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Hundreds of people have lined streets in Maidstone to remember four men who died in a crash near Headcorn.

Johnny Cash, his son Johnboy, Miles 'smiler' Cash and Jacko Cosgrove died when the car they were in hit a tree earlier this month as they travelled to watch the fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on TV.

An inquest into their deaths has also got under way - hear from our reporter who was there.

Also in today's podcast, millions of people are set to get a pay rise next year.

The chancellor has announced the minimum wage will go up from from from 8-pounds-91 to 9-pounds-50 and a freeze on public sector pay is also being scrapped.

But many fears families won't be any better off - hear from Neil Charlick who runs the Gillingham Street Angels and a Chatham woman who's on universal credit.

The owner of a Maidstone restaurant fears his business could suffer again, after another large sinkhole closed the road outside.

The Taj Barming suffered an estimated £200,000 loss in revene the last time a void opened up nearby.

Mimi Webb has been telling us how her music teachers at Kent College gave her the confidence to get into the industry.

And the Gillingham manager reveals he's not interested in the EFL Trophy ahead of their game tonight.

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