Podcast: Owners of funfair move on to green belt near M25 due to “overcrowded” Traveller sites

A family of Show People say they have no choice but to continue living on green belt land as they cannot find space on the county’s “overcrowded” Traveller sites.

They’ve applied to change the use of land near the M25 to create permanent quarters for the 25 adults and 12 children to pitch on.

Also in today’s podcast, the University of Kent has confirmed six courses are set to be cut, following a consultation.

Undergraduates at the campuses in Canterbury and Chatham who will see the subjects “phased out” over the next years say they are devastated. 

A court has heard how a cowardly thug dragged his girlfriend along Herne Bay pier and threatened to throw her into the sea during a campaign of controlling abuse.

He subjected his partner to coercion and sometimes violence, which culminated in the harrowing ordeal on the town’s landmark, during which he asked her: “Can you swim?”

Fears of “traffic Armageddon” have been sparked by plans to build a 300-home estate and huge secondary school on the outskirts of Whitstable.

Proposals are being considered for the sprawling development on land off the Old Thanet Way. 

And, hear from Gillingham boss Stephen Clemence ahead of their league 2 match with Morcambe. 

It’s another chance of the Gills to get into the play-off places but they’ve not had a win in the last four games.