Podcast: Theatre-goers queue for an hour at Folkestone’s Sandgate car park following Frank Skinner gig

We’re starting today’s episode with reaction to the shock political news that Natalie Elphicke has defected to Labour.

The Dover MP released a statement criticising the Prime Minister’s record on tackling small boat crossings – saying he’s ‘failing to keep our borders safe and secure’.

Hear from a leading charity in Dover that works with asylum seekers, we have also spoken to the leader of Dover District Council and Rochester and Strood rep Kelly Tolhurst.

Also in today’s podcast, drivers have reported having to queue for an hour to pay to get out of a car park in Folkestone after new charges were introduced.

Cameras have also been installed at the site on Sandgate Road. Kate joins us with the details.

Volunteers at a youth club in north Kent have started a petition after it was forced to close.

The facility on Hall Road in Northfleet is one of a number across the county that have shut – as the county council creates ‘family hubs’ instead. Hear from a teenager who worked there, and a mum whose son used to go along.

A Kent school’s been given funding to take children to visit an art gallery, as figures show more than a quarter of pupils across the country haven’t been on a school trip.

Long Mead Community Primary in Tonbridge took the Year 4 and 5 classes to the Turner Contemporary in Margate.

And in football, there’ll be an open-top bus parade this weekend to celebrate Bromley’s pomotion into league two…

They beat Solihull Moors on penalties in their final at Wembley.