The family and friends of a twenty-two year old backpacker, who was killed in a car crash in Australia, have started a campaign to change the driving laws there. Jade Fox, from Maidstone, was a passenger in a four-by-four vehicle being driven by a 19 year old tourist on Fraser Island. Jade's family say the driver was too young to cope with the sandy terrain. Jade's friends and family are now starting a petition to ban people under 25 from driving on Fraser Island. Andrea Thomas has this report. She spoke to Jade's sister Amy and her friend Remmi Sexton.
Protesters who are fighting against the re-development of Manston airport will present a petition ahead of a full council meeting this evening. Nearly 8 thousand people have signed the 'No to Houses Petition'. The airport closed in May.
Campaigners from across the Meridian region are urging the Government to do more to protect the wildlife in our seas.
A quarter of a million people have signed a petition being handed in to Downing Street this afternoon. In his report David Johns spoke to Bryony Chapman from Kent Wildlife Trust and Gareth Rice, a fisherman.
See the petition for yourself: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29349
The RNLI has not had to pay VAT on fuel for its lifeboats since 1977, but Kent's air ambulance, which relies entirely on donations, does have to.