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Motorcyclist in critical condition following crash

Officers investigating a serious collision in Brielle Way, Sheerness, are appealing for witnesses.

A motorcyclist in his mid-20s was airlifted to a London hospital following the incident at about 10.10am this morning, and remains in a critical condition.

He was riding his black Yamaha YQ 100 near the Blue Town end of Brielle Way when he was involved in a collision with a red Citroen C2.

The road is currently closed while officers carry out their initial enquiries. They are also appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward.

PC Jamie Woodhams said: ‘We are looking to trace a silver or grey Ford Fiesta that was travelling from Blue Town towards Queenborough that has stopped along Brielle Way after colliding with debris along this road.

Sangeeta has your views on tumble dryer fires

Tumble dryers cause one fire almost every day, according to new figures released today. They show fire brigades were called to almost 930 tumble dryer fires between 2011 and 2013 - amounting to more than 300 a year. It comes as hundreds of you are continuing to get in touch with us - to say you're STILL waiting for your appliances to be checked - as Sangeeta reports.


Woman in hospital after school bus crash

A woman is being treated in hospital after a crash involving a school bus this morning. It happened on the A272 between Rogate and Petersfield, just before 8 o'clock.

None of the 13 children or the coach driver was hurt. A 24-year-old woman, who was driving a Ford Focus, was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious leg and head injuries.

Modern slavery to be tackled in Hampshire

There are 13,000 hidden slaves in the UK according to Home Office estimates Credit: Unchosen

Police, charities and local businesses have come together for a conference tackling slavery in Hampshire.

The most recent statistics on slavery in Hampshire, from 2014, show 35 adults and 5 children were rescued from traffickers - ten times more than the year before.

The Modern Slavery Partnership, established by Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes in September, aims to bring different organisations together to identify and stop cases of slavery.

Watch Sam Holder's report from Portsmouth:

Sam Holder spoke to Inspector Dave Humphries from Hampshire Constabulary and Diane Killian from the Medaille Trust charity. __ The reconstruction of Hung's ordeal are courtesy of Unchosen.

Coroner's anger after hospital fails to send grandmother for CT scan

A coroner has criticised a hospital in Kent over its failure to send a grandmother for a CT scan that could have saved her life - amid what he described as its "highly unsatisfactory" weekend arrangements.

Sandra Wood, who was 69, and from Burham near Rochester died of natural causes because the hospital failed to correctly diagnose and treat her, he said.

The coroner's ruling, blasting the weekend arrangements at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, came on the day that junior doctors walked out on strike, in protest at the Government's determination to have what they call a 7-day 24-hour NHS - with weekend working at the heart of the new proposals.

Derek Johnson reports.


Operations cancelled as junior doctors go on strike

Junior doctors across the South East walked out for a second 24-hour strike today in a row over pay and anti-social hours.

Operations and tests were cancelled and junior doctors stood on picket lines outside many of the region's hospitals today including: Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Ashford. Sarah Saunders reports.

VIDEO: Junior doctors strike in the South East

Junior doctors across the South East walked out for a second 24-hour strike today amid the ongoing row with the Government over pay and weekend working.

Operations, check-ups and tests have been cancelled as a result of the industrial action, which started at 8 o'clock this morning.

Junior doctors have been at picket lines outside many of the region's major hospitals today including Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Ashford - but Accident and Emergency departments were staffed as usual. Sarah Saunders reports.

First look at BMX and skateboard pros testing out the world's biggest underground skatepark

It will be a unique attraction unlike any other in the world.

This weekend the doors of Hastings underground skatepark will open first the time - allowing children as well as professional skateboarders and BMX riders to get to grips with the region's newest thrills.

In time, it's hoped the former Turkish baths will hold international events. Andy Dickenson has been given a sneak peek of the ramps and speaks to BMX rider Dan Lacey, Cllr Dawn Poole and Richard Moore of The Source.

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