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Short-term benefits in Oxon but long-term uncertainty

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The local economy of Oxfordshire depends on a mixture of elements including tourism and arable farming.

A farmer on the outskirts of Oxford believes that voting to leave the EU has made future growth in farming much harder.

But, a major tourism hot-spot in the city says that in the short-term a weak pound is bringing in more tourists.

Cary Johnston reports on the counties concerns for the future.

'Theresa May needs to be transparent' Hove MPs reaction

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Labour MP for Hove, Peter Kyle, has said he was against triggering Article 50. Earlier in the year, he joined 18 other Labour backbenchers in offering an amendment to the Bill which would see it thrown out.

Now that the UK is going forward with its exit from the EU - Kyle wants Theresa May to be transparent about what will be delivered and to give the public a true understanding of what will happen next.

Phil Hornby reports.


The French share their thoughts on the UK leaving the EU

Calais is the first French town many British tourists encounter when they travel to the Continent by road, rail or ferry.

Mainland Europe is just 26 miles away from Dover when crossing the English Channel. But what do our continental neighbours think about us leaving the EU.

Tom Savvides has been finding out


Polish workers' concerns over leaving EU

The Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 today Credit: PA

Leaving the EU has raised massive concerns in Southampton - home to 25,000 Polish people.

Many moved to the city as far back as 2004. But already, recruitment agencies have seen the number of Eastern European workers plummet. Many say they're in limbo - waiting to see what happens.

Rachel Hepworth reports.

'Jobs at risk' if Goodwin Sands are not dredged

The Port of Dover says millions of pounds of investment and hundreds of jobs will be at risk if it can't dredge the material it wants from the Goodwin Sands.

The work will help expand the Western Docks and the port says getting sand from further away will massively increase the carbon footprint of the project.

Opponents of the scheme say they will ask for a judicial review if the Government does give the go-ahead later this year.

As Iain McBride reports.

Iain spoke to Neil Wiggins the Community Director at the Port of Dover, Bryony Chapman, a Marine Policy Officer from the Kent Wildlife Trust and Joanna Thomson from the Save Our Sands Campaign.

Plans for so-called Kent 'super council' put on hold

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Plans for a so-called 'super council' in East Kent have been put on hold.

Shepway District Council voted against going forward to the next stage of public consultation at a council meeting this evening.

The shake up would have meant merging Thanet, Canterbury, Dover and Shepway councils to cut costs.

The plans could only move forward if all four councils agreed.

One hundred jobs could be lost if the proposals were to go ahead.

They will now have to consider alternative options.

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