Podcast: West Malling mum hits out at West Heath School in Sevenoaks after bereaved son was denied a place

A mum from West Malling has hit out at a special educational needs school after they denied her son a place.

10-year-old Hector has autism and his mum Rosie Gill-Moss had been hoping to send him to West Heath School in Sevenoaks.

Hear from Rosie and what the school principal has put in a letter to her local MP.

Also in today’s podcast, a report’s revealed foreign prisoners are being held past their sentence at HMP Maidstone, because of delays in the immigration system.

The Home Office has also been criticised for poor communication with inmates – as some key documents are only being provided in English. We’ve been speaking to the chair of the Independent Monitoring Board.

Traders in part of Canterbury say a six week road closure is having a massive impact on business.

Sturry Hill is shut between Sturry Court Mews and Popes Lane so utilities can be connected to a new housing estate. A local butcher has been telling us how much money they have lost.

Campaigners have been warned not to celebrate too soon – despite a consultation on planned tip closures in Kent being delayed.

Council bosses say they need more time to get documentation together. We’ve had reaction from councillors Anthony Hook and Stuart Jeffery.

And in sport, the Gillingham chairman has been chatting ahead of the start of the new season.

The Gills get their campaign under way at Stockport County on Saturday.