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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey northbound severe accident, between J3 for A322 Lightwater and J2 for M25.

    M3 Surrey - Three lanes closed and queuing traffic on M3 London-bound between J3, A322 (Lightwater) and J2 M25, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe accident, between J5 for A249 Sittingbourne and J6 for A251.

    M2 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M2 coastbound between J5, A249 (Sittingbourne) and J6, A251 (Faversham), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

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    Severe accident: A21 Kent southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A21 Kent southbound severe accident, between Longfield Road and A228 Tunbridge Wells.

    A21 Kent - A21 Pembury Road in Pembury blocked and stationary traffic southbound between North Farm Roundabout and Tunbridge Wells, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  4. #thisisme: Megan's story

    Teenager Megan says her respite carer helps give her independence.

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    Video caption: Respite care gives Kent teenager independence
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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Delays in meeting vulnerable children's needs

    A county councillor whose child has special needs has attacked Kent County Council (KCC) for delays in arranging special care for vulnerable young people.

    Councillor Nick Chard said the council is stopping people under the age of 25 from receiving specialist education by not providing legal documents in time.

    Local authorities must issue an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for every child with special educational needs so they can apply for therapy or a place at a special needs schools or colleges.

    However, KCC is failing to complete this work within the 20-week deadline in 40% of cases, according to a report presented at the council's governance and audit committee meeting on Thursday.

    The Concervative councillor, whose son has an EHCP, said KCC was “not meeting their statutory duty”.

    “These are some of the most vulnerable children and families that we have and quite often they are not able to stand up for themselves and speak up for themselves.”

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  7. Delays at Dover could cost freight companies millions warn Labour

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

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    Video caption: Sir Keir Starmer, shadow Brexit secretary

    Why is everyone so worried about Dover?

    It really comes down to speed and space.

    Over the years, the Port has got more and more efficient so drivers can arrive, get on a boat and get off in France with minimal interruption. That means it can get large volumes of traffic through, very quickly, in an almost constant flow.

    The downside is that any interruption to that flow causes delay and disruption.

    Which is where space comes in. The physical port is not large; there's simply nowhere to put backed-up traffic so it spills out onto surrounding roads.

    Hemmed in by cliffs, sea and the town itself, the port has nowhere to expand.

    For a final problem, its speed means it's a favoured route for perishable goods (like fruit or medicine) so delays don't have to be long before they start causing serious issues for freight firms.

  8. Truckstop 'to tackle illegal HGV parking'

    Plans to double the size of the Ashford International Truckstop have been announced.

    If approved, the changes would see parking for 600 lorries, which the applicants have said will help reduce illegal overnight parking in the area.

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    Image caption: The plans include 400 new homes and commercial space

    The proposals for Waterbrook, near junction 10 of the M20, also include 400 new homes and commercial space which would bring about 750 jobs.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26 affecting J7 for M23.

    M25 Surrey - Very slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of an accident involving car and van earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J7 M23.

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

  10. Kent teen faces losing arm after cancelled operation

    The family of a Kent teenager who faces having his arm amputated after his operation was cancelled, are desperately trying to raise £45,000 to pay for it.

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    Video caption: Kent family raise money to save teen's arm from amputation after cancelled op
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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J10 for A3 and J11 for A317.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J11, A317 (Chertsey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. Police release CCTV footage of driver mounting kerb

    Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a teenage driver mounted a kerb in Crawley.

    The 19-year-old from Lingfield in Surrey narrowly avoided colliding with two officers as he tried to evade arrest in College Road last December.

    He admitted dangerous driving.

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    Video caption: Police release CCTV footage of driver mounting kerb
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    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A322 Lightwater and J4 for A331.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J3, A322 (Lightwater) and J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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