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Good evening. stories on the BBC News Channel.
A 37 year old man from Rochester has died in a crash on Chatham Road
in Maidstone after his car collided with trees.
Police were called to the scene on the A229 slip road
towards the Running Horse Roundabout shortly after 3.30 this morning.
12 firefighters are at the scene of a chalet bungalow fire
They've been there since half past nine this evening
GPs in Crawley are calling for a pioneering scheme -
which aims to reduce loneliness - to continue when its current
The scheme allows doctors to prescribe social activities
Struggling to care for her husband who has dementia, and had become
completely housebound. Joining a completely housebound. Joining a
local Bowls club has set her on the way to recovery thanks to a
prescription from her GP. I was crying for a whole month and I could
not leave my front door. I needed people speaking with me and helping
me through a very dark time in my life. And the project helped me get
back. It is estimated one in five patients who visit their GPs do not
primarily have a medical problem. Many of them just need someone to
talk to. Under the social prescribing scheme doctors can refer
these patients to voluntary groups who match them with groups in their
local community. It will save the lives of the lot of people that we
work with. It a world of different the patient and the doctor is
freeing up for permits to see others and you are saving money. Medicine
and wellness is more than tablets, we have two connect the will of the
government into action and funding. The ?76,000 funding from the council
ends in June but the towns Conservative MP is hopeful it can
become permanent. Crawley was designated as a dementia friendly
town, that was not just a label but something that has again meant that
Crawley is in the lead in this issue and I think that we can lead in
terms of tackling loneliness as well. The council says this decision
about whether it keeps funding the scheme depends on evidence that it
really is easing pressure on health and social care, a challenge facing
all local authorities. A toddler from Tunbridge Wells has
died - barely two weeks after a quarter of a million pounds
was raised to fly her to America for what her parents hoped
would be 'life-saving surgery'. Two year old Florence Jackson,
had a rare cancerous tumour. Her family say she's left a huge
hole in their hearts that Dramatic footage of a car on fire
has been filmed outside a fast food restaurant
in Chestfield near Whitstable. The two minute video
which contains flashing images It shows flames leaping
from the car's engine Although the car was badly
damaged nobody was hurt. Hundreds of people gathered
in Ramsgate this morning to mark the 75th anniversary of the Channel
Dash. A ceremony and flypast were held
at the harbour to commemorate the day eighteen pilots took off
from Manston to attack the largest Only five of the men survived
the attack in 1942 - the rest were shot down
by the Germans. Weather now - let's see how it's
looking for the week ahead. Here's Georgina Burnett
with the details. Good evening. After snow at the
weekend it is going to be feeling very different by the end of the
week with milder weather on the way. It does look like we see in the back
of any outbreaks for the evening survey largely dry night tonight,
cloud about and clearer skies coming through later on in the night but it
is unlikely that we will see a frost because of the wind, a largely dry
and breezy night to night, and tomorrow the easterly wind continues
and it will be quite biting at times, pretty gusty as well, at 40
miles an hour across the coast in particular. It's taken the edge of
temperatures which have improved after the weekends, high survey to 9
degrees, but really not feeling that way because of the wind, there's a
good deal of sunshine and dry weather on for tomorrow at least.
Still fairly breezy on Tuesday and Wednesday, Tuesday has bright and
sunny spells about, a bright and breezy day on Wednesday, and a bit
more cloud and a few showers coming through but we start to see double
figures and by the end of the week, dry and mild weather on the way, so
it's all change, especially after the weekend's events.
That's the news and weather in the South East this Sunday.
We will be back during Breakfast tomorrow from 6 o'clock.
For now, from all of us on the team, thank for watching.
I'm sure most of us are glad to see the back of this weekend. It's been
cold, bleak and at times wintry. It provided some beautiful weather
Watchers photos, like Sheffield earlier today. I suspect some of the
lying snow will be blown around by strong winds starting to develop.
The odd spot of drizzle into the far north-east. The wind strengthening
here. Already signs of something a little bit miles, temperatures
climbing up. However it's not going to feel that warm straightaway.
Because of the strength of the wind. The wind however will break up the
cloud, so some sunshine into central and Southern areas. The cloud is
thickening all the time. The odd bit of drizzle. Some sunny spells