Podcast: Ashford residents fear M20 closure could cause traffic chaos this weekend

Residents in Ashford are worried local roads will be gridlocked this weekend as part of the M20 is going to be closed.

The official diversion route is 88 miles long, and it’s feared drivers won’t follow it.

Also in today’s episode, a man has been jailed after crashing his car during a police chase after stealing a litter of puppies and their mum in Canterbury.

A woman also suffered life-changing injuries in the head-on collision.

Runners from all over Kent will be taking part in the London Marathon this weekend.

We’ve spoken to a secondary school teacher from Dartford who’s taking on the 26.2 mile challenge to raise money for a charity that helped her dad.

Schoolchildren are involved in parades to mark St George’s Day in Gravesend and Dartford.

Celebrations will be held across the county over the weekend, with plenty of other events to keep you busy.

And in football, Gillingham make the long trip north to take on Bradford City tomorrow.

The Gills have already secured league two safety, but the boss says he wants to finish the season strongly.