The future of three of the Royal Navy's Portsmouth-based patrol vessels has been secured for the next 10 years after the MoD bought them outright from BAE Systems. HMS Tyne, Severn and Mersey each spend around 300 days a year patrolling UK waters. The MoD signed a £39m contract.
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The M20 London bound carriageway has now been reopened to traffic but Operation Stack is expected to remain in place into the weekend.
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region