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Podcast: Hobbycraft bring in security at Maidstone store after young people terrorise staff and customers

Security has been brought in at a Hobbycraft store in Kent after staff and customers were targeted by a group of young people.

Hear from our reporter Sean McPolin who has been speaking to staff at the shop in Maidstone.

Also in today’s podcast, hear how virtual wards are helping to reduce bed blocking at Kent’s biggest hospital.

Delays in discharging patients can often have a knock-on effect – meaning people who’ve been taken to A&E struggle to be admitted to a ward.

Now tech has been brought in to monitor patients at home, rather than keeping them at Medway Maritime. Reporter John Nurden has been speaking to a nurse there.

As another earthquake hits Turkey, we’re told about fears for the tourism economy in the country.

A Maidstone firefighter has revealed how stopping to have a conversation saved another man’s life…

Sam has spoken out as the Samaritans launch a campaign encouraging all of us to have a chat with someone if we’re worried about them.

A restaurant run by a celebrity chef in Folkestone is closing after just six months, as the cost of living crisis continues to impact businesses.

Mark Sargeant set up The Brasserie MS last August, but says “tough trading conditions” mean they can no longer operate. Louis Walker has the details.

And find out which part of Kent has been named the dog waste capital of the county.