Podcast: Tributes to 16-year-old who died in crash on A249 between Sittingbourne and Maidstone

Tributes are being paid to 16-year-old Alisha Marie, who has died in a crash on the A249 between Sittingbourne and Maidstone.

A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured when a vehicle overturned on Saturday night, and a 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Also in today’s episode, rail passengers are facing a week of disruption after a landslip closed the line between Rainham and Sittingbourne.

The six-mile stretch will be shut for the next seven days as engineers work to stabilise the slippage at Newington.

After marking the second anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, a woman who moved to Kent says she doesn’t know if she’ll ever return.

More than 3,500 Ukrainians relocated to the county since the start of the war, and around 800 have gone back. 

It has been revealed proposals for a new village near Sevenoaks have been based on improvements to the M25 which might never happen.

The council want to build 2,500 homes at Pedham Place.

The owners of a barber shop near Sittingbourne say they were told to move out for renovation work – only to find the building had been converted into flats.

Teynham Cutz occupied the site in London Road for seven years until a new landlord took over.

In football, Maistone United’s historic run in the FA Cup continues tonight when they face Championship side Coventry in the fifth round.

Thousands of Stone fans are making the journey to the midlands.

And, Gillingham have boosted their promotion hopes after a 1-0 win against Wrexham.

The result means they’ve moved up to seventh in the League 2 table and are currently in the play-off places.