Plans have been unveiled to regenerate a large section of Brighton seafront - at a cost of thirty million pounds. The Madeira Terraces have fallen into disrepair - and are currently closed to the public. Malcolm Shaw reports.
Emergency services are currently dealing with a serious crash on the approach to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, near Chichester.
It happened shortly before 6am and has led to significant traffic jams in the area, stretching back from Goodwood to the A27 Chichester by-pass.
A motorcyclist and a vehicle were in collision on Kennel Hill, just north of the Kennels and close to Gate 4 - one of the main entrances to this weekend's Festival of Speed at Goodwood.
The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and is being worked on by paramedics at the scene.
Marshals are assisting police with local road closures, including Pook Lane and Chalk Pit Lane.
Motorists are being asked to avoid the area if at all possible and to show patience if unfortunately caught in the jams.
Anyone who saw the crash or who may have other information is asked to email email@example.com or phone 101, quoting Operation Whitegrove.
Twenty thousand lightning strikes, and a month's worth of rainfall in just a few hours, has flooded businesses and schools, and caused travel misery across the South. Fallen trees blocked roads and rail lines, and one driver was injured when two trees came down and crushed his van on Winchester Road in Botley. And, there's a warning of more thunderstorms to come tonight. Rachel Hepworth reports.
Sandford Lane in Woodley is now closed in both directions due to flooding between Colemans Moor Road (Woodley) and B3030 Davis Street / Dunt Lane (Hurst).
There is a revised rail service on Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Dartford, between London Charing Cross and Gravesend and between London Charing Cross and Orpington due to flooding. All lines have now reopened following disruption caused by heavy rain and thunderstorms across the Southeastern network.
Services are still subject to revisions, delays and cancellations.
SE UPDATE: Cannon Street & London Bridge stations are now OPEN for Southeastern services but disruption continues
Given the ongoing disruption which will continue for some time, here's some of the things we're doing to help; https://t.co/XyDpAA86Xo
Revised service on South West Trains between London Waterloo and Salisbury due to flooding and signalling problem. London Waterloo to/from Salisbury and Exeter will terminate and start at Basingstoke. Passengers will need to use an alternative train between Basingstoke and London Waterloo.
Severe delays and road blocked due to overturned lorry on M40 Southbound before J6 B4009 (Watlington), congestion on M40 to J9 A34 / A41 (Bicester). All southbound traffic is being held. A lorry carrying frozen offal crossed over the central reservation at 12:30. The northbound carriageway is closed between J6 and J7, and there is a diversion in place via A40.
There is major disruption on the railways for travellers following heavy rain and thunderstorms overnight. More downpours are expected.Read the full story ›
Hampshire Roads Policing Unit say that the Haslar Bridge in Gosport is closed in the direction heading out of town. The inbound route remans open. Southern Electric are working on the problem.
2/2 southern electric and engineers are here no eta as to when the fault will be fixed. Avoid the area of possible #3073