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Summary

  1. Plans to cut adult social care funding in East Sussex by nearly £750,000 will go before the council today.
  2. Conservationists at the Wildwood Animal Park in Kent are taking a step closer to reintroducing red squirrels into the countryside.
  3. Medway Council has made a u-turn on its decision to stop residents from outside the area from using waste and recycling centres for free.
  4. News, sport and travel updates from Sussex, Kent and Surrey

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, from A259 Havant Road to A259 Cathedral Way.

    A27 Hampshire - A27 closed and queuing traffic eastbound from Emsworth Junction in Emsworth to Fishbourne Roundabout in Chichester, because of an accident. Congestion to Cutmill.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and M25.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and M25, Clacket Lane Services, because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J10 for A3.

    M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M25 clockwise at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Public consultations on adult social care savings

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    Plans to cut adult social care funding by £730,000 in East Sussex are to go out to public consultation.

    Proposals to consult on removing the subsidy for meals in the community - currently received by about 750 people across the county - and a review of long-term support for working age adults were approved by East Sussex County Council's lead member for adult social care and health earlier.

    Both proposals will now be subject to 10 week public consultations.

    The consultation into the meals in the community subsidy will begin on 28 May, while the consultation on long-term support for working age adults will start on 4 June.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 West Sussex northbound severe disruption, from J9 for to J8 for M25 J7.

    M23 West Sussex - One lane closed on M23 northbound in Surrey from J9, Gatwick Airport to J8 M25 J7, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M23 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between M25 and J10 for A264 Copthorne Way.

    M23 Surrey - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M23 southbound between M25 and J10, A264 (Crawley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey northbound severe accident, before J2 for M25 J12.

    M3 Surrey - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M3 northbound before J2 M25 J12, because of an accident.

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

  8. Video content

    Video caption: Workshop to teach dads to style their daughters' hair

    A workshop has been set up to teach dads how to style their daughters' hair.

  9. Video content

    Video caption: These biscuits help to bridge the generational divide

    A community project in Kent is bringing young and old together.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J1A for A282.

    M25 Kent - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J1a, A282 (Swanscombe), because of a broken down vehicle, all traffic being temporarily held and recovery work. Congestion to J3 (M20 Swanley interchange).

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A29 West Sussex southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A29 West Sussex southbound severe accident, at B2133 Adversane Lane.

    A29 West Sussex - A29 Stane Street in Adversane blocked and slow traffic southbound at the B2133 Adversane Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J10 for A3.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M25 clockwise at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J9 (Leatherhead).

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, from J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne to J5 for A20.

    M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 eastbound from J4, A228 (Leybourne) to J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, from J9 for A20 Fougeres Way to J8 for A20 Ashford Road Leeds Castle.

    M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 westbound from J9, A20 (Ashford) to J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Minibus carrying children involved in crash

    A minibus carrying children has been involved in a crash.

    The collision, which also involved two cars, happened shortly before 08:15 BST earlier at the junction of Tenterden Road and Rolvenden Hill, in Rolvenden.

    A woman from one of the cars suffered serious injuries and has been treated before being airlifted to a London hospital.

    The minibus was carrying a number of children, two of which have been taken to William Harvey Hospital for precautionary checks.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, from J7 for M23 to J8 for A217 Brighton Road.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J7 M23 to J8, A217 (Reigate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, from J2 for A20 London Road to J3 for M26.

    M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 eastbound from J2, A20 (Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit) to J3 M26, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  18. Video content

    Video caption: 'We must let them know how hugely grateful we are.'

    Joanna Lumley has pledged her continuing support for the Gurkhas.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, before Clacket Lane Services.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise before Clacket Lane Services, because of a broken down car.

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