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Podcast: Tributes paid to tree surgeon who died after being crushed at National Trust property in Kent

The partner of a tree surgeon who died after being crushed at a National Trust property in Kent has described her as ‘a beautiful soul, strong and inspirational’.

Debbie Austin was working to bring down the diseased Ash tree at Ightham Mote near Sevenoaks when it happened last December.

Also in today’s podcast, two legal challenges have been taking place today just hours before the first flight is due to take asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda.

The controversial policy was announced by the Prime Minister during a visit to Lydd earlier this year.

Hear from Boris Johnson and a charity who are against the idea.

As the price of fuel continues to rise, we’ve been finding out how businesses in Kent are being affected.

According to the RAC, the price of a litre of petrol has risen by a penny a day over the last week.

We’ve spoken to a travel firm based near Dover and a self-employed security officer from Chatham.

An audio trail, which shares the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, has launched in Maidstone. 

The ‘Not a Phase’ tour celebrates real stories through a series of interactive QR codes dotted around the town centre. 

And find out how we could use our gardens to help protect pollinators that are in decline.

We’ve been speaking to a leading expert after a report said populations of flying insects have decreased by 60 percent in the last 20 years.