Podcast: Heat, thunderstorm and no swim warnings for Kent ahead of hottest weekend of the year

There’s a heat health alert in force for Kent this weekend as we are set to get our first real blast of summer.

Forecasters say temperatures could reach around 30c but there are also concerns that could lead to thunderstorms in the north of the county.

Also in today’s podcast, the issue of a Kent teenager who relies on medicinal cannabis to control a severe form of epilepsy has been raised in the house of Commons.

Teagan Appleby from Aylesham used to suffer hundreds of seizures a day, but her condition has been significantly improved by the drug. However, the private doctor who prescribes it is due to retire.

An historic building on the Isle of Sheppey has been brought back to life thanks to an incredible restoration programme.

The Dockyard Church in Sheerness has been derelict for the past 20 years and also suffered a devastating fire. It has now been transformed into a space for start-up companies.

Kent’s biggest Pride event takes place in Canterbury this weekend.

For the first time, it’ll be happening over two days rather than one and marks 50 years since the first ever Pride in Kent. Hear from one of the organisers and RuPaul Drag Race UK star Choriza May.

And in sport, Kent will be desperate to end their poor run of form in the T20 Blast later.

The Spitfires welcome Hampshire Hawkes to Canterbury tonight.