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The Argus: Council says 'sorry' for missed bin collections

Kent Online: Drivers using lay-by as toilet

Get Surrey: Image of missing boy released in police search

Chichester Observer: Rail services disrupted due to 'overrunning engineering works'

Eastbourne Herald: Overtaking ban and 40mph speed limits in place for six-month roadworks

Crawley and Horley Observer: No trains from East Grinstead due to two landslips

Worthing Herald: Ex-homeless musician repays woman’s act of kindness with a song

Mid Sussex Times: Local dancer through to The Greatest Dancer live shows

Brighton & Hove News: Nearly 8000 runners brave wind and rain for half marathon

Hastings Observer: Hastings Pier has new timber-framed cabins for rent

Brighton & Hove Independent: ‘Dangerous sea conditions’ close off Brighton beach

Severe accident: M2 Kent eastbound

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M2 Kent eastbound severe accident, between J5 for A249 Sittingbourne and J6 for A251 Ashford Road.

M2 Kent - M2 partially blocked coastbound between J5, A249 (Sittingbourne) and J6, A251 (Faversham), because of an accident involving a car. Traffic is coping well.

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

National League

Inih Effiong scores a hat-trick as Dover deliver a convincing 5-1 comeback victory and extend AFC Fylde's winless run to 11 National League games.

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Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J12 for A20 Ashford Road.

M20 Kent - M20 lane closed on entry slip road eastbound at J12, A20 (Cheriton), because of a lorry that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

'Money laundering' laundry money

Police investigating a money laundering operation have discovered cash in the laundry.

Thousands of pounds in cash was found in a washing machine in a home in Ilex Road in Folkestone on Wednesday, Kent Police said.

Other items including jewellery and a Rolex watch were also found durng the police seach.

A 22-year-old woman from Folkestone was arrested and has been released under investigation.

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, at J12 for A20 Ashford Road.

M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 westbound at J12, A20 (Cheriton), because of vehicle having a tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

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The Argus: Mum makes messy teens sign 'cleaning contract' and fines them £5 for every rule broken

Kent Online: Normandy veteran died four days after breaking his hip at Bradbury Grange in Whitstable

Get Surrey: Update on huge Guildford town centre plan to build homes and new bus station

Chichester Observer: Chichester thanked for 'fantastic' support following string of burglaries

Eastbourne Herald: Free parking scrapped for Eastbourne council staff as charges rise

Crawley and Horley Observer: Horsham care home told it must improve... for the third time

Worthing Herald: West Sussex councillor rejects Shoreham flooding fears over 7,000-home development

Mid Sussex Times: Sussex and Surrey NHS trust ranked among best in country

Brighton & Hove News: Visitor to Hove dismayed by lack of working electric car charging points

Hastings Observer: Uncertain future for Sussex stores as national chain warns it could close 100 branches

Brighton & Hove Independent: Four arrested after security guard injured by 'machete' at Hove cocktail bar

Severe disruption: A259 Kent both ways

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A259 Kent both ways severe disruption, from A2070 to A268 Fishmarket Road.

A259 Kent - A259 New Road closed in both directions from the A2070 junction in Brenzett to the A268 Fishmarket Road junction in Rye, because of overrunning roadworks.

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The Argus: 'Large machete' wielding in 'shocking' late-night street fight

Kent Online: 'I didn't know about £1.4m of coke under bed'

Get Surrey: Surrey towns braced for two more days of heavy rain

Chichester Observer: Man arrested after 40 cars damaged in Selsey

Eastbourne Herald: Plans for special school in Eastbourne spark concern

Crawley and Horley Observer: Three-month Haywards Heath road closure ‘will have a devastating impact'

Worthing Herald: Worthing councillors blame rise in fly-tipping in the town on ID checks at tip

Mid Sussex Times: Former Burgess Hill man found with more than 2,000 indecent images of children is jailed

Brighton & Hove News: Brighton University to follow Sussex in considering strike compensation for students

Hastings Observer: Hurricane flypast before Battle of Britain pilot is remembered

Brighton & Hove Independent: Two arrested after reports of ‘several people fighting’ in Hove

National League

Barrow extend their lead at the top of the National League table to seven points after recording a 1-0 home victory over Dover.

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East Kent baby deaths: 'It felt like a murder charge'
Helen Gittos lost her baby Harriet when she was eight days old, and she believes the death was preventable.

Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

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M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J5 for A249 Sittingbourne and J6 for A251 Ashford Road.

M2 Kent - One lane closed and it's slow on M2 coastbound between J5, A249 (Sittingbourne) and J6, A251 (Faversham), because of a break down.

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

Farmers face violent threats from hare coursing gangs
Landowners say their property is being broken into and crops damaged by gangs staging illegal hare coursing.

Severe disruption: A249 Kent northbound

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A249 Kent northbound severe disruption, between B2231 Sheppey Way and A2500.

A249 Kent - A249 Sheppey Crossing in Iwade closed northbound between Lower Halstow Turn Off and Leysdown Turn Off, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe disruption: A249 Kent both ways

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A249 Kent both ways severe disruption, between A2500 and B2231 Sheppey Way.

