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Podcast: Medway Tunnel closure over ’systems problem’ causes traffic chaos

There’s been major disruption on the roads after the sudden closure of the Medway Tunnel.

Engineers have been working to fix the problem but drivers are having to use alternative routes leading to long delays.

Hear from one driver who got stuck in the congestion.

Also in today’s podcast, a search in the Channel has been called off, more than 40 hours after a boat carrying asylum seekers capsized.

Four people died and 39 were rescued from the icy waters near Dungeness.

A teenager’s been told to expect a long prison sentence after admitting killing a father in an attack outside a Maidstone pub.

Andrew Looseley died in hospital a few days after being punched in the head near the Hare and Hounds in Lower Boxley Road in August.

The KentOnline Podcast has been told how more and more professionals are turning to a foodbank in Kent for help this Christmas.

The Trussell Trust runs the Deal Area Foodbank which opened 10 years ago – hear from their project co-ordinator.

Kent’s first so-called eco-hotel has opened on the site of a former language school in Folkestone.

The building in Cheriton Place had sat empty for two years before Emma Howitt and her business partner took it on. Emma has been speaking to our reporter Chantal Weller.

And, Gillingham’s game this weekend has been called off because of a frozen pitch at Stockport County.

Meantime, boss Neil Harris has been chatting about Elkan Baggott’s decision not to take up the chance to play some international football.