August 23, 2019
The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith says she will do her best to help reform hospital food in England.
She's been brought in to help with a government review of meals, after six patients died due to a listeria outbreak.
A 38 year-old mum from Ashford was among those who came down with the illness after she stayed at the William Harvey in May - but she managed to recover.
August 23, 2019
This week we were joined by by Francis Osei-Appiah, a former gang member who now runs the charity Reform, Restore, Respect. He joined us to talk about the struggles with county lines gangs in Kent and how knife crime and gang culture can be prevented.
August 22, 2019
It's a big day for thousands of teenagers across Kent - GCSE results are out.
Across the country there's been a slight increase in the pass rate, despite concerns about the difficulty of exams.
In our podcast today you can hear from some of the students, as well as the man in charge of education at Kent County Council, Childline and the Principal of Mid Kent College.
August 21, 2019
Police have confirmed a body found in a Kent river is that of a missing six-year-old boy. Lucas Dobson fell into the River Stour on Saturday, while on a fishing trip with his family. The death's not being treated as suspicious.
Also in today's episode: The parents of a Tunbridge Wells man who died from meningitis are urging other young people to get vaccinated, and Gillingham FC boss Steve Evans says he's sure they'll get their first League One win of the season soon.
August 20, 2019
Candlelit vigils have been held along the Kent coast for six-year-old Lucas Dobson, who is still missing after falling into the River Stour in Sandwich on Saturday.
Police have thanked everyone who has helped look for him, but have asked members of the public to stay away from the area today as they focus their search on the water itself.
Also in today's episode: Eurotunnel bosses say they're ready for a no-deal Brexit, residents speak out 75 years after a ship carrying explosives sank off Sheppey, and a local pop star tell us how being bullied made her a stronger person.
August 19, 2019
A search is continuing for a six-year-old boy who fell into the River Stour while on a family fishing trip.
Lucas Dobson from Deal was swept away in Sandwich on Saturday and hundreds of people have been out looking for him.
Also in today's episode: residents speak out against plans for 1,200 new homes, and a woman's trying to raise awareness for people who care for severely ill loved ones.
August 16, 2019
A mum who killed her 23-month-old twins in Margate on Boxing Day has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
Jake and Chloe were found in their beds at their home in Castle Drive in the early hours of December 27th 2018 - shortly after Samantha Ford was involved in a car crash.
The 38 year-old admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. She will remain in a secure hospital until she's deemed fit to be moved to prison.
August 15, 2019
It's the day thousands of teenager in Kent have been waiting for - A level results are out.
For some it'll be a day to celebrate, others might have to think again about their plans for the future.
Nationally, just over a quarter achieved an A star or A - while the overall pass rate is 97.6%
August 14, 2019
Rail commuters in Kent face paying more than £200 extra for an annual season ticket from January.
It's been confirmed regulated fares will be able to rise by up to 2-point-8 percent.
The increase is linked to July's rate of Retail Prices Index inflation.
August 13, 2019
Climate change has become a serious topic of conversation across the county. The majority of local councils across Kent have declared a state of climate emergency, with some pledging to be carbon neutral in just over a decade.
To discuss this we were joined by Dr Charlie Gardner, a lecturer in Conservation biology at the University of Kent.