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Fight to keep Invicta Park army barracks in Kent open

Campaigners fighting to keep open an army barracks in Kent say that over 200 years of military heritage will be lost if the proposals go ahead.

The Maidstone MP, Helen Grant, is among the supporters of efforts to keep the site open. She says the decision to close the Invicta Park army barracks will be a negative step for the army. Nashreen Issa reports.

In the report we hear from Helen Grant MP, Conservative, who represents Maidstone and the Weald; Sir Julian Brazier, Conservative, MP for Canterbury; and Lt Col Brian Awford, a former Commanding Officer.

Pensioner, 70s, dies in Guildford house fire

Several emergency crews were sent to the scene Credit: Steve Parsons / PA WIRE

A man in his seventies has died in a house fire in Guildford.

The fire spread through the roof at the bungalow on Belmont Avenue in the Stoughton area of the city at about 6am on Saturday 25th February.

Six fire crews had to be deployed to fight the flames - it took a number of hours to put the fire out.

Surrey Police said the pensioner was found inside the building. His next-of-kin have been informed.

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Four men arrested after attack on 2 men in Bexhill flat

Four men have been arrested after a violent attack on two men at a flat in Bexhill, Sussex.

The victims aged 23 and 29 were set upon and tied up by several men - one was holding what looked like a firearm. The flat on London Road was searched by the intruders - but Sussex Police said nothing is known to have been taken. It happened at about 4.25pm on Saturday 25th February. Four men in their twenties were arrested later - on suspicion of aggravated burglary. Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses.

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