Podcast: Bus cuts across Kent leave villagers in shock

People living in several villages across the county say they’re shocked as operators make more cuts to bus services.

Routes across the Folkestone and Hythe district as well as Ashford are set to stop due to a lack of demand and rising costs. 

Also in today’s podcast, children are among nine people at a birthday party who have fallen ill after playing in the River Medway

They’ve all been suffering similar symptoms after swimming at the spot in Maidstone. 

Frustrated festival goers who had tickets to a cancelled event in Gillingham say they’re still waiting for refunds. 

That’s despite being told they could have their money back when organisers changed the venue to Essex. 

A sign that welcomes people to Kent as they arrive off ferries in Dover has been labelled “shameful” after being covered with graffiti. 

Locals say the embarrassing tags have been there for more than a week. 

And in sport,  Kent’s cricketers have made it four wins in a row in the T20 Blast after beating Sussex last night.

They’re now 5th in the south group table ahead of a trip to Essex tomorrow.