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  2. Free Ashford magazine to continue

    Dean Kilpatrick

    Local Democracy Reporter

    A taxpayer-funded magazine sent to every household in the Ashford borough is set to become a permanent fixture.

    Council leader Gerry Clarkson said a year's trial of the Ashford For You magazine had proved to be "hugely successful".

    "It's going through the door of every house in the borough. It's been very well received."

    Ashford Borough Council has previously acknowledged other authorities have ditched paper-based publications as a result of the costs involved, as well the change in how people engage with local government.

    Some 56,000 magazines are distributed each quarter through their letterbox.

    Ashford For You magazine
  3. New homes 'increase flood risk'

    Caitlin Webb

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Councillors have raised fears the effect of building "huge numbers" of new homes will have on flooding, due to increased demands on the sewer system.

    At a scrutiny committee meeting at Kent County Council, Councillor Tony Hills, said: "Climate change is undeniably having the effect of increasing the threat of flooding at the same time as major housing developments are taking place in Kent and the South East.

    Chairman of the scrutiny committee Councillor Andy Booth praised the report but also raised his concerns about the effect of housing.

    He said: "There are extraordinary levels of pressure put on both county and districts for building houses and homes - these are huge numbers that we are talking about and contemplating."

    "This affects the delivery of water services and the management of flood risk."

  4. Council outlines plans for disadvantaged children

    Caitlin Webb

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Kent County Council have outlined their plans of action to ensure disadvantaged children are not missing out at school.

    Parents on universal credit earning up to £7,500 per year are entitled to extra funding for their child's education, called pupil premium.

    However the report revealed awareness of the funding available is a key reason why an estimated 21% of eligible primary school children are missing out on the benefits.

    Councillors spent more than eight months gathering evidence of how funds are being spent to help school children from poor families.

    This comes as there are fears money allocated for disadvantaged children is being used to keep schools afloat rather than help the children most at need.

    Following the report from the cross-party select committee, the directorate for children, young people and education plans to reform how pupil premium is handled by schools.

    To encourage take up of the scheme, KCC is running a series of focus groups with schools and is producing a toolkit for schools to use this feedback.

    The company owned by KCC, The Education People, is being tasked with sharing the best practice for pupil premium children with schools across the county.

  5. Motorists using village as rat run, locals claim

    Caitlin Webb

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Villagers in Kent are calling for police to patrol their streets as motorists are ignoring a driving ban.

    Motorists are continuing to use Detling as a rat run despite there being a prohibition order on their main roads during rush hour.

    Kent County Council placed a driving restriction between 7am to 9.30am from Monday to Friday for the length of Pilgrims Way and The Street following a public consultation in May 2016.

    However, Detling is popular for motorists as it is in a prime spot to avoid traffic on the A249 and the M20.

    Parish councillor John Clayton told villagers on Tuesday how he had got in touch with policing inspector, Jody Gagan-Cook, from the Maidstone community safety unit to increase police presence. He said: "What we have found is that if police arrive, the traffic turn around.

    "The police cars and the florescent jackets are a deterrent, we can use this with a PCSO to start issuing turn around notices."

    He added PCSOs do not have the power to fine people but can issue a warning, which is still effective.

    Kent Police has offered to assign a volunteer police officer for the village twice a week. Additionally councillor Clayton added there is the option of introducing a volunteer speed watch into the village for £600 to cover the price of training.

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    Video caption: Drink-driver jailed for Surrey motorway crash

    The driver ran across lanes of live motorway.

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    Severe accident: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe accident, from J3 for A322 Bagshot to J4 for A331 Frimley Interchange.

    M3 Surrey - Stationary traffic on M3 southbound from J3, A322 (Bagshot) to J4, A331 (Camberley), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe accident, from J6 for B2235 to J7 for M23.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J6, B2235 (Godstone) to J7 M23, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, at J3 for A322 Bagshot.

    M3 Surrey - M3 lane closed on exit slip road and queuing traffic southbound at J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, after J5 for M26.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M25 clockwise after J5 M26, because of a broken down car.

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

  11. Police appeal after fruit machines damaged

    Police are investigating after a man used a stool to smash three fruit machines at a betting shop in Eastbourne.

    Officers released images of a man they would like to speak to about the alleged criminal damage, which took place at Paddy Power in Terminus Road on 26 October.

    Man smashes fruit machines
  12. Man suffers head injuries in Littlehampton assault

    A 23-year-old man has been seriously assaulted in Littlehampton, police have said.

    The victim suffered head injuries in the attack in High Street between 03:00 and 03:30 GMT on Sunday 4 November.

    He is being treated in the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

    A 26-year-old man has been charged in connection with what happened and bailed to appear before Worthing magistrates on Tuesday 11 December.

  13. Residents object to commuter parking in village

    Caitlin Webb

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Residents say their Kent village is being used by commuters as an unofficial park and ride.

    They say cars line the pavements of Detling as drivers attempt to save money on parking in nearby Maidstone.

    They claim motorists drive separately to the village then share lifts for their onward journeys, blocking half of the road that leads to a busy route into Maidstone.

    Detling is a popular parking spot for motorists as there are few restrictions and it is in a prime spot between the A249 and the M20, within ten minutes' drive from Maidstone.

  14. Sussex marks #Remembrance2018 with poem

    This weekend marks 100 years since the end of World War One.

    BBC Sussex asked people across the county to record three verses of the poem "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon to help pay tribute to those who fought and died.

    Children from Upper Beeding Primary School, Sussex Police and members of Eastbourne RNLI were among the contributors.

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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, after J2 for A20.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M20 westbound after J2, A20 (Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit), because of a broken down lorry.

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