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Podcast: Tributes to Thorley Taverns founder Frank Thorley following his death at the age of 87

Tributes are being paid to the founder of Kent pub chain Thorley Taverns following his death at the age of 87.

Frank Thorley started the business in London before moving to Thanet.

He has been described as a ‘legend’ and our business editor Chris Britcher says he will be greatly missed.

Also in today’s podcast, a video showing a group of young people hurling racist abuse at two girls in the centre of Maidstone, has gone viral.

The sisters – who have Nepalese heritage – were targeted outside Primark on Week Street.

We’ve got reaction from some of Kent’s MPs after Boris Johnson spent three hours defending his actions over lockdown parties in Downing Street.

A committee questioned the former Prime Minister over whether he lied to Parliament about knowing he broke the rules. 

A pop-up cafe and pantry in Tunbridge Wells that’s trying to cut food waste and tackle the cost of living crisis has been given a grant to carry on the work they do.

Charlie’s Angels Kitchens launched in 2021 after managing to raise money via a GoFundMe. The woman who set it up has been speaking to reporter Charlotte Phillips.

And in sport, we have details of Emma Raducanu’s first round game at the Miami Open.