Podcast: Rescue mission in the Channel to save 84 people, including six-month-old-baby, from the sea

A major rescue mission has been launched in the English Channel as 84 people – including a six-month-old baby and two other children – ended up in the water.

British and French vessels took part in the operation halfway between Calais and Dover.

Also in today’s podcast, you can hear from a Whitstable veteran as we mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The military operation was a decisive turning point in the Second World War which saw thousands of Allied troops launch the invasion of Normandy.

We’re being warned ongoing road works will cause chaos for motorists and bus routes when the Kingsferry Bridge shuts this weekend. 

Urgent repairs are being made to the bridge but the disruption will be made worse by the ongoing works at the Grovehurst roundabout junction.

It’s been revealed a debt-ridden university, branded “a hellish nightmare” to work for, is set to make further redundancies.

University of Kent bosses last week warned employees it was launching a voluntary severance scheme.

And a disused golf course in Kent could become home to a new community sports hub and 100 homes.

If approved, the project would see would see Larkfield and New Hythe FC relocate to a new purpose-built community facility.