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The Argus: Brighton to vote on adopting a homeless bill of rights

Kent Online: New cinema ticket prices a 'rip-off'

Get Surrey: Boy, 14, arrested after 'someone seen chasing two people with knife'

Chichester Observer: Man charged after Mercedes collides with four parked vehicles

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne driver banned and given heavy fine for failing to give information to police

Crawley and Horley Observer: Heatwave predicted for Horsham, Crawley, and Midhurst

Worthing Herald: Five-year-old boy 'slapped on a train' near Durrington

Mid Sussex Times: Dame Vera Lynn ‘horrified’ over decision to scrap free TV licences for over-75s

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton and Hove mayor replaces prayer tradition with poems read by children

Hastings Observer: Hastings MP Amber Rudd to meet Jack in the Green protesters outside Parliament

Brighton and Hove Independent: Regular people can help catch speeding and antisocial drivers in police speedwatch scheme

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, after J8 for A20 Ashford Road Leeds Castle.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked and it's very slow on M20 westbound after J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a break down.

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

Gastric patients relying on nutrition packs are hit by delays
A company making food packs for gastric patients says a new manufacturing process is slowing their delivery.

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The Argus: Three people float 150m offshore in inflatable

Kent Online: A28 speed limit at Chartham could be lowered after fatal crashes

Get Surrey: Man who had heart attack in Guildford thanks men for saving his life

Chichester Observer: Bognor man has been missing for a month

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne Pride in pictures

Crawley and Horley Observer: Person caught with baseball bat down trousers in Crawley is arrested

Worthing Herald: Shoreham children work with Age UK club members encouraging conversations

Mid Sussex Times: Sussex hotel fire: Amber Rudd praises fire service for 'swift and effective' response

Brighton and Hove News: Police seize cannabis from 30 people and arrest two men at Green Pride in Brighton

Hastings Observer: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman found dead at Bexhill flat

Brighton and Hove Independent: Man 'with gun' robs Sussex newsagents

Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe accident, between J9 for A20 Fougeres Way and J8 for A20 Ashford Road Leeds Castle.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked and queues for six miles on M20 westbound between J9, A20 (Ashford) and J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of an accident involving lorry and car. Travel time is around 30 to 35 minutes.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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

M20 Kent - One lane blocked and it's very slow on M20 westbound between J9, A20 (Ashford) and J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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

M20 Kent - One lane closed and queues on M20 westbound from J9, A20 (Ashford) to J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a break down. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe accident: A249 Kent southbound

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A249 Kent southbound severe accident, from A250 Queenborough Road to M2 J5 Sittingbourne.

A249 Kent - A249 closed southbound from the A250 Queenborough Road junction in Queenborough to Sittingbourne in Kent, because of an overturned car and an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, from J8 for A20 Ashford Road Leeds Castle to J7 for A249 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 westbound from J8, A20 (Leeds Castle) to J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe accident, at J7 for A249 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 westbound at J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe accident, at J7 for A249 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - An accident involving two vans on M20 westbound at J7, A249 (Maidstone). Traffic is coping well.

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

Fire engulfs historic hotel

Fire engulfs historic pub and wedding venue The George in Rye
A fire has engulfed an historic hotel in the heart of a mediaeval town in East Sussex.

The blaze at the George In Rye in the High Street began at about 04:40 BST and at its height there were eight fire engines battling to control the flames.

The building dates back to 1575 and the popular venue was preparing to host a wedding reception later.

One of the wedding guests, Rikin Patel, said: "The poor bride is devastated. Her dress came out in a singed box."

Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

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

M20 Kent - M20 blocked and a temporary closure westbound from J9, A20 (Ashford) to J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

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

M20 Kent - One lane closed and queues on M20 coastbound from J8, A20 (Leeds Castle) to J9, A20 (Ashford), because of a break down and a 4x4 on fire earlier.

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

Severe disruption: A2 Kent both ways

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A2 Kent both ways severe disruption, from Bull Lane to Callaways Lane.

A2 Kent - A2 High Street in Newington closed in both directions from the Bull Lane junction to the Callaways Lane junction, because of emergency repairs.

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Ellie Goulding receives honorary degree from University of Kent
Eleven years after dropping out from her degree Ellie Goulding is honoured by her former university.

