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  1. Worker hit by train at Channel Tunnel depot

    The burned-out buggy
    Image caption: The buggy set alight after being hit by the train

    A worker suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit by a train at a Channel Tunnel freight depot.

    The man, who was driving a buggy on a level crossing, attempted to jump clear as the train approached, but was struck and dragged 20 metres, an investigation found.

    The investigation found "significant gaps" in the management of safety at Dollands Moor yard, near Folkestone, which is operated by the UK's biggest rail freight company DB Cargo.

    The Rail Accident Investigation Branch said that lighting in a subway - intended to allow workers to safely cross the train tracks - was broken when the crash took place in the early hours of 4 September 2018.

    Use of the subway was not enforced and most staff chose to cross the tracks above ground, a report said.

    The level crossing was only supposed to be used in emergencies when trains had been told to stop, but investigators found there were "no barriers, signs or written instructions" to inform staff.

    The injured worker was "unaware he was in an unsafe position," the report said.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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

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

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

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    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed and it's slow on M3 southbound between J2 M25 J12 and J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down.

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

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    Severe accident: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe accident, from J1A for A282 to J1B for A282.

    M25 Kent - Temporary closure and stationary on M25 clockwise from J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) to J1b, A282 (Dartford), because of an accident involving two lorries.

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

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    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, from J5 for M26 to J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 to J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M23 Surrey southbound

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    M23 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between M25 and J9 for .

    M23 Surrey - One lane blocked on M23 southbound between M25 and J9, Gatwick Airport, because of a break down and recovery work. In the roadworks area.

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

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    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. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Video content

    Video caption: Dementia no bar to piano man's online hit

    A video of Paul Harvey, who has dementia, playing piano has had more than two million hits on Twitter.

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    Severe disruption: A2 Kent eastbound

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    A2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between A227 Wrotham Road Gravesend and M2 J1.

    A2 Kent - One lane blocked on A2 eastbound between Gravesend and Strood, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Stun gun used to aid arrest

    Coldean Lane, near the junction with Lewes Road

    An electronic stun gun has been used by Sussex Police to arrest a man after reports of someone making threats to kill.

    The 48-year-old man was arrested in Coldean Lane in Brighton at about 14:55 BST on Monday.

    The device was "discharged into him in order to help ensure his safe arrest without injury to police or any nearby public", a police spokesman said.

    He received immediate care from paramedics, the spokesman said.

    The man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and affray.

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Will Natasha's Law make food safer?

    Natasha's father, Nadim Ednan-Laperouse speaks about the law finally being put into place in honour of his daughter's suffering.

  12. Infant school to change to 'all-through' primary

    Greenvale Infant and Nursery School

    Parents and staff have raised no objections to an infant school in Kent transforming into an "all-through" primary school from September 2020.

    A consultation was held about plans for Greenvale Infant and Nursery School in Chatham, which will see it cater for 210 children between the ages of four and 11.

    A decision notice reads: “Primary education in Chatham [will become] more streamlined and sustainable, improving choices for parents and removing transition for children between the key stages."

    It said no objections were received so the proposals were approved.

    It added: "It is Medway’s preference - where possible - to have primary schools in operation rather than separate infant and junior schools."