Podcast: Mum invites Rishi Sunak to help look after her mentally ill teenager

A Gravesend mum has issued an invitation to Rishi Sunak, saying he should come to her home and help give mental health support to her struggling 18-year-old.

It comes after the Prime Minister said he wants to tackle what he described as the UK’s “sicknote culture” and strip GPs of their power to sign people off work.

Also in today’s episode, a child is thought to be among five people who have died while trying to cross the Channel.

A huge emergency response was reporter just hours after the government’s controversial Rwanda Bill was passed in Parliament.

There are calls for something to be done to address health inequality in Medway.

New data shows the life expectancy of the average male living in Chatham is 73, but at the other end of the 151 bus route in Cuxton it’s 83.

A bid to allow retirees to stay in their park homes all year round has been refused, despite claims its residents were ‘victims of some serious misselling’.

Occupants of Beverley Park on the Isle of Sheppey say they bought the properties on the understanding they could live there on a permanent basis.

And in football, the Ebbsfleet boss has been speaking about the side avoiding relegation from the National League.

Danny Searle described Saturday’s goalless draw at Boreham Wood as the best day of his career.