Severe accident: M2 Kent westbound

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M2 Kent westbound severe accident, from J5 for A249 Sittingbourne to J4 for A278 Hoath Way.

M2 Kent - M2 partially blocked and it's slow westbound from J5, A249 (Sittingbourne) to J4, A278 (Gillingham), because of an accident involving two vans and a car.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, from M20 J6 to J7 for A249 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 eastbound from M20 J6, Maidstone to J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, at J10 for A292 Hythe Road.

M20 Kent - M20 entry slip road partially blocked eastbound at J10, A292 (Ashford South), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, at J8 for A20 Ashford Road Leeds Castle.

M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 westbound at J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, after J8 for A20 Ashford Road Leeds Castle.

M20 Kent - One lane closed and it's very slow on M20 London-bound after J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a break down.

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

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The Argus: Police car crashes in Bear Road, Brighton

Kent Online: 75-year-old with MS from Sittingbourne skydives for charity

Get Surrey: Youngest daughter of Surrey County Council's leader dies aged 21

Chichester Observer: Knife man arrested following Selsey pub incident

Eastbourne Herald: Man attacked while sitting in his car in Eastbourne town centre

Crawley and Horley Observer: Chief executive speaks out after Haywards Heath care home told to improve

Worthing Herald: Man banned from knocking on strangers' doors in Sussex

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath school praised for turning school around

Brighton and Hove News: Attack on arts education could stifle Brighton’s booming creative and digital economy

Hastings Observer: Bexhill man drove on busy St Leonards road while more than twice over drink drive limit

Brighton and Hove Independent: Help for refugees to find work in Brighton and Hove

Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

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

M20 Kent - One lane blocked and it's slow on M20 westbound from J9, A20 (Ashford) to J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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

M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 westbound between J9, A20 (Ashford) and J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Man arrested after suspected drugs haul

Suspected drugs found in magnetic pots hidden underneath a car have been seized by police in Dartford.

Officers became suspicious of the vehicle’s occupants while it was stationary in Sussex Road at around 14:00 BST on Sunday.

Following a search 300 wraps of suspected class A drugs were discovered.

A 23-year-old man from Ilford, Essex, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply and he has since been released, pending further enquiries

The suspected drugs in two magnetic pots
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The magnetic plastic pots were found underneath the car

Bogus caller wanted by police

A man who called on homes claiming to be checking the water supply is being sought on suspicion of burglary.

Kent Police have released an eFit of the man who they believe has targeted homes in Deal in recent weeks.

He is reported to have stolen cash from a house in Dola Avenue during the daytime on Thursday, 27 June.

And at 16:00 BST on Thursday, a man called at a property in Pilots Avenue asking to check the water supply, but left when the resident asked for ID.

Detectives believe these incidents may be linked.

An eFit of the man
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The man reportedly asked to check the water supply

Measles warning after two cases in one village

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Parents in Kent have been urged to vaccinate their children and be vigilant about the symptoms of measles, after two people contracted the virus.

Public Health England (PHE) wrote to parents and teachers following two confirmed cases in Cuxton.

Dr Claire Winslade, a consultant with PHE, said: “Measles is not a harmless childhood illness as many think – it is extremely infectious, can strike anyone and sadly in some instances can have very serious long term and life changing consequences.

“The best form of protection against measles is the MMR vaccination. It is important that anyone who hasn’t already had two doses of the MMR vaccine contacts their GP surgery for an appointment to get vaccinated."

Symptoms of measles can include cold-like symptoms, sore red eyes, a high temperature and a red-brown blotchy rash.

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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

M20 Kent - Lane closed on M20 westbound from J9, A20 (Ashford) to J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J8 for A20 Ashford Road Leeds Castle and J9 for A20 Fougeres Way.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 eastbound between J8, A20 (Leeds Castle) and J9, A20 (Ashford), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J8 for A20 Ashford Road Leeds Castle and J7 for A249 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - One lane closed and it's very slow on M20 westbound between J8, A20 (Leeds Castle) and J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, at J9 for A20 Fougeres Way.

M20 Kent - M20 entry slip road partially blocked westbound at J9, A20 (Ashford), because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: M2 Kent westbound

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M2 Kent westbound severe accident, at J5 for A249 Sittingbourne.

M2 Kent - One lane closed on M2 westbound at J5, A249 (Sittingbourne), because of an accident involving a jacknifed lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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