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Cambell's Bluebird powerboat is back

The Bluebird returns Credit: David Johns

It has taken two decades of painstaking work but the iconic Bluebird powerboat that smashed the world speed record in 1937 is ready to take to the water again.

After a remarkable restoration project the 130mph craft, driven into the history books by Sir Malcolm Campbell, has been faithfully rebuilt by a team in Sussex.

They are performing trial runs this morning at Bewl Reservoir. More at 6pm.

Major reservoir in South East nearly full after summer rain

Bewl, reservoir, full
Reservoir on the Kent/Sussex border nearly full Credit: ITV Meridian

A water company that supplies homes in Kent and Sussex says their reservoirs are now in a healthy position thanks to the recent wet weather.

Bewl reservoir near Lamberhurst is now 91% full according to Southern Water, more than double what it was in February when it was only 41%.

The firm lifted water restrictions last month after heavier than average rainfall in April, May and early June.

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