Podcast: Anchorage House in Chatham to be used to house families from London

More than 80 families from London are set to be moved into an 11-storey former office block in Chatham.

A private housing association has confirmed tenants could arrive at Anchorage House on the High Street at the start of next week. We’ve got reaction from Neil Charlick who founded Gillingham Street Angels and works with people facing poverty in Medway.

Also in today’s podcast, we’ve got an update now on a story we brought you earlier in the week about the Orchard theatre in Dartford.

It’s going to have to close for about a year so £7 million of repairs can be carried out after potentially dangerous concrete was found in the roof. However, it’s now been revealed the Christmas pantomime will go ahead. 

We also hear today from the dad of a little girl from Tonbridge who was born with a rare genetic condition – and even doctors don’t know how she’ll develop as she grows up.

April Ells was diagnosed with a chromosomal disorder when she was just a few days old. Her dad Chris tells us more.

Cheryl Baker has revealed how an experience when she gave birth inspired her to support a Medway baby loss Charity.

The singer was contacted by David and Jo Ward after they set up Abigail’s Footsteps in memory of their daughter who was stillborn in 2009. She’s been speaking in the final episode of a podcast launched to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

And in sport, hear from striker Tom Nichols and caretaker manager Keith Millen ahead of Gillingham’s game this weekend.

The side are travelling to take on Walsall in League Two.