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Podcast: Man dies on M20 after serious crash between Aylesford and West Malling

A man in his 50s has died following a crash on the M20.

He was driving an Audi which collided with two other vehicles on the London bound stretch yesterday evening.

It meant the motorway had to be shut for more than 14 hours.

Also in today’s podcast, it’s been confirmed, nurses in Kent and Medway will be part of national strikes for the first time in the New Year.

The Royal College of Nursing says there’ll be new walkouts at hospitals across much of England on the 18th and 19th January.

Hear from a former nurse at East Kent Hospitals Trust.

We’re being warned to expect disruption on Kent’s roads over the next couple of days, as millions of people travel for Christmas.

The AA’s issued an amber traffic warning, with particular concern for motorways like the M25 and M20.

We speak to Toby Howe from the Kent Resilience Forum, which plans for events like this.

A man who almost died after contracting TB while living on the streets in Canterbury is going to feature in a new three-part documentary.

Nick Chamberlain’s told us he kept going to A&E because he was feeling so unwell, but struggled to get treatment.

He was being filmed by Joe Spence who was doing a PhD at the University of Kent –  he covered Nick’s story for five years and helped him get live-saving treatment.

Elsewhere, a homelessness charity has told the KentOnline Podcast, they fear more people will be out on the streets in the New Year because of the cost of living crisis.

Figures from Maidstone Homeless Care show the number of people in need of food parcels has reached more than 300 a month.

And, a Kent historian’s been giving us her predictions for what will feature in the King’s Speech this weekend.

It’s the first time he’ll deliver the special Christmas message since becoming monarch.