Podcast: Idyllic Sittingbourne village now development “dumping ground”

Residents have slammed plans for new houses in Teynham saying the once idyllic village has become a “dumping ground” for development. 

Just this year, work has started on 300 new homes with approval granted for another 380. 

Also in today’s podcast, we hear the story of a Kent dad who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer after being told his neck pain was a pulled muscle. 

The 33-year-old was given the devastating diagnosis only days after he thought he was in remission.

A mother has made a heart breaking plea for her son to come home – after he went missing from Maidstone more than two weeks ago. 

Extensive searches have been carried out for 17-year-old Russel Burrdett-Deakin.

Seven drivers have been snared in 45 minutes speeding through Faversham’s new 20-mile-per-hour zone.  

The change was brought in after a “20 is plenty” campaign.  

And in sport, Gillingham are heading north to take on Doncaster Rovers this weekend. 

Goal keeper Jake Turner talks us through how the squad are feeling ahead of the game.