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Podcast: Maidstone’s Alessia Russo scores cheeky backheel goal to see England through to the final of the women’s Euros

July 27, 2022

Is football finally coming home?

England are through to the final of the women's Euros - thanks to an incredibly cheeky backheel goal from Maidstone's Alessia Russo.

The 23-year-old scored the third on the night as it finished 4-0 against Sweden in Sheffield.

Hear from our sports reporter Tom Reeves and Alessia has been describing 'that goal'.

Also in today's podcast, it's been a difficult journey to work for anyone in Kent who can't avoid travelling by train.

Very few services have been running due to strike action.

Hear from Network Rail and the RMT union.

A woman's described the moment she was knocked down by an e-scooter in a hit and run in Canterbury.

Sarah Carter was left seriously injured and needed surgery after it happened earlier this month and has been speaking to our reporter Gerry Warren.

Bosses at one of Kent's biggest attractions say something must be done to fix travel problems at Dover.

After last weekend's chaos, there have again been queues at the port today as people try to get away for a summer break.

It's being blamed on high demand at border control after extra checks were brought in because of Brexit.

We've been speaking to Neil McCollum from English Heritage which runs Dover Castle.

It's being claimed today that French and British emergency services passed responsibility on to each other when dozens of people drowned in the English Channel last year.

A rubber dinghy sank in November, killing 31 asylum seekers and an unborn baby.

And in sport, Kent sprinter Dina Asher-Smith has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games with a hamstring injury.

The 26-year-old from Orpington picked up the problem during the recent World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

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