Podcast: Crime commissioner calls for inquiry as M20 is closed in search for terror suspect Daniel Khalife who escaped from prison

Part of the M20 in Kent was shut today as a huge manhunt for an escaped prisoner continued.

Daniel Khalife managed to escape from Wandsworth jail in south London yesterday. It’s led to Kent’s police and crime commissioner calling for a full investigation into what happened.

Also in today’s podcast, the roof of a Kent theatre could need to be replaced after it was found to contain a potentially dangerous form of concrete.

We’ve already been told the Orchard in Dartford will be closed until the end of the month while investigations take place. Hear from the council leader Jeremy Kite.

We’ve got an update on Eurostar and whether they are ever going to stop at stations in Kent again.

Trains haven’t called at Ashford or Ebbsfleet international since the first Covid lockdown back in March 2020.

KentOnline’s Liane Castle has been to an important meeting about it in Ashford and reports back.

It’s Kent Test day for thousands of pupils across the county.

The results will determine which children can apply for a place at a grammar school for next September. But some say the system is outdated and needs to be scrapped. We’ve been speaking to a campaigner.

And, there are concerns Kent could lose millions of pounds as a result of the writers and actors strike going on in Hollywood.

In a good year, film and tv production in Kent can bring in as much as £8 million to the local economy – but this year we’ll see nowhere near that amount. 

We’ve been chatting to Gabrielle Lindemann from the Kent Film Office.