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Podcast: Next to remain at County Square in Ashford following u-turn by bosses

Next bosses have done a u-turn and confirmed they are going to keep their store at County Square in Ashford.

We’d previously been told they were going to follow in the footsteps of Debenhams and H&M in leaving the centre.

It’s now been confirmed they will remain open.

Also in today’s podcast, we’ve got an update on yesterday’s top story about trouble at a McDonald’s in Maidstone.

Police have confirmed there has been a charge after trouble broke out on Week Street on Sunday night.

Hear from people from Kent who have been queueing to see the Queen’s coffin lying in state at Westminster Hall in London.

Meantime, there’s some frustration from patients that GP and other medical appointments have been cancelled on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral.

Strood GP Dr Julian Spinks gives us his thoughts on the decision to close surgeries.

You can also hear from the Sheppey woman who hit the headlines when she met the new King and called him Char Char.

And TV’s Steve Backshall has finally graduated at Canterbury Cathedral – three years after finishing a masters.

He’s been telling us about his studies and how pleased he is that the ceremony has taken place.