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Podcast: Chatham town centre is among the hardest hit by the pandemic

A Kent high street has been named as one of the most affected by the pandemic.
According to experts, Chatham has lost 28 weeks of sales since March 2020 when the first lockdown came into force.
It also has the fifth highest town centre vacancy rate in the south east.
Reporter Chris Hunter has been there to find out what shoppers, buskers and business owners think.
Also in today’s podcast, a criminal investigation is under way into allegations of lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street.
It’s after claims emerged that Boris Johnson had a birthday party at Number 10.
Hear from our political editor Paul Francis.
Figures seen by the KentOnline Podcast show flytipping has increased in every part of Kent over the past year.
We’ve been getting reaction from a farmer whose fields have been repeatedly targeted.
A Kent MP is backing calls for new laws to prevent drowning, following the death of a six-year-old boy.
Lucas Dobson fell into the River Stour in Sandwich in August 2019, and his body was found four days later.
Olly Alexander has been speaking to our sister radio station kmfm about the release of his new album.
Hear some of what the Years and Years singer had to say to Numi on the Hit List.
In sport, Gillingham are back in action tonight and desperate for points.
They welcome Shrewsbury Town to Priestfield in league one and the caretaker boss has described the came as crucial.