Live updates

Kent hampers made to encourage using local produce

Video. Kent has long been known as the Garden of England because of the great range of food it grows. A new campaign from Visit Kent are encouraging local B&B's and hotels to serve up Kentish fare at breakfast time, by putting together home grown hampers.

Sally Roger joined us from the Good Shed in Canterbury to tell us what her Kent Breakfast campaign was all about.

Eastleigh MP joins campaign to fight breast cancer

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has joined the fight against breast cancer Credit: Breast Cancer Campaign

Mike Thornton, MP for Eastleigh, is taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign's biggest and pinkest fundraiser 'wear it pink' day.

He said, "Every year in the UK, around 50,000 women and 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, 12,000 women and 80 men die from the disease.

"We need to support Breast Cancer Campaign's fundraising efforts to they can continue to fund research which will one day lead to a cure."

Over the last ten years, 'wear it pink' has raised £23 million. On Friday 25th October this year, people will come together to raise money for the campaign.

To register for 'wear it pink' and receive a fundrasing pack, click here.


Campaign to stop drink driving

A road safety charity is urging the public to stop drink driving this summer after figures have risen across our region in the heatwave.

5,170 of the 100,892 drivers breathalysed in the month-long crackdown failed the test.

The UK drink drive limit is 80mg alcohol per 100ml blood which is the highest in Europe.

Road safety charity Brake is urging people to be vigilant about all forms of drink driving as drink drive casualties normally peak over the summer.

The charity is asking people to never drive after drinking any amount of alcohol and to speak out about drink driving.

Everyone wants to get out and enjoy the good weather while it lasts but that shouldn't mean putting your life and lives of others at risk. Research is clear that even small amounts of alcohol significantly increase your risk of crashing, so it just isn't worth risking any alcohol, to prevent horrific crashes and devastating casualties."

– Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive at Brake