Podcast: Whitstable mum lost 7st after cancer misdiagnosis

A mum-of-four who endured cancer chemotherapy after being misdiagnosed with the disease says a hospital trust “has not learned from its mistakes”.

The Whitstable resident says she has “absolutely no faith in doctors” after being told by Kent and Canterbury Hospital staff she could “drop down dead” at any moment.

Also in today’s podcast, furious swimmers say a “dirty” leisure centre that employs three cleaners must take on more staff as the site has “never looked so bad”

Bosses at Ashford’s multimillion-pound Stour Centre stress they are “committed to maintaining excellent standards” – but visitors say hygiene issues are putting them off using the facility.

A decision is set to be made on plans to build an 8,000-seater stadium at the heart of a new waterfront neighbourhood – almost two years after they were submitted.

The scheme, known as Northfleet Harbourside, will go before a planning committee next week for the first time

A deaf man almost had surgery to remove his testicle without knowing the risks after a hospital blunder saw him seen by doctors without an interpreter.

Medics even wrongly believed the patient had “begged” to have the surgery as he was forced to rely on lip-reading and a pen and paper to communicate.

And ahead of the final game of the season you can hear from the Gillingham boss who says there’s still plenty to play for

The Gills’ hopes of the play-offs were dashed last week with a loss, but they’re hoping to end the season on a high as they host Doncaster.