More than sixty firefighters have spent the afternoon tackling a blaze at a caravan site at Gravesend in Kent. A number of homes were evacuated, while other residents in the area were told to stay indoors and keep their windows shut.
As John Ryall reports, plumes of smoke could be seen for miles. The interviewee in his report is Chris Colgan from Kent Fire & Rescue Service.
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Thursday's weather for the east of the region
Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood has been praised after attempting to save the life of the police officer killed in New Palace Yard.
Some clearer periods at first tonight, before further outbreaks of rain return westwards.