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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates from Tuesday 30 August

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Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

That's all for our live coverage today. 

We'll be back tomorrow from 09:00 BST tomorrow with more news, travel and weather from across the county.

If you'd like to get in touch with us in the meantime, you can tweetemail or send us a message on Facebook.

Have a lovely evening!

'We need to make sure these half-hearted attempts stop'

Bob Dale

Dover MP Charlie Elphicke is renewing his call for the 'Jungle' in Calais to be closed.

It comes as a BBC investigations shows the number of illegal immigrants arrested in the UK has risen by a quarter in two years, with hundreds being arrested in Kent.

'It's an added burden, one they don't need'

Bob Dale

More than 800 illegal immigrants have been arrested in Kent in the last three years.

A BBC investigation's found the number detained across the UK has risen by a quarter in two years, up to 27,000 last year.

Amber Rudd

The UK and France have pledged to work together and "step up" efforts to improve the migrant situation in Calais.

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Teenage stroke sufferer raises awareness

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

A 16-year-old who suffered a major stroke without any warning last year is leading an awareness campaign to warn that anyone can have one, whatever their age. 

James Garland from Maidstone has since made a full recovery, and is now back to studying in sixth form. 

With the backing of his family, James has spoken about his experience to try to prevent others from going through a similar ordeal.

Have you seen this man?

Kent Police is appealing for information to help locate a 56-year-old man who has been reported missing from Snodland.

Ricky Francomb was last seen driving near a petrol station on the A228 between 11:00 BST and 11:30 BST on Wednesday 24 August.

It is believed that he may have travelled to Wiltshire, but he also has links to Devon and Cornwall.

Ricky Francomb
Kent Police

Plenty of sunshine this afternoon

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC weather

It's another lovely day, but tomorrow might not be as nice. Here's my forecast.     

Adam Chicksen

League One side Charlton Athletic sign former MK Dons and Brighton left-back Adam Chicksen on a one-year deal.

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Tensions high in jungle

Simon Jones

Reporting from Calais

Everyone seems on edge at the Calais 'Jungle', after a fight apparently broke out. Ambulance and police at the scene. 

Calais
BBC
jungle
BBC

Migrant crisis

Simon Jones

Reporting from Calais

Camp
BBC

Lorry drivers are threatening to block access to the Port of Calais until the so-called 'Jungle' camp is scrapped. 

It comes as tensions rise over whether British border checks should be allowed to continue in Calais with the Home Secretary Amber Rudd meeting her French counterpart in Paris.

Yesterday Xavier Bertrand, the president of the Calais region, said migrants should be allowed to lodge UK asylum claims in France.

I'm in the jungle today with more from the camp on BBC South East Today at 13:30 BST.

Police in camp
BBC

Newspaper round-up

Stack of newspapers
Thinkstock

This is what Kent's local newspapers are reporting today:

KentOnline: Chimney demolition will be British record

Kent and Sussex Courier: People bid to buy the broken M20 footbridge on eBay

Kent News: Home secretary to discuss French claims that the Jungle could be moved from Calais to Dover

Morning headlines

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

I've had a look at your top headlines this morning, which includes a rise in arrests of suspected illegal immigrants, the M20 bridge collapse, and Cannon Street trains not stopping at London Bridge. 

Plenty of sunshine today

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Weather

We were treated to a sunny bank holiday Monday, and that's set to carry on today. Here's my forecast.

#Onthisday

Stuart Maisner

The search for a triathlete, a marathon death and hospital row over tabards. These stories made the headllines #onthisday one, three and five years ago. 

Lorry drivers attacked with 'rocks, machetes, and recently a chainsaw'

Since 2013 police have arrested more than 800 illegal immigrants in Kent.

New video recorded within the last few weeks shows that the tactics being used to get here are becoming increasingly violent.

Good morning

We'll be here keeping you updated with the county's news all the way through till 17:00 BST.

If there's something we should know about, please get in touch by tweetingemailing us or sending us a message on Facebook.

Here's our #PhotoOfTheDay - Ramsgate Royal Harbour by Alan Glicksman.

Ramsgate Harbour
Alan Glicksman