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Podcast: 37 weddings at Hadlow Manor Hotel in Tonbridge are cancelled as it announces it is closing this month

Almost 40 weddings due to take place at a hotel in Kent have been cancelled after bosses announced it is closing at the end of the month.

Hear from reporter Sean McPolin who has been speaking to devastated couples who were due to get married at Hadlow Manor Hotel in Tonbridge.

Also in today’s podcast, figures Shelter show Dartford and Swale have some of the highest homelessness rates in the south east.

Across both areas, more than 1,600 people are living on the streets or in temporary accommodation.

Ambulance workers in Kent have been striking again today.

It’s the second time members of the GMB Union have walked out in a dispute over pay and conditions.

A new report out today suggests one in six police officers in Kent are planning to resign in the next two years.

80% of staff who responded to a survey say they are unhappy with current pay, and the vast majority don’t feel respected by the government. We have reaction from Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

An independent art school in Kent, that’s described as being a major community asset, is just weeks away from having to close.

The Margate School is Thanet’s largest creative art provider and has been told it needs to raise £50,000 by the end of the month. We’ve been speaking to their director.

Hear from a Kent farmer who’s calling on the government to provide more clarity over new plans to encourage environmentally friendly projects.

And in sport, Gillingham have made their first January signing – and second under new owner Brad Galinson.

Find out who’s joining the squad at Priestfield and what’s being done to encourage more fans along.