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Residents in a Kent village say it's a miracle that no-one was killed
or seriously injured in a crash today which brought down phone lines
and blocked the streets.
The incident involving a Land Rover and a lorry happened at around 8.30
this morning in Horsmonden.
Residents say it highlights the danger of the main crossroads.
The scene that residents in this Kent village
woke up to this morning.
Some said they heard a loud bang and came out of their homes to find
what has been described as mayhem.
I got up and had a look at what was going on,
saw the telegraph pole was down and the phone box has gone,
and the lorry in the garden.
A police cordon was put in place to investigate what happened
and the extent of the damage to an estate agents.
Telephone lines were down in the village.
The cause of that clear to see.
It's a scene of devastation.
Thank goodness, no-one has been seriously hurt.
But the potential, there is always a threat for us here,
we're very worried about it.
Something needs to be done, in my view.
I think it's the feeling of the village.
It's believed the Land Rover failed to stop at a junction,
heading into the path of the lorry.
Although it's unclear if speed was an issue,
residents have long campaigned for better safety measures
at the crossroads.
One of those things that we expect to happen every so often,
because this crossroads is so dangerous.
People drive too quickly, for one thing, but they also ignore
some of the road signs.
It's thought both drivers suffered minor injuries.
Residents want to see changes to stop anything
like this happening again.
Two women who lost their sisters to ovarian cancer -
together with 40 supporters - have completed a 13-mile walk around
Bewl Water today to raise awareness of the symptoms.
Gill Campbell's twin sister Wendy, who lived in Cranbrook,
put off going to the doctor after mistaking symptoms
for minor conditions.
When she DID go, her cancer was too advanced and she died
just months later.
It was horrible to see her suffering.
I don't want other women to have to go through what Wendy went
through, and I don't want families to have to see their loved
ones suffer like we had to watch Wendy suffer.
So it is to raise awareness and to raise funds for much-needed
research into ovarian cancer.
Children as young as eight have been found to be sharing inappropriate
photos of themselves on the internet, according
to Sussex Police.
The force is trying to encourage young people to resist sharing
explicit selfies online.
They've launched a campaign today to tackle the problem.
As Charlotte Wright reports, the issue has even been
tackled by popular soaps.
You took that photo!
You posed for it!
Risky and reckless, a recent plotline in East Enders examines how
taking a nude selfie can have devastating consequences.
You sent it to Bex.
You broke the law.
Sussex Police say it is a hidden problem among young
people in the county.
The point of this campaign is to make them understand
the consequences of sharing.
I have this week spoken to a mum who was really concerned
about her 11-year-old daughter at primary school, who had actually
made a really big mistake and shared a nude selfie at school,
and as a result was being bullied.
And that can escalate.
That can turn into any form of exploitation,
particularly child sex exploitation, which is why this is such
an important issue today.
The police are trying to reach out to young people,
using one of the very devices that they are warning them
about, the mobile phones.
They have made videos for social media sites
like Snapchat and YouTube.
The animations tell the story of a child becoming the victim
of blackmail and exploitation.
Police say they are based on real experiences.
It's a good idea, because people might be looking at stuff they're
not supposed to and might be chatting to people they
are not supposed to.
Me and my wife have both spoken to her and her sister
about putting stuff on, you know, inappropriate stuff.
I think she's quite clued up, actually.
The campaign will appear on social media throughout this month.
Charlotte Wright, BBC South East Today, Hove.
Now Elizabeth Rizzini has the weather forecast.
Hello, good evening.
It was a rather cloudy day today, but there were some spells
of brightness and sunshine earlier, as spotted by our weather watchers.
Tomorrow is looking quite similar.
There will be some brighter spells through the afternoon in particular,
but it's going to turn windy, particularly blustery, of course,
near the south coast, with that westerly wind picking up.
Still quite breezy overnight tonight.
Lots of low cloud, a bit of hill fog over the Downs, maybe.
A mild start, with double figures into tomorrow morning.
So tomorrow, I wouldn't rule out the possibility of a bit of drizzle
just falling from the thickness of the cloud, but certainly,
most of us seeing a dry day, and the cloud will thin and break
to give us those brighter spells.
Just feeling quite windy.
Top temperatures in the best of any brightness 14 or 15 Celsius.
As we start the new working week, it's rather wet and grey.
Some proper rain around on Monday, still windy.
It will clear to leave us something brighter and cooler.
That's all from us for now, we'll be back with the breakfast
news tomorrow morning.
Enjoy the rest of your evening.
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