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Podcast: Gran dies in agony on floor of Deal care home after waiting almost six hours for an ambulance

September 21, 2022

A 91-year-old great-grandmother has died in agony after suffering a fall at a care home in Deal and waiting almost six hours for an ambulance.

Phyllis Hopley-Dodd suffered a broken hip after falling at St Winifreds.

Hear from our reporter Chantal Weller who's been speaking to Mrs Hopley-Dodd's granddaughter.

Also in today's podcast, Aylesford football club have paid tribute to one of their players who was found dead after being reported missing.

20 year-old Jay Carr was discovered yesterday after not being seen since Monday.

There's been some positive news today for businesses in Kent after it was confirmed they will get help with soaring energy bills.

The business secretary says there'll be a price cap on non-domestic electricity and gas prices.

We've got reaction from Jo James who is the chief executive of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce. But, there's also a warning from the owner of an Indian restaurant in Rainham - who says people could be left out of work if more support isn't given.

The man in charge of overseeing policing in Kent has told the podcast he's concerned about viral videos showing violence in town centres.

It's after footage emerged of girls allegedly causing trouble outside a McDonald's in Maidstone - and a fight involving several men near the fast-food restaurant in Ashford.

We've been speaking to police and crime commissioner Matthew Scott.

The family of a young man from Ashford who died exactly a year after being diagnosed with leukaemia say not enough people know the symptoms.

27 year-old OJ Brignall was found to have a very aggressive form of the disease.

His mum has spoken out to raise awareness.

And, it's been confirmed when Kent's first Wendy's will open.

We've got the all important details for you.

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