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Podcast: ’Netflix, Amazon, and HBO’ linked film studios in Ashford set to open in 2025

The KentOnline Podcast’s been told how the conversion of the old Newtown railway works in Ashford will be one of six major projects bringing investment to the town.

It’s set to become studio space and has already been linked to Netflix, Amazon and HBO.

It’s rumoured it could be open by July 2025 – hear from council leader Gerry Clarkson, who says it’s “very exciting times” for the area.

Also today, Kent has been reacting to Rishi Sunak becoming the first British Asian Prime Minister.

It comes just days after Liz Truss said she couldn’t deliver the mandate on which she was elected by the Conservative Party.

Our Political Editor explains what we can expect from Mr Sunak, and we speak to the Kent Chamber of Commerce about what businesses need amid economic instability.

We’ve also been chatting with Gurvinder Sandher, the Chief Executive of the Kent Equality Cohesion Council, about what his appointment means for under-represented communities.

And in football, Gillingham are away to table-toppers Leyton Orient in League Two later.

The Gills – who’re 19th – have picked up in form lately, having gone seven games unbeaten in all competitions.

But manager Neil Harris has told the KentOnline Podcast that they’ll have to play much better against tonight’s opponents.