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Toilets provided along A20 as queues set to continue

The traffic shows no sign of letting up

Due to the heightened security checks by the French Authorities and the large volume of holidaymakers making their way to Europe, motorists are currently experiencing delays of around 10 hours on the A20, with approximately 12 miles of queuing traffic back to junction 11 of the M20.

Kent Police is working with Highways England and the Port of Dover to minimise delays as much as possible and get traffic moving.

Motorists who are setting out are advised to take plenty of food and water and to check with travel operators before making their trips.

Kent Police will continue to assist Highways England by closing the A20 London-bound so that water can be given to motorists on the Dover-bound carriageway.

The water is being handed out on the motorway by officers from HM Coastguard, Kent Police and volunteers. Its provision has been arranged by Kent County Council. Limited toilet facilities are also being provided on the A20.

Sir Ben gives Portsmouth something to cheer about!

The hero of the home crowd certainly gave his fans something to cheer about yesterday. Sir Ben Ainslie won the first day's racing of the America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Former Wimbledon Tennis champion Maria Sharapova took to the water to see Great Britain win the day - Sally Simmonds was watching.


One of most highly trained dogs in world dies

Heartfelt tributes are being paid to a heroic dog that spent a decade searching for people at disaster sites.

Border Collie Byron was one of the most highly trained dogs in the world having passed the UN’s Mission Readiness test in Dresden, Germany.

The 11-year-old lived with handler Robin Furniss in Stockbridge, Hampshire, and had dealt with emergencies within the county as well as working on international disasters.

The experienced dog had been deployed to Japan to search for survivors after the tsunami hit in 2011 and had completed Urban Search and Rescue exercises in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Closer to home he had been called to collapsed buildings in London and even a gas explosion in Woolston.


Sailing success for Sir Ben's team in America's Cup

Sir Ben won two out of three races this afternoon Credit: PA Wire

After a modest start, Sir Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team managed to claw it back to win the next two races in today's sailing of the America's Cup.

The tournament is being held at Portsmouth, just around the corner from where Ainslie's new training facility was built in Old Portsmouth.

Credit: PA images

And Ben Ainslie wasn't the only familiar sporting face at the event this weekend - tennis star Maria Sharapova also took to a boat to watch the sailing action up close.

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