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Podcast: Surf resort planned for Betteshanger Country Park near Deal, including luxury hotel

The people behind plans for a surf resort in Kent have been revealing more details.

Planners are hoping to have the inland surfing space, which will generate artificial waves and be known as The Seahive, open by 2025.

The development would also include a luxury hotel.

Also in today’s podcast, it’s emerged a man who died after being held at an asylum processing site in Kent had diphtheria.

Now public health officials are worried those being moved from Manston to hotels haven’t been screened properly.

Hear from a refugee charity and a doctor who explains what the highly contagious disease is.

A Tenterden shop owner says she feels the town has been abandoned by the police.

Emma Pinfold has lost hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of stock in recent years following a series of breakins. We’ve been speaking to her and have a response from police.

A man who once took to socials to blame Kent for mutating Covid and ruining Christmas, has now turned his attentions to Sheerness.

Phil Carr’s TikTok tour of the town has already had more than 145,000 views and 13,000 likes. Hear what he had to say and the response from Sheppey resident and KentOnline reporter John Nurden.

A Folkestone toy company has made a massive donation to the Give a Gift appeal being run by our sister radio station kmfm.

Hear what happened when they popped in to kmfm breakfast with Garry and Chelsea.

And Gillingham are in the draw for the third round of the FA Cup – but they’re going to need another replay if they’re going to get there.

Hear from manager Neil Harris following their draw with Dagenham and Redbridge at the weekend.