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Hampshire Police become fifth force to investigate Heath

Hampshire Police has confirmed it is investigating Sir Edward Heath - the fifth police force to receive sex abuse allegations against the former prime minister.

Sir Edward Heath. Credit: PA Wire

"We are investigating allegations, we have nothing further to add at this stage," a spokesperson for the force said.

It also appealed for any potential victims to get in touch.

"Please call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or email as they have dedicated staff in place to deal with victims or if you have information that may help police please call us via 101."

The Met, Wiltshire, Kent and Jersey are all understood to be conducting inquiries into Sir Edward, who died in 2005.

UKIP 'neither wants or needs Manston to become a lorry park'

UKIP have released a joint statement from Nigel Farage and Chris Wells, the Leader of Thanet district Council, in response to the announcement that Manston airport would be used to ease traffic congestion.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage issues joint statement opposing plan for Manston. Credit: Reuters

UKIP neither wants nor needs the Ramsgate area, including Manston, to become a lorry park.

This is a simplistic and short term approach to the ongoing crisis in Calais and Dover.

UKIP-controlled Thanet District Council is only interested in getting lorries moving so that business can flourish, not simply transferring the parking problem from Dover into the neighbouring districts.

– UKIP Statement


Minister confirms Manston will be used to ease M20 backlog

Manston airport will be used to ease congestion on M20 Credit: Google Maps

The government has confirmed that the disused Manston Airport in Kent will be used as an emergency lorry park to ease traffic backlogs caused by the growing number of migrants attempting to get to Britain from Calais.

Transport Minister Lord Ahmad said: "By using Manston Airfield we have secured an interim solution while we work to find a longer term resolution."

The Department for Transport said the agreement will enable Kent County Council, Highways England and Kent Police to use the site temporarily.

It said the priority was to keep traffic and goods moving and ensure people on both sides of the Channel could go about their lives normally.

O'Grady: Cilla's passing has left a 'huge void in my life'

TV host Paul O'Grady has said the passing of his friend Cilla Black has left a "huge void" in his life.

He was speaking ahead of a rerun of the programme, The One and Only Cilla Black, which was first aired in 2013, celebrating her 50 years in show business.

There's no more 'What's your name number one and where do you come from?'

There's no more calling out for our Graham.

And certainly no more lorra lorra laughs.

Look, Cilla was quite a Gal, and her passing has left a huge void in my life.

– TV host Paul O'Grady

Farmers protest over supermarket milk prices

British milk farmers turned out today in a protest designed to beat the supermarkets at their own game by giving milk, that they say the supermarkets are selling too cheaply, away for free.

The protests have been going on for a number of days.

The National Farmers Union say the supermarkets don't have a sustainable model for what they charge the consumer for the milk, or what the farmers actually get back.

ITV News Correspondent Ben Chapman reports:

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