Podcast: Larkfield mother missed news of daughter’s death after phone was disconnected

A mother from Larkfield ended up being the last to know her daughter had died after her landline was mistakenly disconnected.

Sheila Plank from Martin Square had first reported the problem to BT in January. Over the next six weeks the 88-year-old still wasn’t able to make or receive any calls.

Sheila’s other daughter Sharon has spoken to the podcast and is demanding an apology.

Also in today’s episode, staff at branches of The Body Shop in Kent are facing uncertainty after the UK arm went into administration.

There are eight stores in the county which will continue trading for now. We’ve been getting reaction from Tudor Price who is the chief executive of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.

A Medway man says large companies should be doing more to prevent cyber attacks after Southern Water confirmed it’s been targeted.

The company serves thousands of households across Kent and reported suspicious activity on its IT system last month. Andy Keates from Cliffe received an email to say his data could have been breached.

A rower who’s competed at a national level has taken over coaching at a Kent club, and says he wants to put them back on the map.

Medway Towns Rowing Club is based on the Esplanade in Rochester but currently doesn’t have any racing members.

And in football, a last minute equaliser denied Gillingham all three points against Swindon last night.

The home side came from a goal down at Priestfield to lead 2-1 before the visitors scored near the end of added time. We’ve got reaction from Gills head coach Stephen Clemence.