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Podcast: Drop in trade during Covid pandemic is reason for JC Rook & Sons going into administration

More details have emerged as to why a popular high street butchers in across Kent has collapsed into administration.

JC Rook & Sons announced yesterday is wouldn’t be opening its 11 shops in the county along with two production and service facilities.

We’ve now had a statement from the administrators – hear what they have to say.

Also in today’s podcast, a Kent MP has defended the government’s response to the Ukraine crisis.

There’s been criticism of how quickly they’ve moved to help some of the millions of refugees who’ve fled the country.

Hear from Sittingbourne and Sheppey’s Gordon Henderson. We’ve also been hearing some of your views on calls for people in the UK to make a spare room in their home available to a refugee.

Plus, a Canterbury woman who was born in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol reveals how she hasn’t been able to contact her family for two weeks.

We’ve got a round-up of cases that have been in court in Kent – plus news on a huge theft of pregnant sheep.

The Podcast has also been hearing about the hidden gems behind the doors of Rochester Cathedral.

And our sports reporter Luke Cawdell has caught up with the Gillingham manager ahead of another big game tonight as they travel to take on Charlton.