadership contest following the resignation of Boris Johnson and will travel to Scotland tomorrow to meet the Queen. We've been finding out what the new PM's challenges will be in Kent and what some of you wan…
 
In today’s podcast, a man has died after a crash on the A2 in Dover. Police and paramedics were called to Jubilee Way in the early hours of this morning. Our reporter has the details. A cafe owner from Hythe says she has 'no idea' what she’s going to do, as energy bills are becoming unaffordable. Nicola Robinson owns The Nutmeg Cafe and says her re…
 
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