Woman from Maidstone helps others after beating four-year anorexia battle

A woman who had anorexia has described how she was compelled to walk 70,000 steps a day at university during her four-year battle with the eating disorder. Emily Hale, from Maidstone, celebrated after successfully completing her treatment programme and securing a job at a Cygnet Health Care hospital – where exactly one year ago she … Read more

Mum of Aurora Pile-Gray, from Westgate-on-Sea, describes telling daughter she had cancer

A bereaved mum has described the heartbreaking moment her terminally-ill daughter asked her: “Am I going to die?” Keisha Pile-Gray, from Westgate-on-Sea, lost nine-year-old Aurora in June 2021 following a 13-month fight against Burkitts Lymphoma, a rare type of blood cancer. Aurora Pile-Gray with mum Keisha. Picture: Keisha Pile-Gray/Growing Pains Paper Planes Now, the mum-of-three … Read more

Devastated family of Oliver James ‘OJ’ Brignall look to raise money for Leukaemia UK

A devastated mum and sister have opened up about their experience of losing a loved one to leukaemia as they raise money in his memory. The family of Ashford man Oliver James ‘OJ’ Brignall are fundraising to try to help stop others from enduring similar tragedy. His mum Michelle Atkins described her son, who died … Read more

Covid-19 autumn booster jabs available to over 65s, carers and pregnant women from Monday, September 12 says NHS

People over 65 can now book their Covid-19 booster jab. The NHS, which is offering around 26 million people an additional coronavirus injection 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 jab from today Until now the autumn … Read more