Meridian's very own Fred Dinenage will receive an honorary doctorate later from Southampton Solent University. Fred, who was made an MBE in 2010, will be made a doctor of media.
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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