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28/01/2017

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Around 200 people have marched through a Kent village to protest

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The plans to build 700 homes near Sittingbourne have been put

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forward by the local council so that it can meet

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government targets, as Peter Whittlesea reports.

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This march is in Borden near Sittingbourne but communities across

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the southeast face the same issue - hundreds of new homes proposed

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as councils try and meet national housing targets.

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This is a greenfield site, grade one agricultural land, countryside,

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footpaths, and it's the only countryside we've got left.

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Residents argue their village would be absorbed by Sittingbourne

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The council says it's been forced to find sites for 4000 more homes

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than they wanted to, to meet government building targets.

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Do you actually have enough brownfield sites?

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I mean, I think virtually every brownfield site,

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if not every brownfield site is already within

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So whatever happens on this local plan, someone's going to be upset?

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Not only in Swale but everywhere else in the southeast,

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But critics claim in this borough, houses aren't being equally

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In this particular council, they have chosen to divide

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One area, Faversham, are treating specially,

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the other area, Sittingbourne and Sheppey is having to take the bulk

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As councils decide which new developments will get the

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go-ahead, more protests are expected.

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Peter Whittlesea, BBC South East Today, Borden.

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A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing

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A member of the public called the police at around half

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They found a man in his 20s with stab wounds

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He was taken to hospital for treatment.

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Lorry drivers should be banned from using sat

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navs designed for cars, according to local councils.

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It comes after a series of incidents in which vehicles have become stuck

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in narrow lanes in villages such as Mereworth in Kent.

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Residents in Pevensey in East Sussex have also complained

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The Local Government Association wants all lorry drivers to use sat

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navs specifically designed for their vehicle.

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Too many lorries are still using cheap sat navs

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coming from small stores which are designed,

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What they should be doing is using more expensive

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that actually give them an idea of where they can safely drive.

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A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries

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The incident, involving a black BMW, happened on the A20

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in Maidstone at around a quarter to one this morning.

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Two D-Day veterans from East Sussex have been awarded the Legion

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At a special ceremony in Seaford this morning,

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96-year-old Ernest Frobisher, from Eastbourne,

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and 90-year-old Arthur Burrett, from Seaford,

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were both given the award for fighting

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and risking their lives to secure the liberation of France

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There's not many people who get them.

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And for these to be handed on to the family, it gives them

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Onto football and in the last half hour, Brighton and Hove Albion have

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been knocked out of the FA Cup by non-league side Lincoln.

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In their fourth round match Lincoln won 3-1.

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And in the Sky Bet League One games, Charlton won away

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Gillingham drew with Shrewsbury Town 1-1.

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And in League Two, Crawley Town suffered defeat

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Time for a look at the weather now with Wendy Hurrell.

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The weather is changing over the next few days to something

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milder and there will be a little bit of rain around

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because it's all coming in from the Atlantic and I can show

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This is the first tangle of weather fronts that's

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Through the day tomorrow, you can see lots of low

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pressure systems stacking up in the Atlantic

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and that's basically what we're going to see coming

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In fact, there are a few showers around

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this evening and they will continue overnight as well.

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Bear in mind the ground under our feet is pretty

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frozen solid after a cold couple of weeks and so as temperatures fall

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to one or two Celsius tonight, this showery activity

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One or two icy patches not out of the question rurally

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The showers continue into tomorrow morning.

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There'll be bits and pieces of rain around and

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generally quite a lot of cloud around as well.

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And some more significant rain coming through later on in the

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day, the first significant rain really we've had

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Temperatures will be around seven or eight Celsius.

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We've got mild conditions, often double figures,

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That's it from us now. We would like the same time tomorrow evening. See

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you then. Goodbye. Hello. If you don't like the cold

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weather, it certainly felt a lot better for you today, at least

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across the southern half of the UK. Still pretty chilly in northern

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areas, even some sleet. When we see this transition from one type of

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weather to another, we get a lot of variable weather. That's what we've

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had today that is what is on the way tomorrow. Sunshine and showers

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today, and tomorrow will be quite a mix as well. Lots of clouds in the

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Atlantic ready to come our way. The short term, just bits and spots of

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rain in the western areas, some rain in the North least. Cold enough for

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some ice to form in Northern Ireland, northern England and parts

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of

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