Podcast: Ashford dad who drank two bottles of vodka a day saved by Kent charity

An Ashford dad who hit rock bottom after divorce and redundancy says he was drinking two bottles of vodka a day before he was saved by a Kent charity. 

He’s turned his life around and is preparing to open his own gym in Dover to help others through their struggles. 

Also in today’s podcast, residents in Gravesend are furious after they were “kept in the dark” over plans to house unaccompanied asylum seeking children in their street.

Dozens of protestors gathered outside the building yesterday – they say they fear for their safety. 

A father with multiple sclerosis says he is missing his daughter growing up after being placed in a care home 30 miles away from his family.

The 61-year-old asked for help with his living arrangements after his condition, which affects the brain and nerves, left him crawling around his home on his hands and knees.

Campaigners have hit out at plans to build more homes next to a former colliery where developers have already got permission for 165.

Some argue people in the area already have six-week waits for doctor appointments, and claim the area will be unable to cope with more development.

And a Netflix star has launched a third bid to extend his family home in Kent.

It comes as the first two attempts at getting the plans through Canterbury City Council were rejected.