Podcast: Mum received school attendance letter despite son having life saving treatment

A Gravesend mum has hit out at her son’s school after receiving a letter criticising his attendance, despite the fact he was having life saving treatment.

Louie Wilders missed most of Year 8 after being diagnosed with aplastic anaemia.

Also in today’s episode, an Ashford woman says she has been left unable to sleep because of the stress of living in a mould-ridden flat.

Barbara Hasiuk suffers from leukemia and says issues with damp at her home in Downland Court have made her poor health even worse.

As Rishi Sunak gives a speech to try and win over voters, we have been taking a look at how a general election could play out in Kent.

A polling analyst has been on the Kent Politics Podcast following a poor set of results for the Conservatives in local council ballots.

As we mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, KentOnline has been finding out how a barber shop in Medway is helping men get the support they need.

No Bad Days on St Mary’s Island was set up by Jake Cox as a safe place for people to talk about their emotions.

An 11-year-old girl from Sittingbourne has had life-saving surgery after being diagnosed with a rare bone cancer.

Ivie Adams was about to start her first year at Highsted Grammar School when she started experiencing symptoms.

And, bosses say they are hoping to make a six-screen cinema the “epicentre” of Ashford.

The former Picturehouse site at Elwick Place is now being run by the council and The Big Picture Limited.