Podcast: Stagecoach cancels 4,000 bus journeys in Kent in a month leaving passengers angry and frustrated

Bus passengers have been left angry and frustrated after an operator cancelled 4,000 journeys in a month.

Stagecoach say a shortage of drivers is to blame and they have promised improvements will be made. Hear from reporter and regular bus user Rhys Griffiths and we have a full statement from the company.

Also in the podcast, it is being reported convicted criminals could avoid jail from next week because prisons are full.

Crown Court judges have apparently been told to delay sentencing hearings to try to manage numbers. Hear from Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat.

It’s been revealed a Kent theatre may have to stay closed for a year, after potentially dangerous concrete was found in the roof.

The cost of repairing the Orchard in Dartford could run to £7 million – we’ve got reaction from the landlord of a nearby pub.

A group of dads who have experienced baby loss have called for more support and understanding of their feelings.

They’ve spoken in a hard hitting podcast released to mark baby loss awareness week and produced with Medway charity Abigail’s Footsteps.

Six primary schools in Kent have been given free waterproofs and wellies so children can spend more time outdoors.

Pupils in Chatham, Sittingbourne, Tunbridge Wells, Whitstable and Birchington are the latest to benefit from the scheme by The Outdoor Guide Foundation. We’ve caught up with TV’s Gemma Hunt who supports the organisation.

And in sport, and the Gillingham chairman says he’s vetting candidates from around the world as they look to appoint a new manager.

Neil Harris was sacked last week following a run of three games without a win.