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Podcast: Huge Saga headquarters in Kent to close

Saga has announced it’s going to close its headquarters in Kent.

The over-50s travel and insurance firm has a large base in Sandgate near Folkestone.

Reporter Rhys Griffiths explains why the decision has been made and the reaction to it.

Also in today’s podcast, a Medway man has been jailed for 12 years for his part in a knifepoint robbery at the home of Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish.

Expensive watches were taken from the property in Essex in November 2021.

A Kent mum whose baby was stillborn at just 20 weeks has told the podcast how she would have had a breakdown, if it hadn’t been for the support from a Kent charity.

A scan last November revealed baby Brynn had passed away and she was born at Medway Maritime.

Cheryl Griffiths was able to spend time with her baby in the hospital’s bereavement suite funded by Abigail’s Footsteps.

It’s Internet Safety Day and a new programme is going to be running in Kent to make sure children have healthy relationships online.

Workshops will be put on in schools to teach pupils how to spot things like coercive behaviour, bullying or harassment.

A Medway toddler has rung a bell to mark the end of his cancer treatment that started just weeks after he was born.

Tadhg Mealey from Wigmore had a small lump under his left eye which doubled in size within days.

And, as the cost of living crisis continues, the owner of shop in Herne Bay has decided to give everything away for free.

Maya’s Free Shop has donated clothes, handbags, pillows, candles and even paintings that have all been made available for no charge at all.