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Podcast: Pub chain boss wants venues to be able to reopen without social distancing at Easter

The boss of Britain’s oldest brewery, based in Faversham, wants pubs to be able to reopen at Easter – and without any social distancing.

Shepherd Neame’s chief executive says the industry has been hit incredibly hard by the pandemic.

While the government’s primary objective has been to save lives and protect the NHS, Jonathan Neame says in the not too distant future it will be time to save jobs and save livelihoods.

Also in today’s podcast, it’s thought the Kent strain of coronavirus could soon be the world’s most dominant – we speak to a University of Kent professor.

Find out why this week’s cold snap might not happen so much in future.

And, hear the moment a Chatham man wins the car of his dream after entering an online competition.