Up to 40mm of rain could fall in higher ground with wind gusts of up to 70mph are expected on south coast
New photos taken by the Environment Agency show the scale of the flooding in the Arun valley south of Pulborough.
A search has been launched for a man who is believed to have gone missing in Dorset without wearing any clothes.
Police are investigating a single vehicle collision on the A2011 Crawley Avenue, Crawley, in which a woman sadly sustained fatal injuries. It happened at about 1.40am yesterday, when a black BMW Z3 sports car travelling west along Crawley Avenue left the carriageway and hit with a fence.
The car's occupants, a 35-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both from the Crawley area, were taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting, London, with serious injuries.
Later the same morning the woman sadly died. The man remains in a serious condition, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Protesters gather at the roadside as live animal exports are set to resume at the port of Ramsgate after 18 months.
Two lanes are closed and traffic is slow moving on the M27 eastbound in Hampshire between junction 8 for the A3024 (Bursledon/Hamble) and junction 9 for the A27 (Segensworth/Fareham). There's congestion to junction 4 for the M3.
Roadworks worth one point five million pounds will start in Reading today. The works from Cemetery Junction to London Road will last for 6 months.
Known as the Eastern Area Scheme, the six-month project will see a package of highways enhancement measures introduced along the busy stretch.
- widening existing pavements to cater for new shared pedestrian and cycle routes
- road resurfacing at Cemetery Junction
- raised crossings at junctions to provide a level surface and safer crossing
- planting new trees and de-cluttering of existing street furniture to provide a more attractive local environment
- an upgrade the traffic signal junctions at Cemetery Junction, London Road/Alexandra Road, London Road/London Street and Crown Street/Southampton Street.
– Tony Page, Lead Member for Planning and Transport
All of these benefits are also being delivered without the loss of any lane capacity for motorists. The enhancements will include the planting of a number of new trees along the route and generally making this busy route into Reading a more attractive place for local residents who live in and around the area. There will inevitably be a level of disruption but the project is being planned so that any lane closures take place in off peak hours, which is vitally important on such a key route."**
Bognor Regis will be given £1.6m to boost the economy and improve public spaces. The Sussex town secured the grant from the Coastal Communities Fund, a scheme to regenerate seaside towns and villages.
Newhaven will also receive £1.9 million from the Fund.
The Sussex towns secured the grants after successful bids by Lewes District Council and Adur District Council for a share of £27.7 million of funding for more than 50 projects across the UK.
In Newhaven the money will be spent on developing existing Denton Island facilities including new Innovation Space at the Enterprise Centre, more nursery space, new training rooms and a café.
The Red Arrows have been announced as the star performer at this year's Folkestone Airshow. There will also be a Lancaster bomber and two spitfires taking part at the two day event in June.
Project manager Yvonne Holder said, "It's wonderful news that Folkestone has been included in this year's displays by the Red Arrows. A fantastic line-up of military and other aircraft has been assembled to thrill residents and visitors during the Airshow weekend.
As well as 'The Reds', it includes a Lancaster and two Spitfires of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Tucano and Grob Tutor aerobatic planes and the Breitling Wingwalkers, the only formation wingwalking team in the world.
And that's not all. Starting at 7pm, we are presenting ABBA Björn Again plus multi-instrumentalist star Chris Andre plus a grand firework finale. It'll be an evening to remember."
Shepway District Council leader Cllr David Monk said: "I am pleased that the Red Arrows are coming back to thrill us with their breathtaking aerobatic display. The district council and Folkestone Town Council have again made funds available to pay for the Red Arrows display".
Live animal exports from the Port of Ramsgate are due to start again today, two years after a ban was brought in following the death of 40 sheep.
Repairs to a berth at Dover means the operator has switched operations back to Ramsgate.
An export ban by Thanet District Council was overturned by the High Court.