Podcast: Sheppey dad given just months to live after severe headaches lead to brain tumour diagnosis

A Sheppey dad has been told he may only have 15 months to live after suffering from severe headaches.

Rick Smith started feeling unwell in February – now a CT scan has revealed a brain tumour. Friends and family have started fundraising in the hope he can have private treatment.

Also in today’s podcast, a meeting’s being held later to look at what can be done to rescue woodland near Ashford that’s been targeted by illegal dumping.

Lorry-loads of rubbish has been left in Hoads Wood over a three year period. Hear from  the Kent Wildlife Trust who are calling for action.

Yvette Cooper’s been telling the KentOnline Podcast what she thinks a Labour government would mean for Medway.

The Shadow Home Secretary’s been in the Towns to visit a mental health project in Gillingham and has been speaking to local democracy reporter Robert Boddy.

There’s good news for Folkestone – it’s been named the best place to live in the south east.

The Sunday Times guide is based on things like house prices, schools and air quality – as well as transport links, broadband speed and green spaces. We’ve been getting reaction from the town’s Mayor.

This weekend marks exactly 25 years since the opening of Bluewater Shopping Centre.

A special ceremony is going to be held to celebrate the 93 employees who have been there since the very beginning – we’ve been speaking to one of them.

And, in sport, Gillingham will be hoping for their first win in four games when they host Grimsby Town this weekend.

The Gills lost 2-0 at AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday. We’ve been catching up with head coach Stephen Clemence.