Podcast: Yalding woman stole more than £8k from pensioner and spent it on clothes, food and music

A Yalding woman who stole more than £8,000 from a pensioner in her care has avoided being sent to prison.

A court heard the victim had been left disabled after suffering a suspected mini-stroke and the 43 year-old who was meant to be looking after him, used his debit card to pay for clothes, food and music.

Also in today’s podcast, people in Ashford say their road has turned into a slum as rubbish piles up.

Disruption to bin collections is continuing in several parts of the county after a new contractor took over.

A small business owner from Tunbridge Wells is urging whoever wins the election to provide more support for working mums.

Amber Taylor set up baby tableware company Chomp in 2023 – after nearly 20 years in corporate marketing.

There are calls for more to be done to protect the safety of cyclists, with some groups saying Kent roads are an increasingly dangerous place to be.  

Members of the West Kent Road Club say they’ve been dragged under trailers, verbally abused and suffered serious injuries.

Students from a Kent school are preparing to showcase their science projects in the finals of this year’s Big Bang Science and Engineering competition. 

The finalists, from Invicta Grammar School in Maidstone, include designs for a robot to help tackle beach plastic and an app supporting people with autism. 

And, a Tonbridge woman has finally achieved her dream of jumping out of a plane – after a 30 year wait.

Shirley Ellis had initially hoped to do a solo jump – but carried out the tandem dive at Headcorn Aerodrome.