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Podcast: Dad from Walmer, Deal still unconscious in hospital nine days after falling down stairs

A dad-of-five is still unconscious in hospital nine days after falling down the stairs at his home in Walmer near Deal.

Simon Norton was taken to Ashford’s William Harvey hospital after being discovered by his wife.

Hear from reporter Liane Castle who has been speaking to Katie about what happened.

Also in today’s podcast, a Tunbridge Wells mum says she’s completely changed her Christmas plans because she can’t guarantee having any running water.

Supplies in the west of the county have been disrupted for the past week – hear from Grace Ockwell and find out what South East Water have had to say.

Train drivers at 15 rail companies, including Southeastern, are to stage another strike early in the New Year. 

Members of the Aslef union are to walk out on January, 5 in a row over pay. 

With families due to spend more time together over Christmas, those in Ashford are being told where to turn if there’s a dispute.

Tensions within families and between neighbours and groups of young people have increased in recent years.

We’ve been speaking to David Jonker from Ashford Mediation Service which is launching the next phase of their Keep Ashford Talking programme.

The owner of a tea rooms on Sheppey has been told to remove tables he’s put up outside to display Christmas decorations.

Swale council say Stephen Jackson doesn’t have a licence to have a seating area on the pavement.

And, Gillingham face Wolves in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup tonight.

The Gills will be hoping to cause another upset, after beating fellow Premier League side Brentford in the last round.