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Day 3 of M20 misery as Calais strike continues

Freight bosses have called for troops and police in France to step in to protect hauliers.

It comes as travel across Kent is disrupted for a third day, because of strikes by French workers which have closed the port of Calais.

Five thousand lorries are stuck on the M20 because of Operation Stack - amid fears that disruption could now stretch beyond Thursday.

Meanwhile thousands of bottles of water and hundreds of meals have been handed out to lorry drivers, some of whom have been in queues for 48, long, hot hours.



Firefighters tackle Kent farm blaze

Firefighters are currently tackling a fire in a number of farm buildings in Kent. The fire at the outbuildings at Pye Corner, Ulcombe started at just before midday.

Residents are being advised to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution Credit: Lauren Blair

Heatwave: Urgent health warning issued

Urgent health warnings have been issued as Britain is set to experience its hottest day in nine years.

It is the hottest day of the year and temperatures could hit 35C (95F) in London today, while most of Britain will see the mercury hover between 30C (86F) and 33C (91.4C).

Young children, the elderly and those with serious illnesses are at particular risk amid fears the hot weather could lead to hospitalisations and even deaths.

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