Podcast: Stand-off in A&E at Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital after patient laid on mattress in waiting room

A frustrated patient waiting in a busy A&E has been involved in a stand-off with staff after his friend brought in a mattress for him to lie down on. 

The make shift bed was dragged onto the floor of the emergency unit at Ashford’s William Harvey  hospital.

Also in today’s podcast, we’ve got an extended chat with a Chatham woman who was taken into care when she was just four.

Natasha Morgan is now 33 and is using her experience as a child to help those who’re now going into the care system.

A group representing care providers in Kent is urging the next government to increase funding for the social care sector.

The Medway-based National Care Association says there’s a 14-billion pound shortfall – they’re also struggling with a workforce crisis.

Bosses have apologised to a landlord in Canterbury after he was warned he could go to prison for painting his shopfronts pink.

The 16th century Grade II listed buildings in St Peter’s Street are home to a nail salon and hairdressers.

And in sport, and Gillingham will host newly relegated Carlisle United in their first league 2 match next season.

The fixtures have been published today – and the Gills start with a home game on Saturday, August 10.