Podcast: Calls for Kent county councillors to be sacked over comments on SEN children

There are calls for a Kent councillor to be sacked after suggesting it’s the ‘in’ thing to have a child with special educational needs.

The comments were made during a committee meeting at County Hall in Maidstone. Hear what was said and what the reaction has been from parents.

Also in today’s podcast, there are concerns the UK’s on the brink of a public health crisis with parents stealing baby formula to keep their children fed.

Figures from First Steps Nutrition show the cost of the cheapest brand has risen by 45 percent in the past two years. We’ve been getting reaction from Gillingham Street Angels founder Neil Charlick who runs a food bank.

Medway’s Dr Ranj has been telling us how being active and spending time outside can help boost our mental health.

He’s been speaking as part of mental health awareness week which this year is focussing on anxiety.

People living in a Kent town fear the landscape could be changed forever if plans for the latest stage of a multi-million pound seafront development go ahead.

A huge block of flats could be built on the car park at Folkstone harbour arm – as well as parking spaces, it’s feared sea views would also be lost. We’ve been speaking to residents to find out what they think.

Fundraising’s under way to try and buy a defibrillator for a preschool in Maidstone.

Bosses at Tiny Treasures in Tovil have been telling the podcast how it could be used by the whole community.

And, the Marvel and DC Comic-Con’s returning to Kent this weekend.

Thousands of people are expected to turn up to the event at Quex Park in Birchington on Sunday.