Maidstone woman helps others beat anorexia after four-year battle

A woman with anorexia has described walking 70,000 steps a day in college during her four-year battle with the eating disorder. Emily Hale, of Maidstone, celebrated after successfully completing her treatment program and securing a job at a Cygnet Health Care hospital – where she had been admitted exactly one year ago. The 23-year-old was … Read more

Mother of Aurora Pile-Gray, of Westgate-on-Sea, says she told her daughter she had cancer

One grieving mother described the heartbreaking moment when her terminally ill daughter asked her, “Am I going to die?” Keisha Pile-Gray, of Westgate-on-Sea, lost nine-year-old Aurora in June 2021 after a 13-month battle with Burkitt’s lymphoma, a rare blood cancer. Aurora Pile-Gray with mom Keisha. Image: Keisha Pile-Grey/Growing Pains Paper Planes Now the mother of … Read more

Covid-19 fall booster shots available for over-65s, carers and pregnant women from Monday 12 September, NHS says

People over 65 can now book their Covid-19 booster shot. The NHS, which is offering an additional coronavirus shot to around 26 million people in the coming weeks, has now opened the national booking system to the next cohort of patients. Five million more people can book a Covid-19 shot from today Until now, the … Read more

Rainham author Annie Cardone shares her menopausal ‘hell’ on HRT treatment and symptoms to help women across Kent

A woman who said she went through hell with menopause and had to be hospitalized six times shares her story in hopes of helping others. Annie Cardone, of Rainham, suffered from insomnia and sleep psychosis before doctors diagnosed her as menopausal. But hormone replacement therapy made her aggressive and agitated. Annie officially entered menopause at … Read more

Rainham author Annie Cardone shares her menopausal ‘hell’ on HRT treatment and symptoms to help women across Kent

A woman who said she went through hell with menopause and had to be hospitalized six times shares her story in hopes of helping others. Annie Cardone, of Rainham, suffered from insomnia and sleep psychosis before doctors diagnosed her as menopausal. But hormone replacement therapy turned her into “a wild aggressive, sex-crazed 14-year-old boy,” she … Read more

Woman, 26, speaks out about genital herpes to break stigma

A 26-year-old woman with genital herpes has spoken out about her experience in an effort to break the stigma surrounding the virus. After navigating the dating world as someone with a contagious STD, Rosie Bailey feels there is a lack of awareness about herpes and wants to start a conversation to change that… Rosie Bailey … Read more

Petition launched to challenge council after proposed cuts to one hour of free parking in Paddock Wood

Plans to abolish free parking will ruin one of the city’s best economies, entrepreneurs warn. More than 1,500 people have signed a petition against Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s proposals to remove one hour of free parking in Paddock Wood. Parking fees in Paddock Wood are set to rise after the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council set … Read more

King of Games truck with PlayStations, Nintendo Switch and Xbox consoles launches in Ashford

An Ashford couple who quit their jobs after the lockdown have created the ultimate gaming truck for birthday parties and events. Philip and Dorota Radley, of Repton Park, launched King of Games after equipping a Peugeot Boxer van with nine screens, an Xbox and a PlayStation wall and a racing simulator. King of Games hopes … Read more

Councilor’s call to shut down Rochester nightlife at midnight to stamp out drunken fights and rowdy behavior

A city’s nighttime economy must be curtailed to deal with the drunken revelers who indulge in rowdy and antisocial behavior. That is the view of Cllr Stuart Tranter, who believes that while Rochester is a “leisure focus”, there should be a cut-off point around midnight. Casino Rooms in Rochester High Street will remain open until … Read more