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Podcast: Bowel cancer survivor from Medway vows to continue the work of Bowelbabe, Dame Deborah James

July 21, 2022

A woman who was diagnosed with stage-four bowel cancer in her late 20s has vowed to continue the work of Dame Deborah James to raise awareness.
Rebecca Papa-Adams was given around a year to live 17 years ago and is now cancer free.
She's spoken to the podcast about how she was misdiagnosed for 18 months and doesn't want anyone else to go through the same thing.
Also in today's episode, we've spent the day in Challock where residents have been without water for almost a week.
The boss of a shop there says he's lost thousands of pounds of stock.
South East Water say we all need to use supplies more wisely.
After the devastating wildfires in Kent this week, there's some hope that wildlife will bounce back.
Hear from Stan Smith from the Kent Wildlife Trust.
A watchdog says the government's response to people crossing the Channel to Kent in small boats has been 'poor' - and the system is 'overwhelmed'.
It found the number making the journey - which is more than 15,000 this year - is 'unprecedented' - and found issues within leadership as well.
Hear from pupils at a school in Medway who've got a cardboard cut out of their teacher to keep an eye on them in the classroom after she retires.
And in sport it was an amazing night for England at the women's Euros.
Hear from Maidstone's Alessia Russo after the made it through to the semi-finals.

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