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"Upstairs is completely gone - the kitchen is no longer." Fire destroys 17th century pub.

A landlord whose pub was almost completely destroyed by fire has vowed to try and re-open within 6 months.

40 fire-fighters tackled the flames at the Hooden on the Hill pub in Willesborough in Ashford, after the blaze was thought to have started in the kitchen.

Sarah Saunders spoke to landlord Howard Lapish and Rupert Roberts from Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

Additional footage from Lousie Kennett and stills courtesy of @Kent_999s


Firefighters battle large blaze at shops in Ringwood

Fire crews at the scene of the blaze in Ringwood Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Fire crews are at the scene of a huge fire in Ringwood Town Centre - six shops were affected.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service say the fire is now out and no-one was injured.

Crews at the scene of the fire in Ringwood Credit: Simon Rowley

The fire spread from a bin at the back of the shops and spread into roof space of some units. Around 50 firefighters were called out.

Fire crews at the scene of the blaze in Ringwood Town Centre Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service


CCTV image released after homeless man set on fire

Homeless man set on fire Credit: Sussex Police

Detectives have released a CCTV image after a homeless man reported being set on fire whilst he slept.

Sussex Police are looking for three men in connection with the incident in Worthing.

It happened in the early hours of Sunday, November 6th.

The 51-year old homeless man, who was sleeping in the Royal Arcade, suffered injuries to his head, cheek and eyelids.

His rucksack was also stolen

Officers would like to speak to the three people pictured in the above image as part of the ongoing investigation.

Brothers walk free over fire which burned for two months

It burned for two months and cost £700,000 pounds to put out and clear up.

Today two brothers were sentenced over a blaze at the Averies recycling centre in Swindon. 3000 tonnes of waste caught fire at the Marshgate site in 2014.

It blighted the lives of hundreds of people who lived and worked nearby.

Some businesses had to close because of the smoke and it even caused delays to trains.

Robert Murphy was in court and sent this report.

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