Podcast: Four Kent restaurants owned by the same company set to close this week

It’s been confirmed four Kent restaurants owned by the same company will be closing.

They’re all owned by Whitbread, which is also the owner of Premier Inn, which earlier this year confirmed plans to convert 112 of its low-performing restaurants into hotel facilities and to sell 126 of its branded restaurants.

Also in today’s podcast, a woman has now been charged with murder after a 25-year-old man was stabbed.

Police were called to Harrietsham yesterday afternoon but the victim later died in hospital. 

School children have been stuck on a bus home for hours during traffic “madness” that brought drivers to a standstill in Sittingbourne.

Pupils arrived home at 7.50pm on Monday, despite being picked up at 4.30pm.

A cruel dog owner hacked out their pet’s identification microchip before dumping the animal to wander the streets wounded.

The injured young lurcher was found in Ashford with an ugly gash to its back and taken in by the dog warden.

And there are fears a new McDonald’s planned for Dover would spill over onto a former graveyard where there are still burials.  

Fast food bosses are calling on the public to support their proposal for a new restaurant next to church ruins.