Podcast: Major roadworks getting underway today set to cause five weeks of disruption

Drivers are being warned to expect major disruption as a section of the A249 is going to be closed for the next five weeks.

The southbound stretch will be shut between the Stockbury Roundabout and Church Hill as part of ongoing work to improve the M2 junction.

Also in today’s podcast, ahead  of the sentencing of an asylum seeker charged with manslaughter, we talk to a specialist prosecutor from the Crown Prosecution Service. 

Ibrahima Bah piloted an “overloaded and vulnerable” dinghy across the English Channel on which four people drowned – he’s in court today. 

A drunk thug spotted driving through a new-build estate with a flat tyre threatened to “drop” a police officer before being wrestled to the ground.

The Folkestone man had been out boozing before a witness saw him at the wheel in Cheriton. 

There have been tributes after the tragic death of a “special, caring and funny” teenager from Dymchurch. 

The 15-year-old died earlier this month – just five months after being diagnosed with bone cancer.

And you can hear from the Gillingham boss about tomorrow’s Hollywood fixture. 

The Gills welcome Wrexham to Priestfield for a sold out League 2 clash.