Podcast: Rat infestation found at Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital kitchen by food hygiene inspectors

A rat infestation has been discovered in a hospital kitchen that serves 1,500 meals to patients each day.

Food hygiene inspectors discovered the rodent problem when they visited the kitchen at the William Harvey in Ashford back in October.

Also in today’s podcast, the man leading the inquiry into the crimes of David Fuller has said if more checks had been in place at a hospital trust in Kent, he could have been stopped sooner.

Fuller abused bodies in mortuaries at the Kent and Sussex and Tunbridge Wells hospitals over a 15 year period.

His crimes involved around 100 women and girls aged between 9 and 100. Hear from Sir Jonathan Michael who’s leading the inquiry.

Staff at a school on Sheppey have gone on strike for a second time over safety fears.

They’re calling for changes to the exclusion policy at the Oasis Academy to deal with violence and abuse from pupils.

Bosses in Kent are supporting campaigners to reduce the stigma around domestic abuse.

Kent County Council has joined the End Domestic Abuse initiative which aims to give people the knowledge and tools to reach out for help if they need it. Hear from a survivor who has been sharing her story.

Kent farmers are being urged to remain vigilant for blue tongue virus after five cows in the county were diagnosed with it.

Blue tongue can’t be spread to humans and it doesn’t effect food safety – but can be fatal to cows and sheep.

In sport, Gillingham will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing defeat over the weekend when they’re back in League 2 action tonight.

They lost 3-1 at Tranmere Rovers and tonight, take on AFC Wimbledon under the floodlights at Priestfield.