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Podcast: Deal couple sentenced over £2 million fraud which helped fund lavish lifestyle

A couple from Deal have been sentenced for their part in a £2 million fraud which helped to fund their lavish lifestyle.

Hear from our court reporter Paul Hooper who covered the case at Maidstone Crown Court.

Also in today’s podcast, the home secretary has unveiled details of new laws to try and stop small boats crossing the Channel to Kent.

The government says anyone who arrives in the country via that route will be banned from claiming asylum.

We’ve got reaction from the Samphire project in Dover which aims to unite communities.

We’ve been getting reaction to news the fire service has accepted a new pay offer, averting strike action in Kent.

Yesterday afternoon firefighters accepted a 7% pay rise backdated to July 2022 plus an additional 5% from this summer.

A Kent pharmacist has described his position as ‘dire’ – with as many as 600 pharmacies across the country set to close this year.

800 have already closed since 2015 due to rising costs.

Mr Doodle has been at work on a massive piece of art in Ashford.

He’s been commissioned to decorate the side of a car park on Edinburgh Road as part of an art trail through the town.

And in football, Gillingham travel to take on promotion chasing Stockport County in league two tonight.

Hear from manager Neil Harris who has been speaking to our sports reporter Luke Cawdell.