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One man's view of life on the Dartford Crossing

It's been a long time coming, but after more than fifty years, the barriers at the Dartford Crossing are coming down.

And with the removal of those barriers, the hope is that the worst of the congestion will end too. But will it all go smoothly, and do people know what to do?

Andrea Thomas spent the morning with courier and regular Dartford Crossing user Ben Conroy, to see how he felt about the changes.

Parents protest for new school in Benenden

Benenden school pupils protest over new building Credit: Benenden CEP

More than 50 parents and children waving banners and placards have protested on the green in Benenden about the need for a new village school.

Benenden Primary has planning permission for an entirely new school to replace its crumbling buildings – but no funding.

The school is currently split across two sites - one dating back to the 17th century - and children have to cross the busy main road through the village to walk between them. It currently has no school hall or dining hall, and no kitchen.

The Department for Education is in the process of considering which schools will be awarded funding for new buildings.

Sequel to hit film Frozen is 'on the way'

Could Elsa be heading back to our screens Credit: Disney

Could there be a sequel on the way to hit Disney film Frozen?

Well according to the voice of Elsa - actress Idina Menzel - Frozen 2 is currently in the development and could hit our screens soon.

The star who sang the film's big song Let It Go appeared to confirm the news in a video interview with The Telegraph.

The Daily Express reports that Menzel said that a musical based on Frozen is also in the pipeline.


Warning over Black Friday traffic chaos

Traffic volumes around the Bicester area have returned to normal levels after heavy traffic because of Black Friday,

There have been ongoing problems around the Bicester Village shopping outlet,

Bicester Village spokeswoman Miranda Markham said: “If you are considering travelling to Bicester Village, we would recommend you travel after the rush hour peak.

“Bicester Village will be open until midnight.”

Thames Valley Police is asking the public stuck in traffic not to contact police on 101 for general updates.

Regular updates will be given through local radio and Twitter, via the Roads Policing account @tvprp.

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