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Podcast: Dozens of jobs lost as 284-year-old Kent business goes into administration

Dozens of people have been made redundant after a 284-year-old Kent business went into administration.

Bosses at Chartham Paper Mill are blaming tough trading conditions on things like Covid and the rising cost of living.

Hear what administrators have said.

Also on today’s podcast, we get reaction to the chancellor’s not so mini budget as he announced the biggest tax cuts since 1972.

Plans to redevelop part of Sheppey have been criticised for focusing on building a new crazy golf course – instead of upgrading a swimming pool.

Bosses have applied for £20 million of funding through the government’s levelling up scheme. But a local councillor isn’t happy with how it could be spent.

The KentOnline Podcast has been told people are too scared to use a park in Medway because of worsening anti-social behaviour.

Residents say attacks on children, broken bottles, drug use and vandalism commonly happen at Rainham Rec – hear from the local community group.

Former Strictly pro-dancer and Kent resident Ola Jordan has been chatting ahead of the launch show of the new series tonight.

And in sport, we’ve been catching up with Gillingham defender Max Ehmer ahead of their long trip north to take on Hartlepool this weekend.