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Podcast: Couple say buying a new-build house in Herne Bay has turned into a disaster

A couple who used their life-savings for a deposit on a new-build house in Herne Bay say it’s turning out to be a ‘disaster’.

Alex and Dorina Marcu moved into the £350,000 property last summer but within a week, had documented dozens of problems. Hear from Alex and we have a statement from the developers.

Also in today’s podcast, a couple have been charged with murder following the death of a child in Gravesend.

The two-year-old girl passed away in hospital in May 2020.

Orlando Bloom’s praised the strength of the Ukrainian people during a visit to the war-torn country.

The Canterbury actor is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has met with President Zelensky.

The owner of a Medway company says he’s no longer going to pitch for business in London, because of the cost of paying the Ultra Low Emission Zone charge.

Lee Murthwaite provides sound equipment for events but has to pay every time he drives into the capital because he has an older vehicle. He’s been speaking to our colleagues from KMTV.

A Medway mum says she hopes to transform a pub into a community hub to tackle loneliness and isolation.

Jane Brownlow is transforming the Princes Park pub in Chatham after managing to raise enough money to buy the lease.

And, Tracey Emin has announced she wants to buy an old bathing house on Margate beach and turn it into a facility for swimmers and surfers.

Hear what she had to say to a crowd that had gathered for the official opening of her new studios in the town.