Podcast: Tributes paid to young couple killed in crash in Woodchurch near Ashford

Tributes have been paid to a young couple who died in a crash near Ashford.

Friends of Josh Alexander and Jessica  Poole have posted messages on socials after the tragedy in Woodchurch on Monday.

Also in today’s podcast, a Kent aid worker says he fears for people in villages in southern Ukraine which have flooded following an explosion which destroyed a dam..

Low lying areas in Kherson have been left under water since the blast. Hear from Brian Grove from Sittingbourne who’s currently travelling to the region.

A campaign has started in Medway to crack down on people who park illegally or inconsiderately outside schools.

The idea is to keep cars away from schools at peak times so it’s safer for pupils and parents to walk. We have been speaking to councillor Tris Osborne and looking at some of your thoughts on it.

A village pub that was forced to close during the pandemic has reopened after a £150,000 revamp.

The Royal Oak in Mersham, which is a Grade II listed building, had been empty since October 2020. Reporter Liane Castle has been speaking to the new owner.

As Pride month continues we’ve been finding out about one of the new events happening in Kent this year.

For the first time, there’ll be a Pride in Deal. Hear from one of the organisers.

And in sport, it was another defeat for Kent in the T20 Blast.

We’ve got details of the score against Essex at Canterbury last night.