Podcast: Deal woman feared she would die in Boxing Day attack by sister-in-law

A woman who attacked her sister-in-law at a family gathering in Deal has avoided being sent to prison.

A court was told the defendant had drunk prosecco and half a bottle of Baileys before punching and kicking her victim on Boxing Day in 2021.

Also in today’s podcast, investigations are continuing following a huge fire at a listed house near Maidstone.

At its height, 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze in Hunton after it broke out on Friday night. We’ve spoken to one of the residents.

From today, parents dropping off their children to schools in parts of Medway will face a fine if they drive on roads right outside.

It’s part of plans to improve congestion and pupil safety – we’ve been speaking to one of the headteachers at a school involved.

People living on a new build estate have told the podcast they’re prepared to fight what they say are ‘extortionate’ service charges.

Some residents of Peters Village in Wouldham say their fees have doubled. Reporter Keely Greenwood has been following this story and went along to the first meeting of the newly formed residents’ association.

A Kent woman’s urging others to know the signs of ovarian cancer after being given laxatives for her symptoms.

Louise Hutchins from Folkestone was suffering from severe bloating, constipation and struggling to eat.

She eventually went back to a walk-in centre and was sent to A&E. The 44 year-old has been sharing her story as part of ovarian cancer awareness month.

An expert believes climate change is likely to be the reason for dramatic landslides in Folkestone.

The Road of Remembrance in the town has been closed since the end of January after soil and trees crashed onto the tarmac. 

And in sport, it was a point for Gillingham at the weekend.

They came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Tranmere Rovers at Priestfield – hear reaction from head coach Stephen Clemence who thinks a decision by officials cost them the game.