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Podcast: Traveller families fear eviction as enforcement officers tear down site

Travellers fear they will end up with nowhere to go after enforcement officers began tearing down the site where they live. The officers sent by Medway Council arrived at the land off Lower Rainham Road in Rainham at 7am yesterday along with police.

The travellers bought the land in 2020 and say they applied for planning permission to live there, but the application wasn’t accepted by Medway Council.

Also in today’s podcast, we’ve got reaction to news all Covid restrictions are going to be scrapped later this week.

We get takes from GP Dr Julian Spinks and virologist Professor Martin Michaelis.

There’s also a warning from unions and charities that the change will cause “uncertainty, anxiety and hardship.” 

Food charities in Kent are warning that the cost of living crisis has reduced the number of donations they’re receiving – yet more and more people need their services. 

We hear from Paula Yodell who tells us it’s sometimes difficult to feed her family. 

And, in sport, hear from the Gillingham manager in the lead up to their must-win match up with AFC Wimbledon at Priestfield tonight.