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Podcast: We visit Ashford’s deserted international railway station and ask will Eurostar trains ever return?

May 19, 2022

Despite international travel resuming after the pandemic, one part of Kent that used to be a bustling transport hub, remains deserted.

Our reporter Rhys Griffiths has visited Ashford International Station.

Thousands of passengers used to pass through there ever year as they travelled to and from the Continent via Eurostar trains.

But, services haven't stopped in the town since March 2020 when the first national lockdown came into force.

Find out what it's like and if trains will ever return.

Also in today's podcast, a Medway mum fears there could be civil unrest if more isn't done to combat the rising cost of living.

Rita has been speaking after inflation reached a 40 year high.

Charities say more funding is needed to prevent homelessness in Kent.

Almost £1.5million has been spent on helping those struggling to pay their rent or mortgage because of the pandemic.

Hear what Catching Lives in Canterbury have to say.

The podcast has been told plans to bring in 'street votes' to decide whether a house can have an extension could lead to trouble between neighbours.

The government says it wants to find ways of engaging the public more in planning. Hear from the leader of Swale Borough Council.

And, find out which Kent star is going to be performing at the Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace next month.

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