East Kent may have been taking a battering from the weather, but it could have a bright future in the high-tech industry. Business leaders have been meeting in London to discuss the potential.
They say the area has a skilled workforce, low start-up costs and good transport links - so could it become the next "silicon city"? Andy Dickenson reports.
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People across the South remembered the those who lost their lives during the silence at midday across Britain.
Friday afternoon's forecast for the west of the region
Friday afternoon's forecast for the east of the region