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Children in Need raises £3.9m in South East

It's been another great fundraising achievement for BBC South East's annual Children in Need appeal.

This year our party was held at Allington Castle near Maidstone.

Whitstable Castle Halloween Party
Whitstable Castle Halloween Party raised £250 through donations, a raffle, an auction - and zombie musical chairs

So far almost £3.9m has been raised across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Thank you to everyone who took part for all your fantastic fundraising efforts.

Today's South East news website headlines

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The Argus: Lewes murder: Man charged over Nicola Stevenson's death

Kent Online: Church faces closure after 900 years

Get Surrey: Major accidents causing hours of delays

ChichesterObserver: Sussex baby airlifted to hospital after she stopped breathing is to feature in national charity Christmas appeal

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man jailed for lifeboat station burglary

Crawley and Horley Observer: Sussex Murder enquiry: Police reveal identity of victim and make second arrest

Worthing Herald: Bomb disposal team called to Worthing beach

Mid Sussex Times: Mid Sussex General Election candidates officially announced

Brighton & Hove News: Former Brighton & Hove Albion trialist goes into Celebrity Jungle

HastingsObserver: Inquest into St Leonards hospice fire deaths to reopen

Brighton & Hove Independent: East Sussex lifeboat assists as migrant vessel is brought to shore in Dungeness

M25 crashes cause severe delays

Rush hour commuters are facing severe delays on the M25 in Surrey and Sussex after two crashes this morning.

Highways England said traffic has been stopped clockwise between junctions nine at Leatherhead and junctions 10 at Wisley while traffic officers work to clear the scene of one collision.

Meanwhile, an earlier crash between junctions eight and nine at Reigate also stopped the motorway traffic. Highways England warned of two hour delays with queues stretching back 16 miles to J5.

The scene of the first crash has now been cleared.

Severe congestion: M25 Surrey clockwise

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M25 Surrey clockwise severe congestion, from J6 for A22 to J8 for A217 Brighton Road.

M25 Surrey - Severe delays and queues for seven miles on M25 clockwise from J6, A22 (Godstone) to J8, A217 (Reigate). Congestion to the A217 and A23 as traffic diverts. Travel time is an hour and 15 minutes.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time