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  1. Updates on Monday 15 August

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It's goodnight from us

Stuart Maisner

That's all from your Kent Live team for today. 

We're back at 06:00 BST tomorrow, so please join us.  

Remember you can get in touch with your comments, pictures and videos by tweeting us, emailing us or sending us a message on Facebook.  

Sittingbourne's 'community wardrobe'

Stuart Maisner

A scheme is underway in Sittingbourne to recycle school uniforms ready for the new academic year.

What's the weather looking like tomorrow?

BBC Weather

Have your sunglasses at the ready tomorrow in Kent - it's going to be another sunny one. For a more detailed look visit BBC Weather here.

Weather chart
BBC

Cyprus death: 'He was very popular'

Our reporter Lucinda Adam was live this evening in Darenth, George Low's home village. He was stabbed to death in Cyprus at the weekend. 

'We're devastated by his death'

Friends of a man from Dartford killed in Cyprus have said they are devastated by his death. George Low was attacked at the resort of Ayia Napa outside a bar where he had worked in the past. 

Weather: 'Not the heatwave initially expected'

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It's going to be fine for the next couple of days, but not the heatwave initially expected.

Rental prices soar

Average rents in Kent have risen by more than twice as much as average wages over the last five years, according to the housing charity Shelter.  

On This Day

Dan Maclaren

An air display in honour of Amy Johnson, Hastings Pier restoration begins and admission charges for Brighton Pride. They all happened ‪#‎onthisday‬.  

Scenic Railway still shut at Dreamland

BBC South East Today reporter Simon Jones has tweeted this video showing the historic Scenic Railway at Dreamland is still closed.

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This afternoon's headlines

Stuart Maisner

Cyprus death latest, airshow rescue and rail dispute update. Here's a look at this afternoon's main headlines.

Who are Team GB's medal winners at #Rio2016?

Check them out - including Kent's Tom Ransley - by following this link.

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Herne Bay rescuer: 'I instinctively knew I had to help'

Stuart Maisner

A man who ran into the water to rescue a pilot who'd crashed into the sea at the Herne Bay airshow says he knew instinctively he had to help. 

Mike Cox, a teacher from Canterbury, says it happened so quickly he didn't have time to be frightened.

Is Manston still a viable airport?

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

Thanet District Council has commissioned a study asking this question.

Last month it was announced a public inquiry will be held into proposals to use the buildings at the site for non-aviation use. 

The new owners Stone Hill Park have submitted plans to build homes, schools and a hotel. 

Sprinter's semi-final joy

Orpington sprinter Dina Asher Smith is safely through to the semi-finals of the 200m, after finishing second in her heat this afternoon.

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Herne Bay pilot's mayday call

You can listen to his call saying he was in trouble here.

Sunshine through the afternoon

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

It'll be bright and warm throughout the day, but temperatures will drop this evening. Here's your lunchtime forecast.

BreakingSouthern talks: RMT says 'reasonable' proposal rejected outright

After talks between the RMT union, and Southern operator Govia Thameslink Railway ended without agreement, the union says its proposal would have "resolved all aspects of the dispute". 

"‎It's a bitter blow that a firm set of union proposals that could have allowed us to move forward were rejected out of hand. The matter will be discussed by the union executive this afternoon."

Mick CashGeneral Secretary, RMT union

BreakingSouthern talks: Acas update

A brief statement has just been sent by conciliation service Acas, which was facilitating the talks between the RMT union and Govia Thameslink Railway.

Acas conciliation talks have ended without the sides reaching agreement. There are no further talks planned but our services remain available."

BreakingSouthern talks end without agreement

The latest talks between Southern operator Govia Thameslink Railway and the RMT union have ended without agreement.

In a statement sent out within the last few minutes, the rail firm said that it will now move ahead with its rail modernisation plans.

