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This from Kent Fire and Rescue service Twitter feed:
"KFRS has been called to the John Lewis store at Bluewater to investigate reports of a suspected small chemical leak from a fridge.
"Three pumps have been sent. Kent Police officers have assisted KFRS in the evacuation of the store. Ambulance are also in attendance."
We're getting reports that the John Lewis store at Bluewater, Kent, has had to be evacuated due to a "chemical incident".
Three fire engines and paramedics are believed to be attending the incident.
Police are appealing for information after a sexual assault in a Southampton park in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A 25-year-old woman was walking home through East Park after when she was grabbed by two men who indecently assaulted her.
The victim described them as tall, black, and in their early thirties. One had short hair, the other a short beard.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Det Insp Scrase at Southampton Central police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Police investigating the death of a cyclist in a road traffic collision in Southampton have charged a driver.
Steven Petterson, 38, of Waterhouse Lane, Southampton, was charged with causing death by driving without due care and attention.
He was bailed to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on June 7th.
On December 17th last year, the Ford Transit minibus he was driving was in collision with a bicycle on Mountbatten Way.
The cyclist, 48-year-old David Irving from Wimbourne, died as a result of his injuries.
The driver of a Mercedes Coupe, a 56-year-old man from Fordingbridge, also arrested at the time, was released with no further action.
The FA said it compared the Suarez incident to two cases which may have required bans longer than three games.
- January 2013: Chelsea's Eden Hazard kicking a ball boy (did not require longer ban)
- March 2013: Brighton's Ashley Barnes tripping a referee (required six-match suspension)
It said it could not compare the incident to a 2006 incident involving Manchester City's Ben Thatcher and Portsmouth's Pedro Mendes because the latter was "serious foul play" while Suarez's bite constituted "violent conduct."
As a result, the FA said, the length of Suarez's ban had to be proportional to the six-game ban given to Brighton's Ashley Barnes:
Police have arrested a 20-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman in connection with the murder of Jamhel Jones in Southampton on Saturday, April 20.
Joanna McQuillan, 39, reported missing by her family in Bartley, was found in a Winchester restaurant on Tuesday morning, police say.
She was located after several reported sightings. Her family has been informed.
Det Insp Ellie Hurd said: “The police are indebted to the media and the public for their terrific response.”
Students from Priory School Amnesty Group in Lewes have met with Foreign Minister Alistair Burt to discuss the fate of Guantanamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer.
Aamer is the last British resident left in the US detention facility. The schoolchildren presented their request for the prisoner, who has never been charged, to be returned to the UK.
Lewes MP Norman Baker was also present in the meeting. Shaker Aamer has been held at the camp since 2002.
Two John Deere tractors of a total value of £90,000 have been stolen from a distribution centre in Tilshead, Wiltshire. Officers believe that a large lorry would have been used to transport them via the A303 to Dover.
Both have since been recovered in Poland with the assistance of the Polish authorities.
Sussex-based Rolls Royce is commemorating 80 years since the death of one of the company’s founders, Sir Frederick Henry Royce, today.
Sir Henry died, aged 70, at his house "Elmstead" in West Wittering, West Sussex, on April 22 1933.
The house is less than ten miles from the current home of Rolls Royce at Goodwood.
Speaking from a special memorial service held outside Elmstead, Andrew Ball, communications manager, said: "Sir Henry was a modest genius who referred to himself simply as a 'mechanic'.
"He had a simple engineering philosophy – the pursuit of excellence – and one that the whole team at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars strives for every day. Today we commemorate the death of Sir Henry but also celebrate an extraordinary life and a lasting legacy.”