Podcast: Residents of Sheppey village say nightmare diversions are causing traffic chaos

Villagers on Sheppey say their mile-long pop to the shop takes as long as an hour due to ongoing gas works. 

Chalet owners in Eastchurch have reported “nightmare” congestion after traffic was diverted down a narrow country lane. 

Also in today’s podcast, hear from a  Kent GP who has criticised the government for blaming NHS waiting lists on industrial action.

The Health Foundation’s warning the number of people waiting for treatment could rise to 8 million by next summer.

Thousands of pounds have been raised for a primary school after a “heartbreaking” fire  in Sittingbourne. 

Four fire engines and a crane were called to Rodersham Primary School after flames ripped through the building last night. 

Two women have appeared in court accused of hurling abuse at pupils outside a school in Thanet. 

A teacher had to intervene when the pair confronted children they suspected of bullying. 

And, new plans have been unveiled to transform a long-running golf course into a lakeside holiday destination. 

A collection chalets, a children’s play park and a boating lake could be created on land currently used by Hythe Golf Club.