Podcast: Car parking signs warning of a fine put up outside homes in Northumberland Road, Maidstone

A group of residents in Maidstone claim a parking company is trying to charge them from parking on their own land.

Half a dozen signs were put up in a private car park just off Northumberland Road by UK Car Park Management. Hear from one of the residents and what the housing association have said.

Also on today’s podcast, a Whitstable man who was infected with hepatitis and HIV as a child has spoken about how it’s affected his life.

Roger Newman is one of the victims of the worst treatment disaster in NHS history – known as the infected blood scandal.

A report following a public inquiry into the scandal is being published today.

Libraries in Kent could be forced to employ security guards following a rise in anti-social behaviour.

Data obtained by KentOnline shows a 500% increase in incidents against staff and other library users between 2020 and last year.

Dozens of people gathered at the Kent coast over the weekend to protest about sewage spills.

It was all part of a national campaign, with demonstrations taking place in Hythe and Viking Bay in Broadstairs.

We’re being urged to be on the lookout for Asian Hornets ahead of the summer season.

While they’re not a threat to humans, they do prey on pollinators which can have an impact on our food security.

There are calls for two Kent MPs to do what they can to ensure fair football governance for their local communities.

Chatham and Aylesford’s Tracey Crouch and Damian Collins from Folkestone and Hythe will be part of a committee looking at the Football Governance Bill line by line.  

And, former Chatham Town boss Scott Lindsey has led Crawley to promotion to league one.

They beat Crewe 2-0 in the League Two play-off final at Wembley yesterday.