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Motorhome cinema, tape room and woolly fish star in Open Houses art festival

Throughout the month, art lovers - and snoopers alike - have been taking the chance to visit peoples' homes transformed into galleries.

But it's not just two-up-two-downs starring in Brighton's biggest ever Open Houses art trail.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Tasha McDonnell of the Dreamliner Arts Club, Judy Stevens of Artists Open Houses and Kate Jenkins from Kate's Pantry.


15 miles of delays on M25 after crash

Three lanes are closed on the M25 clockwise in Surrey, causing severe delays for morning commuters.

There is currently queueing traffic for 15 miles due to a crash involving a lorry. Fuel and debris is being swept up, awaiting recovery.

It happened on the M25 clockwise before J9 A243 / A245 (Leatherhead). There is congestion to beyond J6 A22 / B2235 (Godstone).

Explosions as gas canisters catch fire in Gravesend

A number of large explosions woke people in Gravesend overnight when a building containing gas canisters caught fire.

Firefighters were called to a property on Rembrandt Drive, Northfleet, at around midnight, where they removed dozens of canisters from a garage.

Residents reported seeing large flames and hearing several loud explosions. This video was posted on Twitter:

World-record football match in memory of Shoreham victims

Matt Grimstone and Jacob Schilt died in the Shoreham air crash Credit: ITV Meridian

An attempt at breaking the world-record for the longest football match ever has kicked off.

The game is being staged at Lancing College in memory of two Worthing United players, Matt Grimstone and Jacob Schilt who died in the Shoreham airshow crash.

Two teams of 11 players with seven rolling substitutes will play continuously on a full-size pitch from Thursday morning until Bank Holiday Monday.

The match is also being played in memory of Worthing football fan Matt Chaplain, who died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 38.

Search for armed robber wearing distinctive high visibility vest

Police don't know whether the man was holding a real or imitation gun Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police are searching for a man in connection with an armed robbery in Clanfield.

The suspect targeted the Co-Op store on the corner of White Dirt Lane at around 10pm on May 12th. He threatened staff member with a weapon, which police believe could have been a real gun or an air-gun. The man took nearly £200 in cash and £139 of cigarettes.

Police have released CCTV images of the man, who was wearing a distinctive high visibility vest with a 'Stay Safe' triangle logo on the lapel and back and the words 'Customer Service' also on the back.

The suspect drove off in a red three-door Nissan Micra, with a registration beginning with 'R', which had been parked behind Viscount Kitchens.

The man wore a distinctive high visibility vest Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police are asking anyone with information or anyone who recognises the man to get in touch.


Queen Mary 2 starts biggest ever ship upgrade

Southampton liner Queen Mary 2 has left the city for the biggest refurbishment ​a ship has ever seen​. She will be out of service for 25 days for the massive upgrade.

Tens of millions of pounds will be spent on cabins, restaurants and public areas. ​50 ​cabins will also be added to the top of the ship and Cunard say every part of the vessel will have work.

2,500 people will work around the clock at a shipyard in Hamburg to complete the work for the return to Southampton on June 23rd. She will be accompanied by the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria ships as part of special celebrations to mark the refit, expected to be attended by top celebrities.

The ship will be given a major engineering refurbishment and will also be ​fully ​repainted.

The number of kennels for dogs and cats will double. Both a lamp post and a fire hydrant will be installed on the area of deck reserved for dog walking as part of the kennels development, so that dogs from either side of the pond will feel equally at home. .

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