Podcast: Traders in Ashford fear the closure of the Park Mall car park will lead to anti-social behaviour

Traders in Ashford are worried the closure of a car park could lead to anti-social behaviour.

The Park Mall site has been shut for essential maintenance, but council bosses have revealed it’s impossible to say when it will reopen.

Hear from people who work in the town.

Also in today’s podcast, a report’s found the Met Police could be missing murders because they still hasn’t learned lessons after mistakes in catching serial killer Stephen Port.

He’s serving a life sentence for drugging and killing four men – including 21-year-old Daniel Whitworth from Gravesend.

There are calls for immediate action to improve conditions at a Young Offender Institution in Kent after an inspection found a quarter of boys in solitary confinement.

Cookham Wood was visited earlier this month and a damning report out today has revealed how two teenagers had been kept on their own for more than 100 days. Hear from the Chief Inspector of Prisons, plus we have reaction from the Howard League for Penal Reform.

We’re being urged to take our cyber safety seriously – as part of Stalking Awareness Week.

A charity set up following the death of Clare Burnal from Tunbridge Wells, who was killed by her stalker-ex, is urging young people in particular to know the signs.

Bosses at a north Kent company who feared they were ‘one flood away from going under’ are now confident their future is secure.

Over the past five years, staff at Dartford Composites were regularly having to clear water every time it rained.

We’ve got details of everything going on in Kent this bank holiday weekend.

And in sport, hear from the Gillingham manager and defender Cheye Alexander ahead of their final home game of the season against Newport County.