Podcast: Tributes paid to homeless dad Scott Flisher, often seen outside M&S in Strood

A homeless man who was well known for sitting outside M&S on Strood Retail Park with his dog has died.

Scott Flisher’s mum has been paying tribute after he passed away in hospital on New Year’s Day.

Also in today’s episode, junior doctors in Kent and the rest of England have begun the longest strike action in NHS history.

They are walking out for six days in an ongoing dispute over pay, which is having a big impact on health services in the county.

A motorcyclist says he is prepared to take the council to court after suffering life-changing injuries when his motorbike hit a pothole near Folkestone.

Darren Crooks was thrown from his bike and through a metal barrier after it happened on the A260.

The mum of a Kent teenager who died from a brain tumour says she is determined to help fund vital research.

19-year-old Ellie from Dartford was first diagnosed in August last year and passed away 14 months later.

A young farmer has been telling us how important it is to teach the next generation about where our food comes from.

Jack Scott is currently combining studying at uni with growing vegetables at Nonington Farms between Canterbury and Dover.

Work has been carried out to remove fallen trees from roads in Kent after strong winds during Storm Henk.

There was major disruption yesterday, and another weather warning for rain has been issued for tomorrow.

And in tennis, Kent’s Emma Raducanu has been given direct entry to the main draw of the Australian Open, and will no longer have to go through qualifying.

The 21 year-old from Orpington won her comeback match in Aukland yesterday after eight months out following surgery on both wrists and an ankle.