Plans to solve Operation Stack have taken form as a public consultation launched today, with two Kent MP's having spoken publicly against the issue. Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat and Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson have said a permanent solution is crucial for the M20. Highways England is inviting residents to attend public meetings across the county to decide the best option to improve cross channel travel.
Cookham Wood prison in Medway is employing more prison officers as it tries to tackle rising levels of assault and self-harm. The number of officers has increased significantly over the last year with the government hiring more than 3,000 since 2016.
Plans to build the UK’s largest solar farm in Faversham are set to get even larger. Developers behind the Cleve Hill site in Graveney are looking to extend the site by almost 200 acres. Thousands of homes across the country could be powered by the farm but campaigners fear it could devastate the area.
On this week's show Paul discusses bus cuts, Brexit and what it's like to be English amongst other topics.
Paul is back on the sofa this week, joined by Cllr Vince Maple (LAB) for Chatham and Cllr Andy Hook (LibDem) for Faversham to discuss NHS funding, Brexit, and Operation Stack.
This week, Louita Britton fills in for Paul. She's joined by Doctor Amelia Hadfield from Canterbury Christ Church University and Green campaigner Stuart Jeffery to talk about Brexit, Donald Trump's steel tariffs, and how residents in Graveney are fighting against proposals for a huge solar farm.