"...this dispute is purely about union power and control. The fact is that, day in, day out for decades, up and down Britain’s railways and the Tube network, we’ve had the driver operating the doors, safely. This is backed up by independent research and expert opinion."

Angie DollPassenger Services Director, Govia Thameslink Railway

Plane crash - more footage

Additional footage has emerged, showing the aftermath of a plane crash at the Herne Bay Airshow yesterday.The pilot, who got away with only minor injuries, ditched the plane after experiencing problems.

Most delayed flights from UK airports revealed

Air passengers using Gatwick face the most flight delays in the UK, the BBC can reveal.  

Read the full story here.

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The average delay across the country is about 15 minutes

Bryan Adams organises collection for teenage cancer sufferer

This Facebook post from Bryan Adams is brilliant...

Facebook post by Bryan Adams
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Witness appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car chase in Ashford. 

Officers asked an MG ZR to stop in Kennington on Saturday evening. 

There was a short pursuit when the vehicle didn't pull over. It was then involved in a crash with another car at the junction of Nettlefield and Faversham Road. 

An 18-year-old was treated in hospital for an arm injury and later arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicles before the collision.

Dartford man stabbed to death

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

Tributes are being paid to George Low from Dartford who was stabbed to death in Cyprus.

The 22-year-old was attacked by two men and stabbed in the neck in the early hours of Sunday, while out in the resort of Ayia Napa. 

Read the full story here.

On this day

Dan Maclaren

An air display in honour of Amy Johnson, Hastings Pier restoration begins and admission charges for Brighton Pride. They all happened ‪#‎onthisday‬.

A sunny start to the week

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

Plenty of sunshine on the way, here's my morning forecast for the South East. 

Queues on the M20

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked, and there's queuing on the London-bound side of the M20 between junctions 4 and 5, due to a crash.

For more information head to the BBC Travel website.

Kent travel map
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Pilot's decision to 'ditch in the sea' say team

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

The Turbulent Display Team have tweeted to confirm the pilot made a decision to drop his aircraft into the water after problems.

We are pleased to confirm our pilot is safe and the aircraft intact after a decision to ditch in the sea @baypromoteam due to a problem.

Are ewe running late?

If your train is running late this morning, this might be why...

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Local newspaper round-up

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Here's what Kent's local papers are reporting on this morning:

KentOnline: 'The nicest man you could ever meet' - Tributes to stabbing victim.

Kent News: Comedian Vic Reeves spotted filming in Kent for BBC antiques show.

Kent and Sussex Courier: Herne Bay Air Show 2016 - Death-defying stunts, brilliant weather and a dramatic crash.

Top stories round-up

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

I've taken a look at your main headlines this morning. 

Rental prices soar

Average rents in Kent have risen by more than twice as much as average wages over the last five years, according to the housing charity Shelter.

Today's weather

After a bit of cloud this morning, it looks like we've got a sunny afternoon ahead.For a more detailed look, head to the BBC Weather Website

Today's weather
BBC

ICYMI: Herne Bay Airshow crash

Lauren Moss

This is the moment a light aircraft came down into the sea the Herne Bay Airshow on Sunday afternoon.

Police, the coastguard and Secamb were called to Bishopstone around 15:30 BST.

Members of the public rushed into the water and pulled the pilot to safety and then dragged the aircraft back to shore. 

Organisers told us the pilot - who was flying with the Turbulant Display Team -  was treated for minor injuries and then taken to hospital. 

The airshow then continued as planned. 

The Air Accident Investigation Branch was informed and has sent a team to Herne Bay to investigate what happened. 

Good morning from Kent live

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

Welcome to another day on Kent Live - we're here until 22:00 BST.

Remember you can get in touch with your pictures and videos by tweeting us, emailing us or sending us a message on Facebook.

Below is our #photooftheday - a sunny photograph of #Ramsgate Main Sands Beach, sent by Lisa Kalloo.

Ramsgate Main Sands Beach
Lisa Kalloo