The sinking of the Titanic affected the lives of almost 600 families in the south. 100 years on thousands of people all over the region are preparing to stage exhibitions, memorial and musical events. Many are relatives of those who died and our Correspondent Mike Pearse went to meet some of them.
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Police have described the discovery of the bodies of 39 people in the back of a lorry near the Dartford Crossing as an 'absolute tragedy'.
This Sunday a 'Ride of Respect' is taking place to honour PC Andrew Harper - killed on duty near Reading in August.
A memorial dedicated to babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth and premature death has been destroyed by vandals - with part of it stolen.