Podcast: Staff ‘tried their best’ to save the life of 12-year-old girl who suffered asthma attack at Medway school

An inquest into the death of a 12-year-old girl who suffered a severe asthma attack at a Medway school has heard how staff did their best to save her life. 

Pearl Unu-Arubi went into cardiac arrest at Rochester Grammar School in March last year. 

Also in today’s podcast, a Kent MP has weighed into the debate about introducing a smacking ban. 

Doctors have warned the current laws are “dangerously vague” and changes would help crack down on child abuse. 

More than £150,000 pounds is thought to have been lost to ticket scams in Kent. 

Among those being targeted by fraudulent tickets are Taylor Swift fans as the singer’s UK tour dates edge closer.

Developers behind plans for a 92-bed town centre hotel have pulled down hoardings around the site as the project has been stalled by water quality issues.

The wooden boundary was put up in Ashford just two months ago ahead of the demolition of a row of shops that currently occupies the plot.

And an iconic Kent seafront bandstand turns 100 today, but there are questions over its future. 

The Herne Bay structure needs structural repairs, but council say they don’t have the money to fix it.