Podcast: “Distracted” mum caused fatal crash on A20 in Charing after trying to make a call while driving

A woman from Charing is facing prison after being found guilty of causing the death of another woman while using her phone behind the wheel.

Emma Farrelly was trying to make a call to her dad when she hit a car, killing the passenger.

Also in today’s episode, East Kent Hospital Trust has been told it must take immediate action to make improvements, following an inspection..

The Care Quality Commission found failings with medical care and children and young people services at both the William Harvey in Ashford and Margate’s QEQM.

Part of a road has collapsed in Maidstone after a large sinkhole opened up.

The area at the junction between Gatland Lane and Farleigh Lane has been fenced off while repairs are carried out.

Pregnant women in Kent are being encouraged to come forward for a whooping cough jab amid a sharp rise in cases.

More than 700 people are thought to have been infected across England and Wales between July and November.

We are being warned to get our train travel arrangements in place ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Network bosses say there will be plenty of services in and out of Kent in the lead up to the big day, but there will be trackwork this weekend for people heading into London.

And in football, Gillingham’s under 18s are through to the next round of the FA Youth Cup .

A penalty in injury time last night secured their 2-1 win over Oxford.