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Podcast: Weddings cancelled as The Blue Pigeons hotel in Worth suddenly closes

More weddings have been cancelled after a second hotel in Kent announced it was closing.

Couples due to have a ceremony at The Blue Pigeons in Worth have been told to find another venue.

It comes just a day after a hotel in Tonbridge announced it was closing at the end of the month – hear from the owner of a venue that’s managed to step in and help some of the grooms and brides-to-be.

Also in today’s podcast, figures show hundreds of patients are being kept in hospitals in Kent even though they’re well enough to be discharged.

In the first week of December, 3,500 beds across the county were being taken up by people who didn’t need to be there.

Charities have raised concerns about whether the human rights of asylum seekers in the UK are being met.

Politicians have been told 35,000 refugees are currently being kept in hotels after crossing the Channel to Kent in small boats.

The Podcast has been told talks will take place with the new man in charge of Kent police on how to reduce the pressure on officers.

We told you in yesterday’s episode how a survey’s revealed 1 in 6 are considering resigning from the force within the next two years. Hear from the chair of the Kent Police Federation.

The £1million transformation of a stretch of Canterbury’s high street into a leafy boulevard is expected to get under way next week.

Shoppers are likely to see contractors moving onto the site in St George’s Street on Monday, ahead of the six-month redevelopment.

And in sport, Gillingham’s game against Crawley Town next month has sold out – after the club announced the tickets were ‘pay what you can’.

They’re fighting for survival in the football league and will now have a packed Priestfield on February, 4.