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Almost two thirds of disabled people in South East 'chronically lonely'

A legal challenge has been launched following the removal of a bicycle lane in #Shoreham . Cycling UK claim a decision by West Sussex County Council to take down the route in Upper Shoreham Road was 'unlawful'.

Gone in 180 seconds – CCTV shows thieves making off with catalytic converter from a car on a driveway in #Kent . More here:

A hospital in #Kent  has been ordered to make improvements to its emergency services. The @CareQualityComm  carried out an inspection of the Medway Maritime Emergency Department in December after reports patients were waiting for hours to be admitted.

Man pleads guilty to spitting at a police officer during an arrest in Bournemouth 2 days later the policeman tested positive for COVID

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Countless #dog  owners are being forced to give up their pets due to the financial and practical fallout of the pandemic. That is the heart-breaking analysis of the @DogsTrust  that says it has seen a spike in visitors desperate for help.

Fight to save charity that helps domestic abuse survivors in #Brighton  @riseuk 

Camp Bestival will go ahead this year, according to the festival's organiser. The four-day music event is held at Lulworth Castle in #Dorset  and this year plans to take place from 29 July to 1 August. @CampBestival 

On tonight's The Last Word@philhornbyitv  is discussing the route out of #lockdown . He'll be joined by @alanwhiteheadmp  and @tracey_crouch  to share their thoughts. Can't wait? Watch the full episode now 👇

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Watch the moment Leo the cat disappears under the Dean of Canterbury's robes as he gives a sermon! Footage from Canterbury Cathedral

The next crucial #Brexit  vote takes place tomorrow (Tuesday). What is your current thinking? We have three choices for you in this ITV News Meridian poll:

The Sikh community in #Gravesend  has come together to make fresh hot food for lorry drivers stuck on the #M20 . More than 1,450 lorries remain stuck in #Kent  unable to leave Britain due to a travel ban imposed by France. @RaviSinghKA  @Khalsa_Aid  More:

A giant banner displaying the words 'We still love EU' has been unveiled on the White Cliffs of #Dover . @antonyhook  crowdfunded for the 150 square metre banner in less than 24 hours. More:

Just in. #OneDirection  fans flocked to Wiltshire today to meet @Louis_Tomlinson . He was signing copies of his debut solo album at a record shop in Marlborough.

Man clings to back of bus to catch free ride home

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. has launched a campaign to allow tenants to keep their cats when living in rented accommodation. It's one of the main reasons why so many cats need rehoming.

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