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Podcast: Saharan dust turns skies over Kent orange and pink

Covid cases in Kent have risen by almost 80% in a week.

Figures seen by the KentOnline Podcast show a sharp increase following four weeks of infection rates dropping.

We’ve been speaking to shoppers in Canterbury to find out if they’re still anxious about the virus.

Also in today’s podcast, green campaigners in Kent fear the current conflict in Ukraine is being used as an excuse to re-explore the idea of fracking for gas.

There have been calls to look into new energy sources so we don’t rely on supplies from Russia.

Hear from Tonbridge councillor Mark Hood who’s against the idea of fracking and Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay who reckons it should be explored.

We explain why the skies over Kent have turned orange today.

You might also find your car needs a wash after Saharan dust was blown across the county.

And, hear from the Gillingham manager following their defeat to Charlton last night.

It finished 1-0 at the Valley.