Podcast: The Three Mariners landlord says his income has suffered due to closures of the Lower Rainham Road

The landlord of a Medway pub says his income has been badly affected by regular closures of the Lower Rainham Road.

Hear from our reporter Joe Harbert who has been following the story.

Also in today’s podcast, NHS bosses say strike action this week will result in “serious challenges” for health services across Kent and Medway.

Hospital consultants are beginning a two-day walkout and they’ll be joined by junior doctors tomorrow. We’ve been getting reaction from Medway GP, Dr Julian Spinks.

A Medway vicar who took part in a major inquiry into the treatment of people at an immigration removal centre hopes it’ll lead to ‘sweeping reforms’.

It was launched after a Panorama investigation in 2017 into how those at Brook House at Gatwick were being looked after. Hear from Rev Nathan Ward.

The parents of a severely disabled teenager have told the KentOnline Podcast that the medical care he’s getting in a Kent hospital is making him worse, not better.

James Iles was admitted to Medway Maritime with a rare stomach condition. His mum and dad have been speaking to reporter Keely Greenwood.

A campaign is under way to save green space in Ashford from being turned into housing.

An area of land on Quantock Drive was bought by a property developer last year. We’ve been speaking to local residents.

And, a new centre giving children the chance to play at being grown-ups has opened in Ashford.

A previously empty unit in Park Mall has been converted into Little Land by two former teachers. Reporter Chantal Weller has been finding out more.