Podcast: People living near Canterbury’s Dane John Gardens vow to improve its reputation

People living near a crime-hit park in Canterbury have been telling the podcast how they would never move and are determined to change its reputation.

Dane John Gardens has been blighted by crime in recent years but residents say, with the help of the council, they want to improve the area . Reporter James Pallant has been speaking to residents.

Also in today’s podcast, figures out today show the cost of food and non-alcoholic drinks are going up faster than at any point in the last 45 years.

And it’s not just households struggling with the rising cost of living – we’ve been hearing how one Medway charity has been affected.

It’s emerged a dog that died in a fire at a flat in Sheerness managed to save his owner – but then couldn’t escape the flames.

The blaze broke out at a property on the High Street on Monday.

The MP for Canterbury has used Prime Minister’s Questions to raise concerns about the safety of women in hospitals.

Hear the exchange between Rosie Duffield and Rishi Sunak.

A Kent film-maker has revealed how the county inspired him to create his new dystopian blockbuster.

Ben Pullen says his movie, Last Sentinel, was inspired by Maunsell Forts, off Herne Bay.

Harry Styles and his Kent writing partner have been nominated for three prestigious awards – find out what they are.

And in sport, it was a very eventful evening at Priestfield as Gillingham secured their future in League Two while opposition Leyton Orient were promoted – plus there was a power cut just to add to the drama.

Hear from Gills manager Neil Harris.