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Podcast: Villagers between Ashford and Folkestone complain about bright sign outside The Tiger Inn

A deal has been signed between France and Britain in a bid to reduce the number of asylum seekers crossing the Channel to Kent in small boats.

For the first time, British officers will work in control rooms in France. There will also be extra patrols of beaches, more CCTV and sniffer dogs used around ports.

Hear from Home Secretary Suella Braverman and Kay Marsh who’s from Dover based charity Samphire and doesn’t think the measures will solve the issue.

Also in today’s podcast, a man’s been charged with two counts of attempted murder after two men were hit by a car in Maidstone town centre.

They were both taken to hospital and one’s in a serious condition after the collision.

Warm banks are being opened across the county as some of us struggle with the cost of living.

The rising costs of energy and food have left some in Kent saying they’re in a desperate situation. Our colleagues from KMTV have been to a cafe in Dover that’s extended its opening hours so people can stay warm.

We’ve also got reaction from Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay who says government support is enough.

Kent County Council have written to the government warning they could go bankrupt within the next couple of years, unless they get more financial support.

Their budget is apparently at “breaking point”.

Firefighters have spent the weekend dealing with a huge blaze at a farm near Rochester. Hear from Keith Loveridge who owns the land and says the blaze could affect their livestock this winter.

The owners of a pub near Ashford have come under fire because of one of their signs.

The Tiger Inn’s new illuminated sign faces onto neighbouring properties – with some complaining the brightness shines into their living rooms and bedrooms. Lucy Hickmott has been reading a statement from the pub’s owner.

In sport, and after beating premier league side Brentford in the Carabao Cup – Gillingham crashed back down to earth at the weekend.

They were beaten 2-0 by Northampton Town at Priestfield on Saturday – we’ve got reaction from manager Neil Harris.

Gymnast Giarnni Regini-Moran has been chatting about his success at the recent World Championships and how he’s hoping to inspire the next generation.

And, Sam Billings says he’s going to focus on playing for Kent next season, after chosing not to take part in the Indian Premier League.