The short-haired bumblebee has been re-introduced to the UK at a field in Kent, 12 years after it was declared extinct in Britain.
An expert on nuclear safety says proposals for a massive underground nuclear waste dump in Kent are "ludicrous and highly dangerous".
Shepway Council has announced a consultation process on plans for a Nuclear Research and Disposal Facility on the Romney Marsh.
The final fuel flask will be removed today from the Dungeness nuclear power station in Kent. The fuel will be transported to Sellafield in Cumbria for reprocessing. The decommissioned power plant provided electricity for the national grid for nearly 40 years.
The ships involved were the Gas Arctic, a Malta-registered gas tanker on passage from Tees to Portland, with 14 crew aboard, and the Spring Bok, a cargo ship, registered in the Netherlands, on passage from Amsterdam to Aruba in the Caribbean, with 22 crew aboard.
Dover Coastguard requested the launch of the Dungeness all weather lifeboat and asked for assistance from HMS Tyne. Phil Davies from Dover Coastguard says: “The vessels have both incurred damage above the water line but are fully capable of making their way to Portland where they will be inspected.”
Two ships on passage in the Dover Strait collided in poor visibility this morning. The ‘Gas Arctic’ tanker was on passage from Tees to Portland, with 14 crew aboard. The ‘Spring Bok’ cargo ship was on passage from Amsterdam to Oranjestad, Aruba, with 22 crew aboard.
There are reports that two ships have collided in the Channel. Dover Coastguard say the crash happened 6 miles off the coast of Dungeness. There were no fatalities.