45 firefighters are at a blaze at a listed property in Wadhurst in Sussex. A neighbour phoned 999 at midday after spotting smoke coming from the roof area of the two floor house.
No-one is believed to be inside the building.
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In one rural village in Hampshire, peak pollution levels at a busy railway crossing are three times above EU recommended limits.
Fifth generation market trader Wayne Bellows has been told he makes too much noise trying to sell fruit and veg from his stall.
The fire was started accidentally when oil ignited in front of a resident while he was cooking.