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Motorcyclist dead in crash with two cars

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

A man has died in a crash involving three vehicles.

A Honda, an Audi and a motorbike collided on the M25 clockwise between junctions 10 and 11.

The rider of the motorbike, a man in his 40s, was declared dead at the scene

Surrey Police officers were called to the stretch at 19:09 BST on Wednesday.

The road was closed for investigations and now officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward, particularly anyone with dashcam footage of the incident.

Oliver and Olivia most popular baby names

In the South East, Oliver and Olivia have been revealed as the most popular baby names.

The figures are from 2018 and some believe the show Peaky Blinders has been an inspiration behind many of the choices.

Chart of most popular boys names in the South East of England in 2018
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Chart of most popular girls names in the South East of England in 2018
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The Argus: A man who once claimed to be the youngest father in Britain narrowly escaped jail after a drunken rampage

Kent Online: Indian restaurant turned back into pub after £1.1m transformation

Get Surrey: Tandridge council puts up six foot fence to protect Hurst Green 72-year-old from 'spoilt brats'

Chichester Observer: Council seeks clarity over 'key issues' in emerging plans for 1,000 homes

Eastbourne Herald: A Hailsham man has been sentenced for defrauding East Sussex County Council

Crawley and Horley Observer: ‘Huge drugs bust’ at Gatwick Airport turns out to be vegan cake ingredients

Worthing Herald: Community rallies around Ashurst beautician who lost everything in car theft

Mid Sussex Times: Motorcyclist seriously injured in Ditchling collision

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton bakery to host Facebook pop-up café for free privacy checks

Hastings Observer: A 16-year-old has been charged with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine in Hastings, and having a knife in public

Brighton and Hove Independent: Shoreham Airport bought by global aviation company

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The Argus: Anger as Coppa Club builds glass wall without planning permission

Kent Online: Brothers' heads cracked open in attack at Vivid in Herne Bay

Get Surrey: Son buys mum £250 birthday watch but left 'fuming' as Amazon send shower gel instead

Chichester Observer: Most shocking crimes on railways in Sussex revealed

Eastbourne Herald: Man taken to hospital after car flips over in Eastbourne street

Crawley and Horley Observer: Sussex graveyard theft: Reward offered in hunt for thieves

Worthing Herald: Guild Care reveals total raised at Walk for Worthing, the charity’s new flagship event

Mid Sussex Times: Downlands Community School celebrate 'best ever' results

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton Aldridge Community Academy students celebrate GCSE results

Hastings Observer: Hastings park voted as best in the region

Brighton and Hove Independent: Fight is on to save one of the strangest landmarks in Sussex

The Gatwick bus driver who sends holiday makers home happy
Bus driver John Russell says he hopes he can cheer people up when they're on their way home from holiday.

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The Argus: Police officers attacked in Hove told to wait two hours for an ambulance

Kent Online: Toddler Mia Atkins from Greenhithe died at Darent Valley Hospital after choking on snack

Get Surrey: Five reasons Surrey's Youth Offending Service is inadequate, according to damning inspection report

Chichester Observer: Twenty-nine shotguns surrendered to Sussex Police

Eastbourne Herald: GCSE results day: Roedean Moira House students break Eastbourne school’s records

Crawley and Horley Observer: Major supermarket to close Crawley town centre store

Worthing Herald: New listening post helps move Steyning Museum into 21st century

Mid Sussex Times: Blue-green algae warning for Mid Sussex dog owners

Brighton and Hove News: Blatchington Mill head shares his pride in his pupils' GCSE results

Hastings Observer: Hastings drink driver was more than three times over limit on busy shopping street

Brighton and Hove Independent: Sussex mum’s fear as five-day-old baby stops breathing six times

Runway mishap down to 'pressures of meeting targets'

Guy Bell

Gatwick Airport
BBC

An investigation has found runway inspectors at Gatwick drove onto the runway before a plane had decelerated due to pressures of meeting operating targets.

A vehicle carrying out runway inspections had been given clearance to enter the runway about 12 seconds after the plane touched down in February 2018.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch found the crew had misunderstood the clearance and that they were unfamiliar with the airport and runway exits available.

As a result there has been an amendment made to Gatwick Airport's manual clarifying at which point an aircraft is determined to have fully committed to vacating the runway.

The report's conclusion stated: "This investigation indicates that the pressure of meeting the operating targets has had a direct effect on undertaking runway inspections both safely and effectively."

The trailer came loose on the M25 at the Kent-Surrey border
Highways England is warning drivers to make sure trailers are secure before setting off.

Mounted police targeting rural crime

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Surrey Police
Surrey Police

Police officers on horseback have recorded a successful few months in Surrey, snaring people breaking the law and committing traffic offences.

More than £2,000 in fines have been handed out and one suspect was eventually charged and later pleaded guilty to offences against animals.

Surrey Police’s new mounted section is able to get across fields and rural roads better than cars, and horses have also been out and about around the county to boost engagement with police.

Speaking at the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s performance meeting on Tuesday, Ch Con Gavin Stephens said the horses were part of a drive to boost police presence in villages and harder to reach areas around the county.

Two dedicated rural and wildlife crime officers have been recruited and one PCSO per borough is being trained in specialising in rural crime, the meeting heard.

Ch Con Stephens said the mounted section was proving very popular at events and in communities.

He said: “This is not a mounted section for public order. This is a mounted section that can do engagement work, prevention work and some search capabilities."

Hollywood team help clinicians with baby manikins

Life-like baby manikin
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

A world-first infant teaching tool has been developed by clinicians working with some of Hollywood's top model makers.

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has worked with an Oscar winning team at Elstree Film Studios to create two life-like baby manikins – one pre-term and one full-term – that will be used in training and simulations.

The team at Lifecast Body Simulation worked on blockbusters including Saving Private Ryan, Kingsmen, and Beauty and the Beast.

The manikins are based on scans of a 29 and a 36 week-old baby, and have clicky hips to allow doctors to practice the newborn examination.

They also have compatible airways to practice resuscitation methods, tiny visible veins, and true-to-life skull and jaw movement.

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The Argus: East Grinstead pervert used phone to spy on women in toilet

Kent Online: Driver arrested after vehicle driven the wrong way on the A2

Get Surrey: Nurse traumatised after rocks thrown at car twice while driving on M3

Chichester Observer: Man wanted in connection with serious assault could be in Selsey

Eastbourne Herald: Long-awaited Eastbourne community centre is opening soon

Crawley and Horley Observer: Wasp warning for Sussex with huge numbers of the insects active in late summer

Worthing Herald: Georgina Gharsallah: police treat Worthing mother's disappearance as homicide

Mid Sussex Times: Deliveroo set to launch in Haywards Heath

Brighton and Hove News: Ambulance services comes out of special measures

Hastings Observer: Hastings hero is honoured with blue plaque unveiling

Brighton and Hove Independent: Call for road safety measures on busy Brighton road

Criminal cash pumped into police force

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Cash seized from criminal gangs and drug dealers is to be ploughed back into trying to tackle County Lines problems across Surrey.

Over the last three years Surrey Police has raked in more than £660,000 from confiscation orders and cash seizures.

This is then ploughed back into the force to pay for officers and support staff. It is hoped £50,000 from this year’s haul will help to pay for a County Lines Co-ordinator – someone to tackle the movement and selling of drugs from across county borders, a meeting heard.

Ch Con Gavin Stephens praised the use of the funds – known as POCA funds (Proceeds of Crime Act).

Speaking at Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s performance meeting yesterday he said: “We have performed very well in terms of money coming back into the force.”