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Podcast: Warning over icy roads in Kent as cold conditions remain for the rest of the week

A woman has been taken to hospital following a crash on an icy road in Ashford.

Police and ambulance crews were called at about 6.30am.

It comes as we’re reminded to take extra care while out and about because of the freezing conditions.

Hear from a forecaster at the Met Office on what’s in store for the rest of the week and whether we might have a white Christmas.

Also in today’s podcast, the first in a series of rail strikes in Kent over Christmas and New Year is under way.

There’ll be serious disruption between now and January 7 as members of the RMT union walkout or refuse to do overtime.

Hear from Southeaster, Network Rail and the general secretary of the RMT.

More safe and legal routes are going to be set up for people wanting to seek asylum in the UK.

The Prime Minister’s been speaking in the Commons about how the Government plans to tackle the issue of small boats crossing the Channel to Kent.

A small business owner says she’s going to have to bring in security after a thief ran off with a load of jewellery during the Westgate Christmas lights switch on.

Two busts full of necklaces were taken from Bling and Rocks.

We’ve been catching up with a Dartford teenager who is set to take on a cycling marathon in a bid raise funds for research into Alzheimer’s.

Piper Monk is aiming to use a static bike to complete the challenge in under three hours at her school, Wilmington Academy.

A Kent nature reserve has been named as a champion site for one of the UK’s rarest bumblebees.

Victory Wood near Whitstable was bought by the Woodland Trust in 2004, and has since become a haven for wildlife.

And, congratulations to Olivia Coleman who has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in a new movie filmed in Kent.