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Podcast: Calls to keep Empire of Light movie lights on Margate seafront

An investigation has revealed the shocking number of crimes committed in a Kent park.

There have been increasing concerns about antisocial behaviour in Canterbury’s Dane John Gardens.

Our sister newspaper, the Kentish Gazette, put in a Freedom of Information request to police and we reveal the findings.

Also in today’s podcast, the family of a missing teenager have been told about the discovery of a body in the River Medway.

The sister of a Ukrainian lecturer at the University of Kent has revealed what it was like fleeing the country.

Dr Olena Nizalova managed to get her family to the UK after a 2,500 mile journey.

A Kent schoolboy has been announced as one of the winners of a national competition to design a stamp based on the pandemic.

Eight pupils have been chosen by Prince Charles to have their picture put on new Royal Mail stamps.

There are calls for lights put up along the Margate seafront for a movie being filmed in the town, to be left there permanently.

String lights are currently illuminating the seafront while Oscar winning director Sam Mendes shoots ‘Empire of Light’ starring Olivia Colman and Colin Firth.

Hear from a councillor who’s keen to keep them.

And, we’ve been catching up with the Gillingham manager ahead of this weekend’s crunch relegation game.