Podcast: Ashford woman injured in dog attack slams judge’s decision not to have pet put down

An Ashford woman has spoken out about the moment she was seriously injured in a dog attack.

Fay Hagger suffered a fractured elbow and needed stitches after being bitten and dragged to the ground in Kennington in June last year.

She’s now slammed a decision by the courts not to put the Rottweiler-cross breed down and has been chatting to reporter Chantal Weller.

After it was revealed the number of community wardens in Kent is set to be cut – one village has taken matters into their own hands.

The county council are to scale back the project by as much as 40% to save £1 million.

But, that’s led to concerns some areas could see a rise in antisocial  behaviour if patrols are no longer happening. Our local democracy reporter has been to Headcorn to find out what’s happening there.

An independent garden centre in Strood could be closed and replaced with housing.

Plans have been submitted to Medway Council to develop the site of Dillywood Garden Centre off the A289 in Higham. 

Meantime, plans have been unveiled for more than 350 flats and commercial space in Chatham town centre.

Developers want to convert the former Go Outdoors building and HomePlus Furniture store.

The boss of a charity-based gym in Canterbury is urging young people to get off TikTok and get fit.

Oli Nonis also runs a security company and is hoping to encourage more teenagers to take up boxing. Our reporter James Pallant joined him in the ring.

In sport, we’ve got news on a campaign that’s running on the website to try and tackle bad behaviour in football – hear from Head of Sport, Matthew Panting.

And, Gillingham will be fighting to stay in the league 2 play-off places when they travel to AFC Wimbledon later.

The game follows Saturday’s draw against Tranmere Rovers at Priestfield.