Residents in Faversham in Kent are being advised to keep their windows and doors closed as more than sixty fire fighters battle to bring a blaze at a commercial laundry under control.
The A251 Ashford Road is closed in Faversham between the A2 Canterbury Road and the M2 junction 6 (Faversham). It's due to a fire at a commercial laundry. 60 firefighters are on the scene and have been there since 4am.
There are reports of a large plum of smoke. There is no exit from the coastbound M2 at junction 6.
More than forty fire crews are trying to bring a blaze at a linen company in Faversham, Kent under control.
Eight crews from across the county and the high aerial platform have been at the scene of the fire since 3:54am.
The fire has closed the Faversham junction onto the M2 and has also closed the A2.
A medieval dungeon has been unearthed in Faversham in Kent when contractors were digging a new water main. It's believed the gaol dates from the mid century .
An elderly woman's prized collection of teddy bears, ornaments and jewellery has been stolen form her home on Newhouse Lane in Shelwich.
The items included antique jewellery, china and ceramic ornaments, as well as several Steiff teddy bears and Wedgwood china vases, clocks and plates.
The collection is worth tens of thousands of pounds and holds sentimental value for the victim who has been collecting for decades.
A watch belonging to her late husband was also taken. It is believed the burglar loaded the goods into a cardboard box, wrapping each piece in linen to keep it safe.
Reports of M2 London bound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident between J6 A251 (Faversham) and J5 A249 (Sittingbourne/Stockbury Roundabout).Reports traffic is getting past on the hard shoulder.