Podcast: Multi-millionaire defends transformation of Folkestone town centre amid criticism over luxury flats

The man who has spend millions of pounds transforming Folkestone town centre over the past 20 years insists he is not trying to “gentrify” the area.

Sir Roger De Haan has been defending a decision to build luxury flats on the seafront, insisting it will bring investment in.

Also in today’s podcast, the Prime Minister has been in Dartford to try and reassure people worried about mortgage payments.

Interest rates have been increased to 5% as part of efforts to tackle high inflation, but there are concerns it will put more pressure on family finances.

Hear from the boss of Southeastern about their pay dispute with unions as more rail strikes have been announced for next month.

We also have details of another walkout by junior doctors which is likely to cause disruption to health services in Kent.

A new eco-surface has been installed around trees in Canterbury to stop the roots pushing through the pavement.

It is part of a £1 million city centre revamp, but some people have criticised its appearance.

And after fixture lists were announced yesterday, the Gillingham manager has been telling us about preparations for the new season.

Neil Harris say it will be a tough start against Stockport County and is hoping to boost the squad by signing some more players.