Podcast – Woman blames menopause after stabbing husband when he fell asleep while she was talking

A Dymchurch woman who stabbed her husband when he fell asleep as she told him about her life problems, has avoided being sent to prison.

He needed emergency treatment but pleaded with a judge not to jail his wife – blaming the outburst on menopausal symptoms.

Also in today’s episode, a Kent MP says she hopes measures will be put in place urgently to ensure women receive better care when giving birth.

Canterbury’s Rosie Duffield has co-chaired a parliamentary inquiry into maternity services, which heard evidence from 1,300 mums about the trauma they have suffered.

Businesses in part of Medway are worried about new red-routes coming into force.

From next week, cameras will be used to catch drivers parking on certain busy roads in the Towns.

A petition has been set up to save one of the last remaining banks on Sheppey.

TSB announced last week they’re shutting their branch on Sheerness High Street, making it the fourth bank to close on the island in last couple of years.

Work has finally started on a £60 million redevelopment of part of Maidstone.

Over the next few weeks 38 homes will be demolished on Cambridge Crescent in Shepway to make way for nearly 120 new properties.

And, a group of teachers have completed a challenge to run from Maidstone to Paris ahead of the Olympics.

Six members of staff at Bower Grove took part in a relay to raise money for a summer festival for special needs pupils.