Podcast: Doubt over plans for new GP surgery at Bell Road in Sittingbourne following concerns about rent costs

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Plans for a state-of-the-art medical centre in Sittingbourne are up in the air after concerns were raised over the cost of the rent.The new facility in the Bell Road development would serve an additional 6,000 patients, but NHS bosses say the scheme needs further work.Also in today’s episode, official figures show a record number of asylum seekers have crossed the Channel in small boats during the first quarter of this year.791 people made the dangerous journey over the Easter weekend, taking the total for 2024 so far to 5,435.There has been a rise in vehicle thefts across Kent, with police data showing which makes and models are stolen the most.An expert has been telling us why certain vehicles are more popular with thieves, and why recovery rates have gone down.An appeal has been launched to raise £1 million to buy the air ambulance that covers Kent.The charity that runs the life-saving service say they need the cash by the end of May.A mum who was left bed-bound after being collapsing at Disneyland says her medical detection dog has helped her enjoy life again.Candy Adams from Istead Rise started fainting while on a family holiday in 2016 and was eventually diagnosed with postural tachycardia syndrome.And in football, the Gillingham boss has apologised to fans after yesterday's 5-1 defeat.Their chances of reaching the leage 2 play-offs have been badly damaged after they lost to Harrogate Town away from home.