Podcast: 18-year-old left with permanent brain damage after suffering stroke

A Rochester teenager has had life-saving surgery after suffering a stroke.

18-year-old Rhys Foskett had to be put in an induced coma after collapsing last month, and is now having to learn to walk and talk again.

The human rights watchdog says efforts to tackle violence by police against women and girls require “urgent improvement”.

Last week an inquiry found Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens, from Deal, should never have allowed to serve as an officer.

An independent inquiry is underway into the deaths of at least 27 people in the Channel.

They lost their lives attempting to cross from France to Kent in a small boat in November 2021.

The head of a Kent academy trust insists schools are doing everything they can to improve attendance among pupils.

Around 400,000 penalty notices for unauthorised absence were issued in England last year.

Controversial plans to bring in charges at free car parks on Sheppey have been scrapped.

Council bosses wanted to introduce payments at the Little Oyster site in Minster, as well as at the library and Park Road in Queenborough, to raise much needed revenue. 

A charity that started in Kent is now helping disadvantaged people across the country.

The Street Soccer Foundation launched eight years ago, with football being used to tackle homelessness.

Children across Kent have been dressing up for World Book Day.

McDonald’s are also giving away free Mr Men books.

It is part of efforts to get more youngsters into reading.