Drivers are being advised to avoid the roads around Brand Hatch racing circuit in Kent as closures come into affect due to the Paralympics. Athletes start using the venue for training from today, which is why the closures have come into affect two days before the start of competition.
A20 at Gorse Hill: from south of Eglantine Road to south of Brands Hatch entrance will be closed except for access.
Scratchers Lane, Fawkham: from its junction with A20 London Road throughout its entire length to its junction with Fawkham Road will be closed with restricted access.
- Part of Fawkham Road, West Kingsdown: between Scratchers Lane and a rear entrance to Brands Hatch will be closed with restricted access.
Passengers are being warned that services will be busier this week with the end of summer holidays coinciding with the Paralympic Games.
High speed services will be most affected with the Javelin® service conveying Paralympic spectators to the Olympic Park
Metro and mainline services will also be busier than usual with spectators travelling to Paralympic venues and live sites in and around London.
A Southeastern spokesman said: “With many schools and commuters returning from summer holidays our services will be much busier than normal.
We’re running extra trains and longer trains where we can, but at the busiest times there may be occasions when customers may need to queue before boarding a train.
We advise passengers to adjust journeys wherever possible to avoid the busiest periods and allow extra time to travel.”
Paralympics GB's Will Bayley has won silver in the Men's Singles table tennis - Class 7.
The 24-year-old from Poole in Dorset lost to 47-year-old Jochen Wollmert from Germany at the ExCel in London by three games to one.
Whilst recovering from cancer aged seven, Will discovered he could play a good game of Table Tennis.
Thanks to his Grandma, who bought him his first table, Will continued to progress in the sport.
At the age of 12 he joined Byng Hall Table Tennis Club in Tunbridge Wells where he continued to improve before moving on to represent Kent men’s team of non-disabled players.
Will was born with arthrogryposis, a rare congenital disorder that affected all four of his limbs.**
The reigning Paralympic and World champion in the arms and shoulders men's single sculls rowing has missed out on a medal at London 2012.
Tom Aggar, who's 28 and from Maidenhead, hasn't lost a race for the last five years, but failed to secure a podium position today.
See his full interview here
Great Britain's LTA mixed coxed fours beat chief rivals Germany in a thrilling sprint for the line to win Paralympic gold.
The team includes serving army Captain James Roe from Caversham in Berkshire; David Smith from Ascot in Berkshire; Pam Relph from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire; Naomi Riches from Caversham and Lily van de Broeke from Oxford.
Kent's Joe Ingram is still in with a chance of clinching Paralympic bronze later this evening in spite of losing his under 100 kilogram quarter final to Gwang-Geun Choi of Korea.
Joe is following in the footsteps of his brother Sam who represented the Britsih Judo team in Beijing and came away with a bronze.
Paralympic swimmer, Graham Edmunds, who's from Reading, has missed out on the final of the S10 men's 100m butterfly.
Prior to a road traffic accident in 2000, Graham competed in non-disabled competition for 10 years and was club captain at Reading Swimming Club.**
Ad the Paralympics Games enter their first weekend it is hoped that team Paralympics GB will increase its medals tally.
The sailing events at Weymouth and Portland begin today with athletes working hard to master the waters off the Dorset coast. Helena Lucas from Southampton will compete in the 2.4mR class - in a single handed small keelboat. She wants to improve on her 7th place finish at the Beijing Games.
Ben Quilter during his quarter final match against Algeria's Mouloud Noura.
Paralympic cyclist Darren Kenny from Salisbury was in action at the velodrome today. Although a medal hopeful in the Men's 1km time trial, the Dorset-based athlete missed out on a podium place and eventually finished fourth.