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PM at B&Q in Eastleigh: 'We don't want a DIY recession'

David Cameron talks to B&Q workers at their HQ in Chandler's Ford Credit: ITV

"As I stand here in B&Q it would be a DIY recession" - The words of the Prime Minister as he spoke in Hampshire today, exactly a month before the EU Referendum.

David Cameron and George Osborne were visiting B and Q headquarters to warn more than eight hundred thousand jobs could be lost if the UK exits the EU .

Here's a video clip of some of the main parts of his speech:

But the Brexit Campaign says we can flourish outside the EU and disputes some of the Prime Minister's assessment.

Former Tory Leader, Iain Duncan Smith says a number of economists don't agree with the report and the Treasury has looked at the "very worst possibilties."


UPDATE: Dartford crossing tunnel re-opens but still long delays

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There are still major delays on the M25 westbound in Kent due to the earlier closing of the east tunnel of the Dartford crossing.

It has now re-opened.

9 miles of delays: East tunnel at Dartford Crossing closed

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Drivers are being advised that the east (right hand) tunnel at the Dartford Crossing remains closed as one of the tunnel’s safety systems is not operating.

Engineers are on site and carrying out repairs but it is likely to take until at least 9am before the tunnel can be safely reopened.

The tunnel had been closed for routine maintenance and was due to reopen at 5am.

Northbound traffic can continue to use the west tunnel, which has a height limit of 4.8 metres (15’9’’). Southbound traffic using the QEII bridge remains unaffected.

Highways England and its contractors say they are working hard to fix the safety system and will reopen the tunnel as soon as it is safe to do so.

Drivers of tall vehicles – over 4.8 metres – will be diverted via the western section of the M25.

Drivers are advised to plan their journeys and to allow extra time.


11 year old girl found safe after police search

An eleven year old girl from Essex who went missing on Friday has been found, after an appeal on social media.

Nikita Courtnell had last been seen leaving school on Friday in Southend, and this morning police launched an inquiry.

But within the hour, she was found in Hullbridge, after someone saw the appeal on social media.

Thank you to everyone who retweeted and shared the appeal.

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