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The owner of a piece of land in Kent where a huge rubbish tip has developed has hit out at the Environment Agency for failing to take strong enough action against those responsible.
The land will soon be cleared, but the family who've owned it for nearly seventy years say the people who leased the site and dumped the rubbish should have been held to account.
Sara Smith reports.
BBC South East Today
It's one of the most celebrated landscapes in Britain, and now the White Cliffs of Dover have been depicted in a commemorative five-pound coin produced by the Royal Mint.
Engraver Laura Clancy says it's the work she's most proud of in her career. I went to meet her at the Royal Mint in Wales.
Will the bank holiday be a scorcher?
Certainly looks that way!
The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has called for additional protections at Camber Sands after five men died at the beach.
Ms Rudd, whose constituency includes Camber Sands, says she will be meeting with the council, the RNLI and other local leaders to discuss what form these protections should take.Quote Message: I spoke to Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, to discuss what steps can be taken to try to prevent something similar from happening in the future. Camber Sands has strong riptides and we need to find ways to put additional protection in place. I urge everyone to look at the RNLI’s website to learn more about sea safety so they may have safe and enjoyable visits to the seaside this summer." from Amber Rudd MP Home SecretaryCopyright: BBC
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A friend of a backpacker who was stabbed to death has spoken of his devastation after being caught up in the attack.
Chris Porter, from Kent, has been discharged from hospital after reportedly damaging both ankles when he jumped from a second-storey window to flee the knifeman.
Mia Ayliffe-Chung (below), 21, was killed in the attack at the Shelley's Backpackers accommodation in Australia.Copyright: Facebook
Smail Ayad, 29, has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of serious animal cruelty and 12 counts of serious assault.
His case was adjourned after he failed to appear in court as "he had caused a disturbance".
Local Live reporter
Are you planning to go away this weekend? If so you're 1 in about 5.1 million people who will be heading off on breaks within the UK over the bank holiday weekend, tourism agency VisitEngland has estimated.
The good news: Officials said they are expected to generate about £1.3bn for the economy.
The bad news: The AA says traffic is likely to begin building up on Friday evening but the busiest single day for motorists is expected to be Saturday.
Read more on the story here.Copyright: PA
The Cyprus Mail claim the two men arrested in connection with a murder have reportedly admitted to killing Dartford's George Low two weeks ago in Ayia Napa.
The suspects, Mehmet Akpinar, 22, and Sali Ahmet, 43, fled to the Turkish-controlled north and were arrested for an unrelated offence.
Mr Low, a former club manager in Ayia Napa, and his friend Mr Barker are believed to have been stabbed after a row broke out about urinating in the street.
More from the Cyprus Mail here.Copyright: CYPRUS POLICE
So, will the heatwave continue for the Bank Holiday weekend? Here's my forecast.
Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Halstead where pensioners had boiling water poured over them have issued an image of a man they would like to speak to.
Police believe 26-year-old Drew Morris may have important information which could help following the burglary on 26 April 2016.Copyright: Kent Police
Lifeguards are to be deployed over the bank holiday weekend at Camber Sands, where five friends died during a day trip to the coast.
Rother District Council said the temporary RNLI lifeguard service would "reassure the public and advise on safety" at the East Sussex beach.
It follows the deaths on Wednesday of the five men in their teens and 20s from south-east London.
Relatives have criticised the lack of lifeguards at Camber.
The men who died have been named by police as:
- Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, from Erith
- Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan 22, from Erith
- Nitharsan Ravi, 22, from Plumstead
- Inthushan Sriskantharaja, 23, from Grays
- Gurushanth Srithavarajah, 27, from Welling
Sussex Police have formally named the five men who died at Camber Sands on Wednesday.
They are Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, and his brother Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, 22, both from Erith, and their friends Nitharsan Ravi, 22, from Plumstead, Inthushan Sriskantharaja, 23, of Grays and Gurushanth Srithavarajah, 27 of Welling.
The men all travelled together to Camber for the day on Wednesday where they died.
Their deaths have now been passed to the coroner.
Two ATMs were reportedly tampered with in Coldharbour Road, Northfleet.
Kent Police suspect thieves tried to steal the machines between 02:40 and 03:05 BST on Sunday.
Six migrants who tried to reach the Kent coast in a small inflatable have been rescued off the coast by a Border Force cutter.
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