Podcast: Anger as developer asks to remove affordable housing from new development in Deal

A developer has been criticised for going back on a promise to provide affordable housing in Deal.

100 properties are due be built in Cross Road and 30% were supposed to be affordable. We’ve been getting reaction from people who live nearby.

Also in the podcast, bosses in Dartford have approved plans to build more than 12 and a half thousand homes over the next 13 years.

The area’s seen a 20% population increase in recent years – partly driven by the development of a garden city at Ebbsfleet. Hear from the council leader.

A Gravesend dad with an inoperable brain tumour hopes a fundraiser will help him make memories with his children.

John Rendle received the diagnosis last year, and has undergone treatment for the condition – but is unsure just how much time he has left.

A study by the University of Kent and World Health Organisation has found underage girls are smoking, drinking and vaping more than boys. Lucy Hickmott joins the episode with the details.

A dad whose young son died in a suspected hit and run has revealed he’s opening a dessert parlour in Folkestone in his memory.

Seven-year-old William Brown had been going to retrieve a football when it happened in December. William Brown Senior has been telling us about his project.

And in sport, Maidstone United are through to the National League South play-off semi-finals. 

We’ve got reaction from manager George Elokobi.