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Podcast: Neighbour complains about ’rowdy drinkers’ at The Dolphin pub in Broadstairs as it applies to extend opening times

The neighbour of a Thanet pub has complained about ‘rowdy’ drinkers as the landlord applies to extend opening hours.

The owners of The Dolphin in Broadstairs want to stay open for one hour, to 2am from Sunday to Thursday, and to 2.30am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Oliver Kemp has more on the issues that have been raised ahead of a council meeting later this week.

Also in today’s podcast, figures show there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of NHS staff off with Covid in Kent.

We have reaction from the Royal College of Nursing.

There are calls for France to lift its ban on tourists from the UK going there.

The restrictions were brought in just days before Christmas as cases of the Omicron variant started to surge on this side of the Channel.

Hear from Chris Parker from DFDS.

Pupils at a Kent school say their behaviour and work has improved thanks to the introduction of a therapy dog.

We’ve been along to Northfleet School for Girls.

An historic paddle steamer which helped rescue thousands of soliders during the second world war has returned to the towns its named after.

The Medway Queen was vital in the evacuation of Dunkirk.

And the search is on for a new manager at Gillingham.

Steve Evans and his assistant Paul Rayner have left the club following a poor run of results which has left them firmly in the league one relegation zone.