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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J3 for M20 J1 to J2 for A2.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J3, M20 J1 (Swanley Interchange) to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Pedestrian crossing for busy Eastbourne road

    Huw Oxburgh

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Plans to bring a pedestrian crossing to a busy Eastbourne road have been given the go ahead.

    East Sussex County Council’s deputy leader Nick Bennett signed off on proposals to install a new toucan crossing on Friday Street, near to the Oak Tree Lane cut through.

    Councillor Alan Shuttleworth said: "It is a scheme that has been much needed for a long time. It is a very, very busy road with traffic sometimes travelling beyond the speed limit."

  3. Fire at Chatham Docks

    About 500 tonnes of recycling waste has caught fire in an industrial unit in Chatham Docks, Kent Fire and Rescue Service says.

    The blaze broke out at about 06:35 BST, a spokesman for the fire service said.

    At its height five crews were at the scene, but this has since been scaled back to three.

    "Good progress is being made and crews are expected to be on site until this afternoon," the spokesman said.

  4. New village green rejected

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans to create a new village green in Kent have been rejected after a dispute over who owns the parcel of land.

    The 0.57 acre site at Grove Park Avenue in Borden near Sittingbourne is a strip of grassed open space at the junction of Wises Lane and A2 London Road.

    A public inquiry was held in connection with the matter in April last year after objections were made.

    An independent inspector deemed the parcel of land unsuitable to become a village green as it was considered “highway land”, which had been owned by Kent County Council since 1969.

    Highway land refers to an area where the public have the right to use to “pass and repass without hindrance”.

    Grove Park Avenue, Borden
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    Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, after J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

    M25 Surrey - Queues on M25 anticlockwise after J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of an accident involving lorry and three cars earlier on. Congestion to almost back to J13 A30 (Staines). All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M2 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent westbound severe accident, at J3 for A2045 Chatham.

    M2 Kent - M2 partially blocked and it's heavy westbound at J3, A2045 (Chatham), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe accident, after J9 for A20 Fougeres Way.

    M20 Kent - Two lanes closed and queues for 2.5 miles on M20 London-bound after J9, A20 (Ashford), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car. Travel time is around 20 to 25 minutes.

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

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    Severe disruption: M23 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 Surrey northbound severe disruption, before J8 for M25.

    M23 Surrey - One lane closed on M23 northbound before J8 M25, because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

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

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    Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, from J6 for A22 to J5 for M26.

    M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed on M25 anticlockwise from J6, A22 (Godstone) to J5 M26, because of an accident.

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

  10. Video content

    Video caption: American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber pilots honoured

    A memorial service is held for the UK-based crew of two American Flying Fortress bombers.

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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J3 for A2045 Chatham.

    M2 Kent - M2 lane closed on exit slip road and queues eastbound at J3, A2045 (Chatham), because of a break down.

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