Podcast: Sheppey woman fined £200 after seagull ate her chips

A Queenborough mum has been slapped with a £200 fine for littering after seagulls ate a few McDonald’s chips she accidentally dropped on the floor.

She’d been tucking into her quarter-pounder meal next to a seaside Tesco when an environment warden “hidden between the cars” approached her.

Also in today’s podcast, a Kent MP has revealed he had to have his arms and legs amputated following a devastating battle with sepsis.

Speaking publicly for the first time about the “extreme surgery”, South Thanet Conservative Craig Mackinlay has told how doctors were forced to operate because of the effects of the life-threatening condition.

You can hear from the leader of KCC over fears Kent is becoming too reliant on Operation Brock – with the contraflow system is due to come into force again. 

It’s designed to queue lorries if there are delays at Dover and Folkestone – and is often used during the school holidays.

A court has heard a drunken father-of-two racially abused a man and threatened and terrorised a barmaid after downing beers with his football team.

He’d been out for a Christmas meal with his mates when he started to become rowdy at the bar in Bearsted. 

And, eye-catching plans have been unveiled to transform a long-abandoned seafront concert hall into an 89-bed hotel.

The multi-million-pound scheme is being promoted for the West Cliff Hall in Ramsgate, which has stood derelict for almost 20 years.