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Podcast: Questions over future of Broadway Shopping Centre in Maidstone as Lidl prepares to move out

Historic events have taken place in Kent over the weekend following the death last week of Queen Elizabeth II.

Hundreds of people have gathered in town centres to hear proclamations for the new King, Charles III.

Kent’s MPs have also been paying tribute to the late monarch in the Commons.

You can also hear from a veteran who is an ambassador for the Royal British Legion Industries in Aylesford and has spoken of his pride in serving Queen and country.

Also in today’s podcast, there’s anger in Kent after it was announced a ban on fracking for shale gas has been lifted.

New Prime Minister Liz Truss made the decision last week in a bid to boost the amount of energy produced in the UK – rather than imported from elsewhere.

Businesses near Dartford are calling for urgent action to tackle flytipping after a series of huge fires.

On the hottest day of the year this summer, crews spent seven hours tackling a blaze and two commercial warehouses were destroyed when a fire broke out near to the Darent Industrial Estate.

Hear from the MD of a company based there.

You can also hear from our reporter who’s been to a shopping centre in Maidstone as questions are asked about its future.

Lidl is following in the footsteps of Matalan and leaving the Broadway centre not far from St Peter’s Street in the town.

And in sport, we have news on a victory for England’s cricketers thanks to a good knock from Kent’s Zak Crawley.