Podcast: Shock as building’s new owners kick out Ashford nursery

Staff at a nursery which has been open inside a recreation centre since 1996 say they have been told to “leave immediately” by new owners.

Bosses at centre in Ashford have told the KentOnline Podcast they were informed via the new owner’s solicitors that they need to leave.

Also in today’s podcast, you can hear from the RSPCA following a spate of attacks on wildlife in Kent by people using catapults. 

Ducks and pigeons are among the animals that have been targeted in the county – with fears it’s being made popular by videos on social media. 

A Kent based charity says the record number of people crossing the Channel this week is proof the Rwanda scheme won’t work. 

More than 700 people made the journey on Wednesday – that’s the highest daily total so far this year.

One of Canterbury’s ugliest buildings could be turned into flats – with a plush rooftop penthouse boasting panoramic views.

The fading five-storey building in Lower Bridge Street along the city’s ring-road dated back to the 1960s. 

And a disheartened Canterbury bistro boss has mounted an extraordinary fightback – by rolling out a ban on laptops

He says the “tough decision” was well received, with many punters preferring to socialise rather than spending time on the screen.