Podcast: The “rude and lazy” parents on the school run making the lives of Ashford residents a misery

Frustrated neighbours say “rude and lazy” school-run parents are making their lives hell by parking and driving recklessly.

Residents in Ashford say vehicles are regularly left on double-yellow lines, across dropped kerbs and even on driveways by people dropping children at the nearby schools. 

Also on today’s podcast, a cleaner at a school in Sandwich who was signed off work has told of her shock at being sacked by text message.

She’d been on sick leave with anxiety and Tourette’s syndrome – but was told via WhatsApp that her P45 was in the post. 

The long wait to use a £92 million flyover for the first time after years of work is almost over.

A single lane of the new overpass on the A249 at Stockbury will open this week.

We’ll hear from Kent bosses as Operation Brock is set to be deployed this week ahead of what’s expected to be a busy summer period. 

It’s tipped to be the busiest holiday period for the Port of Dover since the pandemic. 

And a three-storey shop dedicated to our four-legged friends has launched in a Kent town centre.

The PupCup has a dog friendly cafe and a boutique – there are even plans for event space for yoga sessions and movie night.