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Stuck out in a queue at Dover? Whip out the banjo

So, what do you do when you're facing long delays at Dover because of additional security checks in the wake of recent terror attacks in France?

Whip out your banjo and start playing, that's what one man decided to do when he found himself stuck in a queue.

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Motorists warned of traffic misery as holidaymakers head to south coast

The increase in staycations has meant the region's roads will be particularly busy especially the M27 / A31 interchange in Hampshire and the A303 at Stonehenge.

The RAC has warned congestion will be dramatically worse than last year's summer getaway with 14.4 million motorists on our roads over the next three days - that's 5 million more than in 2015.

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Brits flock to the south for summer staycation

Bournemouth beach is one of the most popular UK destinations Credit: Clive Gee/PA Wire

The summer getaway is now well under way, but this year’s holiday will be different for many Britons, as more and more of us choose to spend our time off staying in the country.

It’s thought the impact of Brexit, the rising cost of trips abroad and recent events in Europe mean increasing numbers of people will visit the region and its attractions.

In the first three months of this year, 3.5 million trips were taken to both the South East and South West, according to Visit Britain.

For the South West this was an increase of 17% from the same period last year.

Visit Britain also found that visitors to the South East spent£578 million in the first three months of this year, a 28% increase compared to the same period in 2015.

Several places across the South are also in the top 20 most visited English towns over the last three years.

Brighton was the highest Southern spot, coming 11th, while Bournemouth and the New Forest followed at 14th and 18th place.

Lorry fire blocking M2 London-bound

The lorry is full of hay bales Credit: Ryan Donnelly [Twitter]

A lorry is on fire on the M2 London-bound between junctions 6 and 5 (Faversham and Sittingbourne).

Both lanes of the B carriageway have been closed.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service are working to put out the fire.

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