Podcast: Student forced to wait 18 hours for bed at Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital

A dad has criticised bosses at the East Kent Hospitals Trust after his sick son was forced to wait 18 hours for a bed.

19-year-old university student Daniel Hebditch was taken to A&E in Ashford last week. Hear more from our reporter Liane Castle.

Also in today’s podcast, the government’s flagship Rwanda policy has been delayed until after Easter.

The House of Lords has voted to make seven changes to the draft legislation. Rainham and Gillingham MP Rehman Chishti has been speaking about it.

The Kent Wildlife Trust is appealing for information following the death of four goats who were chased by dogs.

The animals were part of the Wilder Grazing program at Bigbury Camp Nature Reserve near Canterbury.

A Sheppey man who was told he may have just months to live after being diagnosed with a brain tumour has thanked everyone who’s been supporting his family.

Rick Smith started to complain of headaches in February before a CT scan revealed a glioblastoma. Now, tens of thousands of pounds has been raised to support his family.

A Kent theatre that was forced to close after potentially dangerous concrete was found, could re-open this autumn.

Plans have been put in to replace the roof of the Orchard in Dartford which had to shut last September.

Council leader Jeremy Kite says it’s vital for the local economy to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Forty-thousand pounds worth of wedding dresses have been donated to a charity shop in Tunbridge Wells.

Staff at the Oxfam branch say they were ‘overwhelmed’ to receive the gowns, veils and shoes from the owner of a nearby bridal studio which was closing down.

A new school has been officially opened in Medway.

Rochester Riverside Primary has been built as part of a multi-million pound housing development near the town’s railway station.

The Bishop of Rochester and Mayor of Medway carried out the honours.