Podcast: Canterbury house party leads to calls for students to be more respectful of their neighbours

People living in part of Canterbury say students need to be more respectful of their neighbours after hundreds turned up to an end of term party.

Residents of Kemsing Gardens were even sent letters by the organisers warning the gathering could lead to damage and vandalism. Hear from someone who lives there and the response from police and one of the city’s universities.

Also in today’s podcast, junior doctors in Kent are back out on strike.

They’ve walking out for 72 hours from in a dispute over pay and say they’re in ‘despair’ the government hasn’t listened to concerns.

New figures show the RNLI were called out nearly 300 times last year to rescue asylum seekers in the Channel.

That’s around 3% of the total number of lifeboat launches in 2022. Hear from a member of the crew from Dungeness.

A Medway business is calling for more government and local support as our high streets continue to struggle during the cost of living crisis.

Recent stats show the high street recorded negative sales for the first time in more than two years. We’ve been speaking to Danny Slingsby who runs Our Little Cherubs toyshop in Rochester.

Fourteen pharmacies in Kent have closed after bosses at LloydsPharmacy decided to withdraw from supermarkets.

The closures were due to happen gradually throughout the year, but in January the date was brought forward.

And, Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury is celebrating the birth of its 150th baby gorilla.

The young male named Kumbi has spent the past few months bonding with his family and can be seen by visitors in their enclosure.