Podcast: Driver who left biker paralysed sentenced in court

A woman who left a motorcyclist paralysed after causing a crash in Canterbury has avoided prison after being sentenced in court.

Amanda Ballard pulled out of a junction after a van flashed her to signal she could go.

Also in today’s episode, a Medway clinic has warned of the dangers of getting cosmetic surgery done abroad after some patients were left suffering in pain and with infected wounds. 

One woman in her 40s was discharged from a practice in Turkey only a day after multiple procedures, despite needing a blood transfusion.

Villagers near Folkestone are calling for an abandoned pub to be restored to its former glory.

The Lighthouse Inn, in Capel-le-Ferne, has been empty since 2019 and the building has started to visibly crumble.

One of the songs on Ed Sheeran’s new album is thought to have been inspired by part of Kent.

He’s been recording music in a converted railway carriage in Dungeness, and describes the lighthouse in his track ‘England’.

And in football, Gillingham manager Neil Harris has been giving us his thoughts on their weekend game.

They had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Mansfield Town at Priestfield.