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Podcast: Soft play at Ashford’s Stour Centre branded ’filthy’ and ’disgusting’

Parents have criticised a soft place facility – branding it ‘filthy’ and ‘disgusting’.
Pictures of the venue at Ashford’s Stour Centre were posted online and attracted dozens of comments.

Bosses who run the site say it was due to staff sickness over the weekend – hear their statement in full.
Also in today’s podcast, more details have emerged about how a boy died at a funfair in Dover.
14-year-old Mackenzie Croxford-Cook was discovered at the site within Pencester Gardens last August.
There’s due to be significant disruption tomorrow as teachers across Kent go on strike.
Members of the National Education Union are walking out in a dispute over pay. We’ve been speaking to one teacher on the impact wages are having.
Meantime, firefighters in Kent could announce strike dates as early as next week.
They voted yesterday to walk out. The amount they are paid is also the issue. We’ve been speaking to Joe Weir who is from the Fire Brigades Union in the south east.
There are calls for a 20mph speed limit along a busy road in Margate where one resident has had three cars written off.
The most recent crash on Dane Valley Road left two men in a serious condition.
A Kent theatre is at risk of closure after seeing audience numbers fall by around 60% compared to before Covid.
Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells needs to raise £100,000 – hear from the executive director.
And in sport, Maidstone Lioness Alessia Russo could soon become the most expensive female footballer in the world.
It’s understood Arsenal are thinking of putting in another record bid for the 23 year-old to move from Manchester United.