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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe accident, between J10 for A3 and J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

    M25 Surrey - Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

  2. Unexplained death of a girl in Dover

    The death of a 17-year-old girl in Dover is being treated as unexplained.

    Emergency services were called to a property in Beaconsfield Avenue in the town at 21:50 BST on 25 May.

    The girl was taken to a local hospital where she later died.

    A post mortem has been held but the cause of death remains under investigation.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 West Sussex northbound severe disruption, at J9 for .

    M23 West Sussex - M23 in Surrey lane blocked on exit slip road northbound at J9, Gatwick Airport, because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Today's local news website headlines

    Papers

    The Argus: Man died in flat in York Place, Brighton

    Kent Online: Doctor suspended after 'sexually motivated behaviour'

    Get Surrey: Chef set fire to Farnham restaurant before sending nude photos to his colleagues

    Chichester Observer: 10 arrested for weapon and drug offences ahead of Hells Angels 'Euro Run'

    Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne 15 year old guilty of malicious wounding

    Crawley and Horley Observer: Armed police called to incident at Three Bridges station

    Worthing Herald: Two people arrested on the A27 in Lancing following incident in Peacehaven

    Mid Sussex Times: Major retailer announces sudden Sussex store closures

    Brighton and Hove News: Brighton student housing scheme's backers outnumber objectors

    Hastings Observer: Historic Hastings tapestry on display in Rye wows visitors

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Parents robbed Brighton teenager in savage ammonia attack that left him partially blind

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, from J10 for A3 to J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 clockwise from J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) to J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  6. 'I went in with a smile on my face'

    Peter Whittlesea

    BBC South East Today reporter

    Despite a brush with death which cost him two limbs, postman Ryan Nulty is planning to return to work.

    Video content

    Video caption: Ryan Nulty wants to return to work despite losing both legs
  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at J2 for M25 J12.

    M3 Surrey - M3 lane blocked on exit slip road northbound at J2 M25 J12, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Video content

    Video caption: The south coast's 'Home Guard' fighting PTSD in Normandy

    A group of friends are cycling to Normandy for D-Day on vintage bikes and dressed as the Home Guard.

  9. 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 closed on M20 westbound from J9, A20 (Ashford) to J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A23 West Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A23 West Sussex both ways severe accident, from Gossops Drive to A2004 Southgate Avenue.

    A23 West Sussex - A23 Brighton Road in Crawley closed in both directions from the Gossops Drive junction to the A2004 Southgate Avenue junction, because of an accident involving a car.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A249 Kent southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A249 Kent southbound severe accident, between Grovehurst Road Iwade and A2 Keycol Hill.

    A249 Kent - A249 in Kemsley blocked southbound between Iwade and Key Street Roundabout, because of an accident involving a lorry and two cars.

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

  12. Envelope update

    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 - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J3, M20 J1 (Swanley Interchange) to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of a broken down vehicles with a gear box issue.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M2 Kent - M2 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic eastbound at J3, A2045 (Chatham), because of an accident.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A23 West Sussex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A23 West Sussex northbound severe disruption, between A272 Cowfold Road and B2115.

    A23 West Sussex - A23 in Bolney blocked and stationary traffic northbound between Bolney Cross and the B2115 junction, because of a car fire.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, from M25 J1A to M25 J31 Lakeside.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and delays on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise in Essex from M25 J1a, Swanscombe to M25 J31, Lakeside, because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to before J3 (M20 Swanley interchange).

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe accident, between J2 for M25 J12 and J3 for A322 Bagshot.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M3 southbound between J2 M25 J12 and J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of an accident.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent westbound severe disruption, at J4 for A278 Hoath Way.

    M2 Kent - Very slow traffic on M2 westbound at J4, A278 (Gillingham), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Congestion to M2 J5 (Sittingbourne). All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  18. Plans for 151-flat block approved

    Dean Kilpatrick

    Local Democracy Reporter

    A block of flats proposed by a Medway Council’s own house building company has been granted planning permission.

    Plans for 151 apartments at the Whiffens Avenue car park in Chatham were given the go-ahead by councillors on Wednesday as the authority continues to attempt to attract more people to live within the town centre.

    The scheme had to be redesigned following objections from Heritage England over fears of the impact on nearby Fort Amherst, but was felt the level of harm had been “reduced” by a “package of heritage gains”.

    The eight-storey building, which stands at 24m high, includes 35 one-bedroom and 80 two-bedroom properties, nine of which are shared ownership.

    The rest of the affordable homes will be located at the White Road Community Centre scheme also approved at the meeting

    There will be 90 parking spaces for residents in the basement, with the proximity of the bus and railway stations deemed to be sufficient in attracting those who do not have a car.