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Report: Annual dragon boat races create a splash on the Thames

Hundreds of people gathered along the banks of the River Thames in Reading today to watch the annual Dragon Boat Race.

The charity event which is organised by the Lions Club sees teams from the local community go head to head - or rather paddle to paddle - in a series of heats to be crowned the champions.

Mel Bloor reports.

Mel spoke to Andrew Young from Reading Lions Club, Claire Rhodes from the Daisy's Dream charity, Jason McMahon from Launchpad and John Galt from the Dragon Boat Association.

REPORT: Parents criticise playground refurb for ignoring needs of disabled children

A new adventure playground in Kent has been criticised by the parents of disabled children who say there's no room for them.

The Radnor Park project in Folkestone is part of a series of refurbishments that has cost Shepway council £400,000.

Although it is attracting many families, there are complaints that the space does not cater for youngsters with special needs.

Iain McBride reports.

Iain spoke to parents Jade Bourne, Sarah Hill and Rachel Thomas.


Traffic building on M20 after serious accident involving motorcyclist

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Traffic is queuing on the M20 in both directions at J4 Leybourne/Snodland following an accident involving a car and motorbike.

The air ambulance was called following the collision on the London-bound carriageway.

The accident is just before the Exit slip road, there is also a separate incident which is just after the Entry Slip Road at Junction 4 which involves an overturned Lorry.

Fruit machine and cash box stolen from Kent golf club

Thieves broke in overnight Credit: Google Images

Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a golf club in West Malling.

It took place at West Malling Golf Course in Trottiscliffe Road at around 12.40am on Sunday 20 August.

A fruit machine was stolen from a bar area, along with a cash box.

No arrests have been made, but it is believed two men committed the offence, with at least one of them making off across the golf course once the alarm was activated.

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