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Flats in Canterbury fire being demolished

Workmen have begun demolishing the remnants of city centre flats in Canterbury after they were devastated by fire.

Dozens of families had to be evacuated as the blaze took hold and tonight, many of them are still waiting to return home.

Some say they're worried at how quickly the fire spread, and are questioning whether the flats met building regulations.

We speak to: Sue Jones, Angelo Grana and Daniel Gower plus Colin Lissenden from the Town & Country Housing Group.


Dream trip on Belmond British Pullman - all in the name of charity

Sick babies, abandoned dogs or the elderly? If you give money to charity, how do you decide which one gets to benefit from your hard earned cash? More and more charitable organisations are depending on our generosity to keep them going. But persuading us to donate is getting tougher. Now they're having to come up with even more novel ideas and schemes to attract our attention. This weekend, one Kent charity even hired a very famous train to raise money. Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to Anne-Marie Kelly from the Heart of Kent Hospice, Jan Perfect from Community Action South East and Graham Carpenter, Chief Executive of Dandelion Time.

Catherine Zeta-Jones at Hampshire Cricket Ground

Hollywood Glamour met cricket in Hampshire today when Catherine Zeta-Jones officially opened the Ageas Bowl's new hotel.

The Welsh actress - and wife of Michael Douglas - joined life-long friend Hampshire Cricket Club Chairman Rod Bransgrove at the Ageas Bowl. The pair met 30 years ago when Catherine starred alongside Rod's wife in a West End production of 42nd Street and the pair formed a close bond.

Also present was ex-England star Ian Botham. Catherine said it was vital to be there today to support her friend and that sport is an important part of her and her husband's life.

Hampshire officer becomes first female Major General

Susan Ridge will become the highest ranking female officer Credit: Richard Watt

A senior army officer from Andover has been appointed the first ever female Major General.

52 year-old Brigadier Susan Ridge will become the highest ranking female officer from September. She will take up her position as Director General of the Army Legal Services.

In her role, Brigadier Ridge and her team will provide legal advice to the chain of command on discipline and administrative law.

The Army is a constantly evolving organisation which has provided a varied and interesting legal career. I feel very honoured and privileged to have been given this opportunity

– Brigadier Susan Ridge


A mother's despair as cost of looking after her disabled daughter increases fourfold.

The cost of care for their sick daughter has gone up FOUR times under new government rules - and now family from Wantage in Oxfordshire say they're struggling to cope.

26 year old Jody Dickinson suffers from Charge Syndrome - which affects her eyes, ears, growth, heart and breathing A council care grant helps with the cost of a day care centre four days a week - but from April she'll have to pay a lot more.

Her mother says it's because of the new Care Act and that it is a tax on disabled people. Divya Kohli reports.

Man still in life threatening condition after Brighton bus crash

19 patients were taken to hospital Credit: Eddie Mitchell

One man remains in a life threatening condition after the Brighton bus crash earlier today.

The unnamed man is being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and his next of kin are aware of his injuries.

A total of 19 patients were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. All but eight of the patients have been discharged. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

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