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Dover eyesore demolition begins

It's been described as the biggest eyesore in Dover but work to remove it from the landscape is finally underway.

Burlington House is being demolished but not in the usual way. The thirteen storey office block in Townhall Street is full of asbestos so needs to be stripped from the inside out. David Johns has been to see how the process will happen.

He speaks to demolition contractor Eric Rosay and Kevin Charles from Dover District Council.

South East pothole claims among highest in country

Drivers claiming compensation for pothole damage Credit: ITV Meridian

Drivers in Kent, East Sussex and Essex are making more claims for pothole damage to their cars than motorists in many other parts of the country.

But new research from the RAC Foundation shows these councils settle fewer claims than most other authorities.

In Essex, just 5% of drivers received compensation, in Kent it was 8% and in East Sussex, 15% of drivers who made a claim received a pay-out.

Abigail Bracken reports from Hawkhurst.


Cashing up for good: Another local bank set to close its branch

In a few weeks time the only bank in the village of Hamble in Hampshire will close it's doors. It's the latest casualty as hundreds of branches close every year.

Despite loud protests and lengthy petitions it seems there's nothing local communities can do.

Sally Simmonds has our report.

Our records show a low and falling level of transactions with half our customers using other nearby branches in Hedge End and Park Gate. Everyday transactions like paying in a cheque or cash can also be completed at Hamble Post Office.

– Barclays Bank

The Acropolis, Stonehenge... could Brighton seafront become a World Heritage Site?

Brighton seafront could one day have the kudos of Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Machu Pichu and Sydney Opera House.

Why? Because conservationists are preparing an audacious bid for World Heritage Status to help save areas like the crumbling Madeira Terraces.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Roger Amerena of Brighton and Hove Heritage Commission, Austin Gayton of Studio 284, and Cllr Gill Mitchell.


The unclaimed ticket that could make someone a millionaire

Who wants to be a millionaire? Credit: ITV

Reading has a EuroMillions millionaire - but the winner is completely unaware of the win.

Ticket buyers are being urged to check their homes and pockets as time is running out to claim their prize, which also includes a luxury yacht.

If the lucky winner doesn't come forward before 21 October, then the prize money and its interest will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

Multi million pound budget crisis for East Kent Hospitals

The troubleshooter hired to shake up three struggling hospitals in East Kent has revealed a multi million pound budget crisis.

The East Kent Hospital Trust, which has been in special measures for almost a year, has a budget shortfall of almost £40 million.

Chris Brown, hired on a controversial salary of nearly £300,000 to lead the recovery of the hospitals, says radical measures are needed to balance the books.

Tomorrow a report from the health service regulator will slate standards of financial management at the East Kent NHS Trust.

Watch John Ryall's report.

  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Dungeness estate yours for £1.5m

How do you fancy getting your hands on a country landscape by the sea? Well the Dungeness estate has gone on sale.

It's almost five hundred acres of desert-like terrain, jutting out into the English channel, shifting banks of shingle with a nuclear power station at its tip.

David Johns has been to see what you get for your money.

He spoke to estate trustee Maurice Ede, nature reserve manager Owen Leyshon, and estate agent Will Whittaker.

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