Podcast: Thanet Dad with agonising back pain overdosed on prescription medication

An inquest has heard a dad-of-two with an agonising back injury was found dead in bed after unintentionally overdosing on painkillers. 

The 31-year-old was discovered unresponsive by his heartbroken partner at their home in Birchington last November. 

Also in today’s podcast, one year on from a landslide which closed a major road, residents and businesses have been left counting the financial, emotional and physical costs.

The A226 Galley Hill Road in Swanscombe collapsed and people living nearby are desperately demanding action.

An alarming survey has revealed more than half of staff at a Kent NHS trust would not be happy for a loved one to be treated there.

In what bosses admit is a “shocking indictment” of the organisation, just 45% of workers at East Kent Hospitals are content with the “standard of care”.

Controversial ventilation units ruining one of the most iconic views in Britain are set to be moved.

The rooftop equipment was installed as part of a new medical school run by Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in the city’s North Holmes Road.

And hear from a 75-year-old glass merchant from Rainham celebrating 60 years in the glazing business. 

He’s worked for the same company since he left school and says he has no plans to retire.