Eastbourne RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was called out by Dover Coastguard when it was reported that two trawlers, one from Holland and one from France, had a near collision 17 miles offshore which resulted in their towed fishing gear becoming entangled.
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Mostly dry and bright this afternoon with cloud building and rain arriving from the west later.
A risk of heavy downpours in parts of Kent this afternoon. Elsewhere, mostly dry with sunny spells.
Thunderstorms and heavy downpours caused flooding across the Meridian region yesterday. Some residents have been evacuated from their homes.