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Podcast: Cause of enormous harbour blaze finally revealed

In today’s podcast, it’s emerged a major blaze that destroyed a business on a Kent harbour had been caused by contractors working for Canterbury city council.

The Crab and Winkle Restaurant and Whitstable Fish Market were destroyed in May after the fire broke out in the neighbouring cockle shed. We speak to the co-owner of the restaurant and fish market.


Also today, it’s feared there could be a severe shortage of midwives in Kent as a training course has been suspended.

Dozens of people have suddenly been told they can’t study midwifery at Canterbury Christ Church University. The regulator’s stepped in following concerns about students being left unsupervised with patients.


A foodbank in Margate has been left considering whether to close, after being broken into for the third time in twelve months.

Shopkeepers at MiCommunity in Duke Street found someone had made off with £1,000 worth of stock on Tuesday.


And, the KentOnline Podcast has been told it’s more important than ever to protect the Swanscombe peninsula.


It’s after one of the UK’s rarest bumble bees was spotted at the site. We caught up with Jamie Robins from Conservation charity Bug Life.