Podcast: Kent councillor Simon Webb resigns from SEND Sub-committee following controversial comments

A Kent councillor has resigned from a committee over comments he made about parents of children with special educational needs.

Simon Webb caused outrage when he suggested it was the ‘in thing’ for mums and dads to request an Educational Health Care Plan. Hear what’s happened at the most recent SEND Sub-Committee.

Also in today’s podcast, business owners in Ashford are calling for more to be done to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

Reporter Liane Castle has been investigating this story and joins us on the podcast to explain more.

A Maidstone man who started a petition calling for change to how OFGEM regulates their price cap – has taken the signatures to Downing Street.

Richard Winstone says while thousands of people across the county are struggling to make ends meet, energy companies are making record profits.

The mother of a young Kent woman who took her own life at university says she’ll continue fighting for a statutory duty of care for students.

Phoebe Grime from Cranbrook died while staying at halls in Newcastle two years ago. Hear from her mum Hilary following a debate in parliament.

Wildlife bosses have been given permission to build bridges so a herd of Bison can explore more woodland in part of Kent.

It’s almost a year since the animals first moved into their new home at West Blean and Thornden Woods near Canterbury as part of wilding project. We’ve been getting an update from Kent Wildlife Trust.

And in showbiz news, Tim Minchin’s coming to Kent for a one-off show.

The man behind Matilda the Musical will be at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury later this month.