Podcast: Broadstairs man, 23, took his own life just days after being deemed ‘low-risk’ by nurses at Margate’s QEQM hospital

A coroner has highlighted missed opportunities in the care of a 23-year-old man from Broadstairs, who took his own life days after being deemed “low risk” by hospital nurses.

An inquest has been held following the death of Gabriel Farmer.

Also in today’s podcast, there are calls for tonnes of illegal waste to be cleared from woodland near Ashford before the summer.

Access to the site in Hoad’s Wood has now been closed off but mountains of rubbish are already causing a nasty smell and water pollution. Reporter Oliver Leonard has been speaking to the  leader of the Rescue Hoad’s Wood campaign.

Bosses in Medway say they won’t back down until they receive proper pothole funding.

They sent a letter to the roads minister saying an extra £50 million was needed to fix more than 2,000 issues. We’ve got reaction from council leader Vince Maple to the reply they received.

Roads bosses have confirmed when the highly-anticipated Stockbury flyover will open.

The £92 million project is hoped to make journeys easier and safer for people travelling on the A249 between Maidstone, Sittingbourne and Sheppey.

Parents of children attending an SEND school in Medway say they’ve been left in the lurch, as bosses say they can no longer attend due to health and safety concerns.

Families were sent a letter saying the placement of students at VTC Independent School in Sittingbourne has ceased with immediate effect.

And in sport, Gillingham‘s chances of promotion this season are over.

They were beaten 2-1 at already promoted Mansfield Town at the weekend. We’ve got reaction from head coach Stephen Clemence and goal scorer Tim Dieng.