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Podcast: Homeless man suffers serious burns after being ’set on fire’ as he slept in Canterbury

A homeless man has suffered serious burns after reportedly being set on fire while he slept in a tent in Canterbury.

It happened on land behind a leisure centre.

Hear from our reporter Gerry Warren who’s been at the scene.

Also in today’s podcast, it’s feared Thanet will be one of the worst affected places in the country when energy prices rocket this autumn.

The most recent figures, seen by the KentOnline Podcast, show 1 in 8 households there is already in fuel poverty – the previous year it was 1 in 10.

Hear from councillor Rob Yates who represents Margate central ward.

A caravan’s been destroyed in an explosion at a holiday park on Sheppey.

Fire crews were called to the Shurland Dale site in Eastchurch last night.

A Maidstone mum’s trying to raise money to get her daughter an assistance dog so she can go to college.

16-year-old Ellie Bourner was diagnosed with Tourette’s a few years ago, and her family got a dog to help with therapy and alert her when a tic attack is coming on.

The famous Knife Angel sculpture is returning to Kent.

It’s made from over 100,000 blades seized by police and was previously on display at Rochester Cathedral in 2019.

Barbie’s launching a doll with hearing aids, following a campaign by Kent Strictly champion Rose Ayling-Ellis.

The actress from Hythe became the first deaf contestant to win the dancing show last year.

And in sport, Gillingham welcome Harrogate to Priestfield for the first time tonight.