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Summary

  1. The QEII Bridge at the Dartford Crossing has been reopened between junctions 31 and 1A on the M25. There are still long delays in Essex and Kent.
  2. Britain is to accept more migrants from Calais - particularly children on their own - as part of a new deal with France.
  3. A key vote on jobs, homes and new businesses in Thanet will take place tonight - amid a bitter row over the future of Manston Airport.
  4. News, sport, weather and travel updates for the South East of England

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  1. Man attacked and robbed in his own home

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are hunting two men who forced their way into a house in Dover and attacked the owner.

    He handed over a large amount of cash when the pair threatened him, along with a laptop and mobile.

    The robbery happened in Tower Hill at about 22:30 GMT on 7 December.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J10 for A3.

    M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic anticlockwise at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a broken down box van.

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

  3. Man rescued from sea off Brighton

    A man has been rescued from the sea off Brighton Palace Pier.

    At about 13:00 GMT today, Sussex Police asked HM Coastguard for assistance after receiving reports that there was a person in the water.

    Shoreham Coastguard Rescue Team along with the Shoreham RNLI Lifeboats were sent to the scene, with Sussex Police and the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

    A man, believed to be in his 20s, has been rescued and detained under the Mental Health Act.

  4. Kate Kopczyk

    BBC Sport

    British skeleton athlete Lizzy Yarnold

    Kate Kopczyk

    BBC Sport

    Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold recalls racing in front of "no-one" in 2014, while fellow Briton Laura Deas wants to make "the step up" in Pyeongchang.

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  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M23 West Sussex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 West Sussex northbound severe accident, between J11 for A23 and J10a for B2036 Balcombe Road.

    M23 West Sussex - One lane closed on M23 northbound between J11, A23 (Pease Pottage) and J10a B2036 Balcombe Road, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. 'Drunk' pilot released by police

    Hamish Mureddu-Reid

    BBC News Online, South East

    A pilot taken off a flight from Gatwick Airport over fears he was drunk has been released while investigations continue, Sussex Police said.

    A 49-year-old man was removed from the plane on Thursday after concerns were raised by a member of airline staff.

    The man from Harmondsworth, West Drayton in West London was arrested on suspicion of performing an aviation function when the level of alcohol was over the prescribed limit.

    The Boeing 777 which was scheduled to depart at 20:50 GMT took off just before 23:00 after the pilot was replaced, British Airways said.

    An airline spokesman said: "We are taking this matter extremely seriously."

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J10 for A3 and J9 for A243.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J9, A243 (Leatherhead), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3 Surrey northbound severe accident, between Old Portsmouth Road and Hurtmore Road.

    A3 Surrey - A3 closed and queuing traffic northbound between Thursley and Hurtmore turn off in Shackleford, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - traffic is being diverted off the A3 at Thursley and can re-join at Shackleford. Police directing traffic.

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

  9. Man in indecent exposure arrest

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in Folkestone.

    Kent Police had received reports of a man in a silver or grey car approaching people and then exposing himself.

    No physical contact has been reported.

    A 53-year-old man from Hythe was arrested on Friday and has been released pending further enquiries, Kent Police said.

  10. Sussex charity for disabled children raises money for new facilities

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    As Brighton struggled against Chelsea over the weekend, just outside the stadium a different campaign was under way, as a Sussex charity for disabled children raised money for new state-of-the-art facilities

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    Video caption: Chailey Heritage Foundation raises money to build new facilities for disabled children
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A245 Surrey both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A245 Surrey both ways severe disruption, at B2122 Leret Way.

    A245 Surrey - A245 Bull Hill in Leatherhead closed and slow traffic at the B2122 Leret Way junction, because of an overturned car. Police directing traffic.

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

  12. Missing teen found

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Missing Eastbourne teenager Yasmin Price has been found safe, say Sussex Police.

    The 15-year-old had been missing from her home for a week when she was found on Saturday 20 January.

    Sussex Police has thanked the public for their help in trying to find her.

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    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A322 Lightwater and J2 for M25.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 London-bound between J3, A322 (Lightwater) and J2 M25, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A27 East Sussex westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A27 East Sussex westbound severe accident, between A270 Lewes Road and Coldean Lane affecting A26.

    A27 East Sussex - A27 in Coldean closed, queuing traffic and severe delays westbound between the A270 Lewes Road junction and the Coldean Lane junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles. Police directing traffic. Congestion to Southerham Roundabout.

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