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Shane Byrne misses out on fourth superbike title

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne missed out on a record fourth superbike title over the weekend Credit: ITV News Meridian

Three-time superbike champion Shane Byrne from Kent missed out on winning his fourth title this weekend.

He took second place in the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch. Thousands of spectators watched the competition despite the rain.

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Fire at recycling plant

Smoke has been billowing high above Kent from a fire at a recycling plant. Firefighters have been at the plant in Sittingbourne all day.

Two men have been treated at the scene. People living nearby have been asked to keep windows and doors shut as a precaution.

Our reporter Nashreen Issa spoke to Chris Colgan from the Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Justin Greenaway who helps run the plant and Paul Best who works at Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway.

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