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Podcast: Pothole repair bill getting ’out of control’ according to report from the Asphalt Industry Alliance

The KentOnline Podcast has been told Kent needs millions more pounds to deal with the number of potholes on our roads.

Around 15,000 have been reported across the county since the start of December due to snow at the start of winter – and plenty of heavy rain.

The government announced extra funding in last week’s budget with Kent getting around £6.5 million, but a report today says that is not enough.

We’ve been speaking to the authors of that report, the man in charge of highways at the county council and a Tunbridge Wells resident who says the roads are so bad, it’s affected the value of her house.

Also in today’s episode, a damning report out today into the Met Police has found it’s institutionally racist, sexist, and homophobic.

Baroness Louise Casey was asked to carry out a review following the murder of Sarah Everard by Wayne Couzens from Deal – who, at the time, was a serving officer. We’ve got reaction from Kent’s police and crime commissioner.

Bosses at a swimming school say they’ve been left homeless after the sudden closure of a leisure centre in west Kent.

We told you last week how the site in Edenbridge has shut after the company that runs it went into liquidation – with no plan for the future.

Hear from the chair of the Edenbridge Piranhas.

And in sport, Gillingham will be looking to bounce straight back from the weekend’s defeat as they welcome Crewe Alexandra to Priestfield tonight.

The opposition are just two places and four points above the Gills in the league two table.