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Podcast: Dad dies after Maidstone pub attack

In today’s podcast, a man from Chatham has died in hospital after being attacked outside a pub in Maidstone town centre.

Andrew Looseley was fighting for his life at King’s College Hospital for five days after being assaulted outside the Hare and Hounds pub.


Also today, a Medway man who’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer has told the KentOnline Podcast he initially thought the tumour was an insect bite.

Andy Bird booked a doctors’ appointment last August – but it was delayed after he caught Covid.


Hundreds of children have been collecting their GCSE results across Kent.

Karen Bennett is Head Teacher of the Will Adams Academy in Medway and says she’s really proud of her students. We speak to her on today’s episode.


A shop owner says she has no choice but to leave Ashford town centre, as it’s become unsustainable.

Jane Watts, who runs Jane’s Boutique in the Park Mall, says just 5% of their business now comes from face-to-face customers.


And, hear about the Kent businesses which have won National Curry Awards.