Podcast: Tributes paid to Chelsea Louise, 30, who was found dead in Ashford town centre

A woman found dead in Ashford leading to a large part of the town centre being cordoned off has been named.

Chelsea Louise was discovered in the Lower High Street last month. Her brother has paid tribute to the ‘a funny, lively ray of sunshine’.

Also in today’s podcast, the government has turned down a bid by bosses in Medway to increase council tax above the current maximum 4.99% that’s allowed.

The authority had been hoping to up bills in a bid to balance the books as they look to overturn a funding shortfall. Hear from council leader Vince Maple.

More than 60,000 speeding fines have been issued after the limit was lowered to 40mph on the A20, near the Swanley interchange.

The temporary changes have been introduced by Transport for London along Sidcup Road due to safety concerns over surface water flooding. We’ve been speaking to a solicitor who has been inundated with calls from disgruntled drivers.

Unmarried parents in Kent who have suffered the loss of a partner are being reminded they are now entitled to a pay out.

It follows a significant change in the law that was made a year ago following a long campaign for justice for bereaved children. Hear from Simon who’s from the financial hardship team at Kent county council.

A Tunbridge Wells mum is calling for younger children not to have access to mobile phones in a bid to protect their mental health.

The Safe Screens campaign also wants manufacturers, suppliers and content providers to do more to keep teenager’s safe. We’ve been speaking to Arabella Skinner to mark Safer Internet Day.

And, there’s been a surge in the popularity of allotments in Kent.

Figures seen by the KentOnline Podcast show more than 3,600 people are currently on waiting lists across the county.