Minister for Portsmouth Michael Fallon will be launching a new plan in the city aimed at creating jobs and boosting growth.
The plan has been put together to help the marine and maritime industry in the Solent following BAE Systems' announcement it would stop ship-building in the city.
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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