A249 Kent - A249 Sheppey Crossing in Iwade closed in both directions between Leysdown Turn Off and Lower Halstow Turn Off, because of strong winds.

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

Severe disruption: A252 Kent both ways

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A252 Kent both ways severe disruption, from Long Hill to Shottenden Lane.

A252 Kent - A252 in Chilham closed in both directions from the Long Hill junction to the Shottenden Lane junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

National League

Saturday's National League game between Eastleigh and Dover Athletic is postponed because of the anticipated arrival of Storm Dennis.

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Severe accident: A28 Kent both ways

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A28 Kent both ways severe accident, between White Hill and Godmersham and Crundale Village Hall.

A28 Kent - A28 Ashford Road in Ashford blocked and queues in both directions between the White Hill junction and the Godmersham and Crundale Village Hall junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles. Congestion to surrounding roads, particularly Olantigh Road where traffic diverts.

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

Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

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M2 Kent westbound severe disruption, from J6 for A251 Ashford Road to J5 for A249 Sittingbourne.

M2 Kent - One lane closed on M2 westbound from J6, A251 (Faversham) to J5, A249 (Sittingbourne), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. 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, at J11A for .

M20 Kent - Queues on the exit slip road on M20 eastbound at J11a, Channel Tunnel.

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East Kent baby deaths: Scale 'not clear cut'
The boss of an NHS trust says there had only been "six or seven" avoidable baby deaths at the trust since 2011.

Severe disruption: A249 Kent southbound

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A249 Kent southbound severe disruption, between A2500 and B2231 Sheppey Way.

A249 Kent - A249 Sheppey Crossing in Iwade closed and queues southbound between Leysdown Turn Off and Lower Halstow Turn Off, because of a police investigation. Congestion to Queensborough. Further delays building on Queensborough Road and Lower Road.

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 J9 for A20 Fougeres Way to J10 for A292 Hythe Road.

M20 Kent - M20 closed and queues eastbound from J9, A20 (Ashford) to J10, A292 (Ashford South), because of emergency repairs.

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

Police force must save millions

Kent Police must cut £9m from its budget in the next financial year.

About £3m has been achieved through the retirement of long-serving police officers who had reached a higher salary band than those replacing them.

Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott said the force was having to be "smarter" in finding savings.

Ch Con Alan Pughsley said: “The police service nationally has faced unprecedented financial challenges in recent years, with Kent Police alone having to identify more than £110 million worth of savings since 2010."

Closures of police stations are not expected, but other savings include a £100,000 reduction in police expenses spending, a £78,000 decrease in fuel costs, and a review of police uniforms.

The move comes despite rises in the police precept of the council tax in Kent, which is expected to generate about £8.4m from April 2020 to March 2021.

Kent Police is also set to recruit an extra 147 officers over the next financial year, as part of the government’s planned 20,000 new officers.

Girl in hospital after collision

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A 12-year-old girl's been airlifted to hospital in London after being hit by a car.

It happened in Sturdee Avenue, Gillingham, just before 08:30 GMT earlier.

Police say the car involved was a blue Ford Fiesta.

Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, after J9 for A20 Fougeres Way.

M20 Kent - One lane closed and queues on M20 eastbound after J9, A20 (Ashford), because of an accident.

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The Argus: County Oak Medical Centre in Brighton shuts for safety reason

Kent Online: Baby death scandal findings to be revealed

Get Surrey: Police find car overturned on dark country lane during Storm Ciara

Chichester Observer: Storm Ciara: Fallen tree blocks Midhurst road and takes down power cables

Eastbourne Herald: Watch lifeboat almost capsize as crews search for missing surfer

Crawley and Horley Observer: Police looking for missing Crawley teenager

Worthing Herald: Storm Ciara: Tree falls into road in Worthing

Mid Sussex Times: Electricity company provides free power cut service

Brighton & Hove News: Union hits out as patient transport service firm goes bust

Hastings Observer: Westhill Lift wheel replacement delayed due to ‘unsafe’ conditions

Brighton & Hove Independent: Appeal for witnesses to Brighton assault as victim is identified

Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe accident, near J10 for A292 Hythe Road.

M20 Kent - M20 partially blocked London-bound near J10, A292 (Ashford South), because of an accident involving two cars. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A20 Kent both ways

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A20 Kent both ways severe disruption, from B2067 Otterpool Lane to the M20 overbridge.

A20 Kent - A20 Barrow Hill in Sellindge blocked in both directions from the B2067 Otterpool Lane junction to the the M20 overbridge junction, because of a fallen tree.

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 J11 for A20 Hythe to J10 for A292 Hythe Road.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked and it's heavy on M20 westbound from J11, A20 (Hythe) to J10, A292 (Ashford South), because of a fallen tree.

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

Severe disruption: A258 Kent both ways

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A258 Kent both ways severe disruption, between Ringwould Road and A2 St Margaret's At Cliffe.

A258 Kent - A258 blocked in both directions between the Ringwould Road junction in Ringwould and St Margaret's At Cliffe in Dover, because of a fallen tree.

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