Labour have proposed a free bus travel initiative for under 25's, potentially helping a generation struggling to enter the housing market. The scheme would cost approximately £1.4 billion to kickstart. We're joined by Medway Labour councillor Adam Price to discuss how the free travel scheme could be put into practice.
One of the country's most decorated World War 1 RAF pilots was remembered today with a new memorial in his home town of Gillingham. Pilot James McCudden was awarded a Victoria Cross 100 years ago for bravery. This morning, a plaque was unveiled to mark the centenary of the awarding.
The Lower Thames Crossing between Kent and Essex was announced in 2017. The multi-billion pound Option C project will be built in Gravesend and is due to be completed by 2027. Campaigners against the development say they're not confident it will happen, but local residents are uncertain about how it will affect their future.
Labour councillors are promising funding to local authorities who make bus services publicly-owned and allow those under 25 to travel free. Campaigners say the funding would come from road-tax payments and could save young people up to £1,000 a year. We asked shoppers in Rochester if they thought it was a good idea.
Maidstone Borough Council are joining with the public to put pressure on the Sainsburys supermarket to fix their Romney Place lift and escalators. Three years have passed since the disabled friendly access was fully functional, making the store difficult to access for disabled customers.
Hoo residents are concerned that drivers ignoring the road closure will endanger pedestrians. Bells lane on the peninsula has been closed since March as crucial repairs are being carried out. Villagers say that drivers are choosing to ignore the closure.