Podcast: Striking refuse workers in Canterbury consider pay offer made by Canenco

Striking binmen in Canterbury are considering a pay offer – a month after first walking out.

The refuse workers have been calling for a hike in wages which would see drivers paid £15 per hour, and loaders £12 per hour.

Also in today’s podcast, we have reaction from the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce to Wilko going into administration.

The retailer has 13 stores in the county and has been on our high streets since 1930.

A campaign supported by Kent artists is calling on the government to reinstall art at asylum centres.

Cartoons not Cruelty are also working with local businesses to use art to welcome refugee children. 

It comes as figures show 100,000 asylum seekers have crossed the Channel in the past five-and-a-half years since current records began.

A train carriage that’s going to be converted into a café, has been craned into place at a school in Maidstone.

It will eventually be staffed by pupils at Five Acre Wood so they can learn about the hospitality industry.

Hundreds of people are expected to celebrate Margate Pride which takes place tomorrow.

This year there’s a 90’s feel with the likes of B*Witched, Claire Richards from Steps and Blue’s Duncan James taking to the stage at Dreamland.

Sam Lawrie has a roundup of everything else going on in Kent this weekend.

And in sport, we catch up with Robbie McKenzie and manager Neil Harris ahead of Gillingham‘s game against Leyton Orient at Priestfield this weekend.

Plus, we hear from a young football superstar who has been chatting about the inspirational Lionesses ahead of their quarter-final clash at the women’s World Cup.