Podcast: Campaigners angry after plans for surf lagoon and hotel at country park were given go-ahead

Controversial plans for a surfing lagoon and accommodation at a Kent country park have been given the go-ahead.

Campaigners say the development at Betteshanger will cause damage to rare plants and animals that live on the site.

Ahead of a crackdown on vehicles outside schools in Medway, a Chatham mum has hit out at not being given an exemption permit.

The School Streets scheme will ban cars from certain roads near primary schools during drop-off and pick-up times from Monday.

The parents of a seven-year-old girl who died trying to cross the Channel to Kent say people smugglers do not see them ‘as humans’.

Rula drowned when the boat she was in capsized in northern France last weekend.

Businesses on a road in Sandwich fear their trade will suffer after it suddenly had to close for emergency repairs.

A property on King Street has also been boarded up after cracks started to appear.

On international women’s day, a female student mechanic from Sheerness says she is out to prove critics wrong.

Maddy Lovett was told by some at school that only men could do the job, and she should consider cooking or beauty therapy.

And in football, Gillingham will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing mid-week defeat tomorrow.

They lost 2-0 at Barrow and dropped out of the league two play-off places.