Podcast: Landlady offers rental property to Whitstable families only and rejects turning it into a holiday let

A landlady in Whitstable has been praised for offering a home to local families only.

Tish Neaves turned down the chance to turn it into a holiday let, and says there’s been a lot of interest in the three-bedroom property.

It follows concerns about the number of houses being rented out on Airbnb, with some residents calling for more regulation.

Also in today’s podcast, the family of a Medway man who’s been missing for more than two weeks say they won’t give up searching.

22-year-old Liam Graham was last seen on Stoke Road in Hoo in the early hours of July 22 – hear from his sister Holly.

It’s understood asylum seekers who refuse to move onto a barge off the Dorset coast, could have their government support cancelled.

The vessel is being used to house those who’ve crossed the Channel to Kent in small boats while their applications are being processed.

Around 100 young people from Kent who’re at the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea have been moved to safety.

They’re now staying in hotels with the rest of the UK contingent because of extremely high temperatures. A tropical storm is also heading to the region.

A Kent foodbank say they need donations now more than ever.

A rise in interest rates announced last week is likely to make a lot of people’s mortgages more expensive, putting a squeeze on household budgets. Hear from Peter Taylor-Gooby from Canterbury Foodbank.

And in sport, Gillingham play their first home game of the new season tonight.

They’re in EFL Cup action against Championship side Southampton.