Podcast: Woman knocked out and left with horrific injuries in random pub attack

A Rochester woman had to undergo surgery and has been left with a broken nose after an unprovoked attack while on a night out. 

The 42-year-old has lost her sense of smell and taste following the assault – a man who has a history of violence against women has faced court. 

Also in today’s podcast, worried business owners in Medway have been left fearing for their future after seeing customer numbers plummet following a hike in car parking fees.

They claim footfall has dropped by around a third since the authority decided to increase its pay and display costs for on and off-street parking by 60p earlier this year. 

The parents of a “kind and compassionate” man who died following a severe asthma attack are raising awareness of the condition.

Dad-of-two Gary Bush was putting his young children to bed when he suffered the attack – this World Asthma Day his parents are urging people with the condition to find support. 

One of the last remaining businesses in a closure-hit shopping centre extension says turning the site into 200 homes could be a good opportunity.

It comes as the owners of Ashford’s County Square admit the development is “failing” and could be put to better use. 

And you can hear from wildlife bosses as a significantly important area of marshland in Kent has been officially handed over to the Kent Wildlife Trust.

The site near Faversham has been described as a “service station for birds” and is home to more than 250 species.