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  1. Updates on Monday 27 June 2016

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That's it from Kent Live for today

Bob Dale

Thanks for joining us today. We'll be back from 09:00 BST tomorrow, with news, sport and weather updates throughout the day.

Meanwhile, if you see something you think we should know about you can tweet us, email us or send us a message on Facebook.    

Gearing up for Hampton Court

It's just a week until the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

But will the BBC Radio Kent garden be ready in time?

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is just a week away

Tomorrow morning's weather

BBC Weather

It looks like it will be a dry start in Kent tomorrow with some rain predicted for the end of the day. For a more detailed forecast visit here.

Rain forecast
BBC

Travel this afternoon

BBC Travel

Take a look at how roads are faring in Kent on the BBC Travel website.

Travel map
BBC

Brexit leaders 'have no plans'

Stuart Maisner

Thanet North Conservative MP, Sir Roger Gale, has said he considered resigning over the referendum result and is critical about a lack of strategy for the future.

Sir Roger Gale considered resigning

Operation Stack - the musical?

Kent On Sunday

Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales has been turned into a musical - using commuter misery from Operation Stack as an inspiration. Read Kent On Sunday's story here.

'Stacked' at Marlowe Theatre
Kent On Sunday
'Stacked' at Marlowe Theatre

What's Icelandic for 'you're not singing anymore'?

That's a question John and Maggie put to the Icelandic Ambassador, when he appeared on the BBC Radio Kent breakfast show, ahead of England's Euro 2016 game this evening.

Thordur Oskarsson also told them he and his staff won't be watching the match at a glitzy event at the embassy.

the Icelandic Embassador chats to John and Maggie

Family pay tribute to 'sweet, loyal, decent man'

The family of 21-year-old Owain Boughtwood, who died after a crash in Nonington, have paid tribute to him.

His Volkswagen Polo was involved in a single vehicle crash on the Sandwich Road in the early hours of Friday 24 June. He was taken to Kings College Hospital in London but later died of his injuries.  

In a statement his family said: "All those who had the good fortune to know Owain recognised how much of a sweet, loyal and decent man he was. He will be greatly missed by all those that knew and loved him."  

Picture of Owain Boughtwood
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Owain Boughtwood died after a crash on Friday

Moving border controls: 'It'll be a disaster'

Stuart Maisner

James Hookham of the Freight Transport Association has said he's very concerned about the impact Brexit might have on moving border controls back to Dover.

Freight Transport Association on moving borders

'Surge in migrants'

The Brexit decision could see a surge of migrants trying to enter the UK from France amid fears the Anglo-French border could end up like the Berlin Wall, the head of Eurotunnel has said.

Eurotunnel unveil new drones

The warning came as Eurotunnel unveiled new drones, which will be used to "stop illegal immigrants".

This lunchtime's weather

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

It's been a dry start to the week for many. But will it last? 

Georgina Burnett's weather

Men wanted after disorder at Gillingham match

Police want to speak to these nine men after fans ran onto the pitch at the Priestfield Stadium during Gillingham's last game of the season. 

Images released by Kent Police after fans ran onto the pitch at Gillingham FC
Kent Police
The men are wanted after the pitch invasion

It happened after the Gills scored against Millwall on 8 May.

Kent Police have said it is a criminal offence to enter the field during a football match.

Elphicke: 'We have time to ensure border security'

Stuart Maisner

The Conservative MP for Dover, Charlie Elphicke, has said Brexit should not impact on border security.

Elphicke: 'we have time to ensure border security'

Kray twins tattoo after social media plea

KentOnline

A Maidstone man has had a bit of shady local history tattooed on to his body after responding to a social media appeal. Read KentOnline's story here.

Kray tatoo
KentOnline

Watch: 'Next PM should be pro-Brexit'

The next Prime Minister "must be in favour" of Britain's exit from the European Union, a Kent MP has said. 

Conservative Craig MacKinlay aired his views during a debate on Sunday Politics, South East.

Kent MP says next PM should be a Brexit one

Drones to 'stop illegal immigrants'

Stuart Maisner

Eurotunnel has unveiled new drones which it will use at its French terminal to "stop illegal immigrants".

It comes just days after a Sudanese migrant was jailed for crossing into Kent on foot.

Eurotunnel unveil new drones

BreakingMigrant boat rescue: Two Britons plead guilty over Channel incident

Two British men have pleaded guilty to people smuggling after a boat carrying 20 suspected migrants was rescued off the Kent coast on 29 May.

Robert Stilwell, 33, from Dartford, and Mark Stribling, 35, from Farningham, appeared at Maidstone Crown Court via videolink this morning.

Still of a boat believed to be the one the migrants were travelling on
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The BBC understands this is the boat the 20 migrants were travelling on

They'll be sentenced on 29 July. You can read the original story here.

'Migrants more desperate after Brexit'

The boss of Eurotunnel, Jacques Gounon, has told the BBC he fears Brexit will lead migrants in Calais to make even more desperate attempts to get across the Channel to Kent in the coming months.

He said they are fearful of what security will be like when the UK leaves the EU.

Jacques Gounon
Reuters
Jacques Gounon is the chairman and CEO of Eurotunnel

Man charged over social media 'threat' to MP

A man has been charged over "threats" made on social media to South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay.

Craig Mackinlay
Reuters
Craig Mackinlay is the Conservative MP for South Thanet

Mark Verier, 28, of High Street, Ramsgate, was charged with one count of sending offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing communications.   

He will appear at Margate Magistrates' Court on 11 August.

Lord Mayhew death

Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark has paid tribute to one of his predecessors, Lord Mayhew, who died over the weekend, aged 86.

Lord Mayhew was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland between 1992 to 1997.

Greg Clark pays tribute to his predecessor Lord Mayhew

You can read more about his life and death in this BBC story.

Today's weather

Will there be sunshine or more rain in Kent today - here's the weather with Georgina Burnett.

Kent weather

'We have been made to feel very welcome'

What do Europeans arriving in Dover think of Brexit?

We've been speaking to people arriving at the Port and asking them if they still feel welcome.

Read our report here.

Dover
BBC
People in Dover voted to leave the EU

The roads this morning

There's still congestion on the roads in Kent this morning. Visit the BBC's travel page here for more information.

Kent traffic map
BBC

Kent's sprinters secure place at Rio Olympics

Dina Asher-Smith and Adam Gemili - who are both from Kent - won the 200m at the British Championships to secure their places in the GB Olympic squad. Watch them race below.

Asher-Smith and Gemili make Rio 200m

Will you need your brolly today?

Here's what the weather is looking like in Kent today. For a more detailed forecast visit the BBC Weather website here.

Weather forecast
BBC

This morning's top stories

Stuart Maisner

Brexit fallout, tributes to a Kent politician and flooding at a historic property. Here's our #3in30 bulletin with Stuart Maisner.

Top stories this morning

Good morning from Kent Live

Bob Dale

We'll have updates on how the continuing Brexit fallout affects Kent along with the rest of the news from around the county.

We're here with updates until 17:00 BST. If you see something you think we should know about you can tweet us, email us or send us a message on Facebook.  

Below is our #PhotoOfTheDay, a lovely shot of Ramsgate taken by Brian Whitehead. 

Ramsgate harbour
Brian Whitehead