Podcast: Staff at HMP Swaleside on Sheppey taken to hospital after ‘prisoners spike canteen food with Spice’

Several staff from a Kent prison have been taken to hospital after their canteen food was spiked with drugs.

Paramedics were called to HMP Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey last Thursday. Hear from  Andy Hamlin from the Criminal Justice Workers Union.

A childcare worker has described the moment a baby boy started choking on his food at an Ashford nursery.

Nine-month-old Oliver Steeper was being fed penne Bolognese by Nazia Begum when he started to gag and gasp in September 2021.

The price of a bus pass to help children get to school in Kent is set to increase by £100.

The Kent Travel Saver currently costs £450 a year but is likely to go up next term. Hear from councillors and a concerned parent.

Psychologists from the University of Kent are working on a new campaign to highlight the impact of social media on young people’s mental health.

They’ve teamed up with theatre group Portrait and local secondary school students to produce a performance called Generation FOMO – which stands for Fear Of Missing Out.

A school teacher from Benenden is taking on an incredible challenge to raise money for a Kent charity.

Nick Rendall has set himself the task of running 1,000km in 100 days in support of homelessness charity Catching Lives.

And in sport, Gillingham have announced they’re releasing eight players and making four available for transfer.

Three have also returned to their parent clubs following loan spells while new contracts have been offered to Glenn Morris and Dom Jefferies. Our sports reporter Luke Cawdell has the details.