Fire crews in Kent are fighting a fire in Creine Mill Lane North Canterbury.
They were called at 14.28 to a fire in the utility room of a top floor flat.
Crews have been using four breathing apparatus, three main jets, two hose reel jets and a 135 ladder. Four fogspikes, which pump a fine spray into the building, are being used to create firebreaks to help prevent the lateral spread of the fire.
Ten pumps are currently at the incident. All residents are accounted for. The area is being evacuated.
The inimitable Sir Quentin Blake has returned to the Jerwood Gallery for an exclusive new exhibition, Quentin Blake: Life Under Water – A Hastings Celebration which opens today (until 6th September 2015)
The celebrated illustrator and first Children’s Laureate has created 24 new works that combine the vitality and vibrancy of the famous, historic town and the sea that defines it.
A mother of two from Hampshire who survived a horrific car crash says the experience completely changed her life and prompted her to turn to God. Amy Webb from Fareham is one of six people ordained today as deacon at Portsmouth Cathedral. Our reporter Cary Johnston was there.
More than 130 drivers from across England, Scotland, Wales and Europe are gathering at Arlington Stadium for a banger racing evening in aid of the The Royal Alexandra children's hospital in Brighton. The event is organised by the country's largest team The Bears who hope to raise £7000 to pay for a new heart/cardiac monitor.
This is the third time The Bears have hosted this event. Including a sky dive, to date they've raised over £16,000 for the hospital. Racing starts at 5:30pm.
The RNLI in Brighton is warning people not to drink alcohol before swimming in the sea - after their fourth rescue in a month
Volunteers rushed to the rescue of an intoxicated man who was spotted near Brighton Palace Pier this morning (Saturday 4 July).
The crew were paged at 5.45am after receiving a call from Sussex Police saying that a man had entered the water fully clothed and was refusing to come out.
The man was brought onto the lifeboat where a full medical assessment was carried out. His condition was deteriorating due to a mixture of alcohol and cold water shock and he was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital.
The incident highlights the RNLI's annual Respect the Water campaign which seeks to educate people about the potential dangers of entering the sea without checking conditions, without proper equipment and precautions, or while under the influence of alcohol.
Phase 2 of Operation Stack has now been lifted having been re-implemented earlier this morning due to disruption at the French side of the channel tunnel.
The M20 is fully re-open.
There may still be residual delays in the area while the road network returns to normal.