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Podcast – Aldi apologises to woman accused of shoplifting from Gillingham store

A Medway mum’s received an apology from Aldi after being branded a shoplifter.

She was approached by staff at the store in Gillingham and accused of stealing goods.

Hear what happened when she contacted the company’s chief executive.

Also in today’s podcast, tests on CBD products by scientists in Kent have found most contain illegal substances.

It’s taken by some people to manage pain or anxiety, but it’s feared people don’t always know what they’re consuming.

The head of the laboratory that carried out the research is on to tell us more.

A leading charity supporting former service personnel in Kent say an increasing number are struggling with the rising cost of living.

Help for Heroes has had to increase how much money is available for veterans so they can afford to pay energy and food bills.

Elsewhere, the boss of a Kent foodbank says he’s had to expand into providing school uniform as parents struggle to afford it because of the cost of living crisis.

It’s estimated families spend around £300 a year on uniforms including shoes and a bag.

Environmental campaigners are worried reopening Manston Airport will create more pollution for people living in Thanet.

This is an update on Friday’s news that the owners have been given permission to turn it into a cargo hub.

We’re told homes and businesses along a stretch of coastline in Kent could be allowed to flood in future.

Documents say part of the shoreline at Seasalter near Whitstable could be taken by the sea when maintenance of the current defences there ends in 2055.

And in sport, we’ve been getting reaction to Gillingham’s 0-0 draw with Walsall at the weekend.

It’s left them struggling towards the bottom of the league two table.