Podcast: Aylesford restaurant boss battling cancer promises to pay staff

Restaurant owners who have been criticised for not paying staff on time have apologised and said they are doing everything they can to fix things.

The business in Aylesford closed last month and several employees have claimed they are owed thousands of pounds in wages, dating back to December.

Also in today’s podcast, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the Rwanda asylum bill is “leading the nation down a damaging path”.

The policy has cleared its first major hurdle in the House of Lords, but Justin Welby has accused the Government of outsourcing the country’s “legal and moral responsibilities”,  and says he might try to block it. 

Residents in Hythe have issued a warning over a former Aldi that is “falling apart” and posing a “danger” to passers-by.

They’re calling for urgent repairs to be made to the site as soon as possible, as it is “an accident waiting to happen”.

Tenants living in the last remaining part of a Napoleonic barracks face eviction after it was revealed repairs could cost more than £1.2 million.

Residents say Grade II-listed Hay House has been neglected by council bosses for years, left covered in cracks and riddled with asbestos.

And,  hear from one of the new operators of Gravesend Borough Market who has big plans to draw in street food vendors, bars, games and entertainment. 

Beer and Feast hope  to create a “foodies’ paradise” when it takes over next month.