Podcast: Tributes for Deal dad who died after falling in uncovered manhole on construction site

A Deal man who died after falling down an uncovered manhole on a construction site has been remembered as having a heart of gold. 

The father-of-two was helping to build a new estate in Ramsgate and was working at night when the accident happened. 

Also in today’s podcast, a Bexley woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked by a dog. 

The victim was airlifted to hospital from a property in Belvedere yesterday morning. 

Hear from a Kent councillor about the pressures local authorities are under to find temporary accommodation for people who might otherwise be homeless. 

A representative from Gravesham Borough Council is among those calling for more government support. 

With housing an issue for councils across the county, a 550-homes housing development in Ashford has been given the green light despite drawing objections from nearby residents. 

The project has been criticised for not providing enough affordable housing. 

And, an Ashford thief says he was called an “absolute idiot” by his wife after stealing £100 worth of goods from The Range. 

A court has heard he initially denied the theft, despite being caught on CCTV.