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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Monday 5 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Claire Cottingham and Bob Dale

All times stated are UK

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Good night

Bob Dale

That's all for our live coverage today, we'll be back with you from 06:00 BST tomorrow morning.

In the mean time, if you'd like to get in touch then you can find us on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email.    

Have a lovely evening.

MP Gordon Henderson posted this picture of his burns on Facebook

An MP says he is still suffering flashbacks after a bonfire he doused with petrol to set it alight exploded in his face.

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Trucks with banners take part in the protest (05 September 2016)

Lorries, tractors and a human chain disrupt traffic around the French port of Calais as protesters demand the closure of the "Jungle" migrant camp.

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BreakingCalais blockade update

Eurotunnel says the blockade of the A16 in Calais is in the process of being lifted.

'We want to say thank you to people for bearing with us'

Bob Dale

Train services between Dover and Folkestone resumed today, and we got to sit in the driver’s seat.  

Brexit: 'Look at the industry we've lost being in Europe'

We've been speaking to people about what the Brexit vote means to them.

Here's the view of Kay Green. 

Don't miss Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 BST. You can also follow our coverage using #brexitbritain.

Kent Live: We're with you 16 hours a day

From today you can get updates from us throughout the day from 06:00 BST until 22:00 BST Monday to Friday, and on our sister site in Sussex too. 

Here are Polly, Rob and Rachel to tell you more.

Remember you can send us your videos, pictures and news on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email.   

What happened #onthisday in Kent?

The Labour leadership battle reaches Kent, the Sheppey Crossing pile-up and the launch of high speed trains - #onthisday

Brexit: 'I would probably vote to leave as well'

It's more than two months since Britain voted to leave the EU - and tonight's Inside Out is devoted to Brexit.

We'll be speaking to a Bulgarian woman living here who supports the decision.

Don't miss Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 BST. You can also follow our coverage using #brexitbritain.

"Mystery bride" with Needham Market FC players

A mystery bride photographed with a football team while stuck in a motorway traffic jam comes forward after friends tell her she has made the news.

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Top newspaper stories in Kent

Here are the top stories from the local newspapers in Kent this afternoon:

Kent Messenger: Three taken to hospital after escalator fall.

Kent and Sussex Courier: Coronation Street star spotted in Folkestone.

News Shopper: Train station to be relocated as part of £100m plans to transform Swanley.

Pile of newspapers
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Calais blockade: 'They're not moving anytime soon'

Simon Jones

BBC South East Today reporter

The two protests against the migrant camp have met up near the Eurotunnel terminal.

Here's our report from Simon Jones.

What happened #onthisday in Kent?

Bob Dale

The Labour leadership battle reaches Kent, the Sheppey Crossing pile-up and the launch of high speed trains - #onthisday

Kent on this day September 5th
Southern train

A rail passengers group is to fund a legal review of the government's handling of the Southern rail franchise amid continuing disruption.

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A long line of tractors and lorries brings traffic to a near-standstill near the Eurotunnel entrance in Calais
Traffic is brought to a near-standstill in Calais, northern France, where protesters are demanding the closure of a migrant camp known as "The Jungle".

'If anything happens they know we're there to support them'

Stuart Maisner

Nearly 150 soldiers from across the South East are carrying out exercises near the border with Russia in support of the Estonian army.  

Brexit: 'I would probably vote to leave as well'

It's more than two months since Britain voted to leave the EU - and tonight's Inside Out is devoted to Brexit.

We'll be speaking to a Bulgarian woman living here who supports the decision.

Don't miss Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 BST. You can also follow our coverage using #brexitbritain.

Warm and muggy, but mostly cloudy

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

A gloomy afternoon today with a muggy evening but brighter tomorrow.

Here's your lunchtime forecast.

Sport round up

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

Here's a round up of today's sporting news, including Konta out of the #USOpenundefined, defeat for the #Gills and Kent cricket champions. 

Copyright: Rex images, Getty images and Twitter.

Southern hopes to run 60% of its normal timetable during strike

Stuart Maisner

Southern rail has released its plan for this week's 48-hour RMT conductors' strike.

You can find more details on the company's plans here.

Kent Live: We're with you 16 hours a day

From today you can get updates from us throughout the day from 06:00 BST until 22:00 BST Monday to Friday. 

And on our sister site in Sussex too. Here's Polly, Rob and Rachel to tell you more.

Remember you can send us your videos, pictures and news on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email

Football club's mystery M20 bridge collapse bride found

A mystery bride photographed with a football team while stranded on the M20 has come forward after friends interrupted her honeymoon to tell her she had made headlines.

Lisa Cobbold, 24, was pictured with non-league side Needham Market after a bridge collapse closed the M20 last weekend.

The team did not get her name but wanted to know if she made it to her wedding. Read the story here.

Bride with football team
Ted Matthewson

Theory the wonder dog

Theory the collie is a gold medal winner - but not in the Olympics - in the dog agility world championships.

His owner Leah Gardner from Cowden and her pet competed in the IMPCA world championships in the Czech Republic last weekend.

Among the medals they won were overall individual gold and world champion. Here he is in action.

Southern release strike plan

Southern rail says it plans to run 60% of its normal timetable during strike action by the RMT union on Wednesday and Thursday.

The company says it will use 'contingency conductors' and that there will be extra staff at stations to help passengers.

You can find more details here.

Passengers protesting at London Victoria
BBC

Labour leader's £30bn pledge for South East

This was the sight which met Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn when he came to Ramsgate on Saturday.

He said the South East would get a £30bn investment package if Labour wins power.

He spoke to our reporter Briohny Williams.

This week's top entertainment stories

Stuart Maisner

Stolen Eddie Izzard beret, South East Strictly star and big names for Ayckbourn comedy.

Here's our showbiz round-up.  

Brexit: 'Look at the industry we've lost being in Europe'

We've been speaking to people about what the Brexit vote means to them.

Here's the view of Kay Green. 

Don't miss Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 BST. You can also follow our coverage using #brexitbritain.

Calais blockade: Latest picture

Here's a picture of the Calais blockade taken by our reporter Eleanor Roper.

Lorries queuing in Calais
BBC

ICYMI: M20 is fully reopened after bridge repair

The M20 fully reopened at the weekend after a footbridge was removed.

It collapsed last weekend after it was hit by a lorry carrying a digger.

Here's Juliette Parkin's report on the clear-up operation from Saturday's BBC South East Today.

Gills denied draw by last minute penalty

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

There was a dramatic end for Gillingham yesterday as they were beaten 2-1 after a last-minute penalty was awarded to Sheffield United. 

Gills midfielder Bradley Dack put the home side ahead with a first-half free-kick, before Kieron Freeman's equaliser sparked a comeback.

But it was the Blades who were gifted a chance to win the game after teenager Josh Pask handled in the 90th minute, and  Billy Sharp placed the spot-kick firmly to the keeper's right to give United all three points.

Bradley Dack
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Brexit: 'It's a life changer for me and my kids'

We've been speaking to people about what the Brexit vote means to them.

Here's the view of chef Steve Howe. 

Don't miss Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 BST. You can also follow our coverage using #brexitbritain.

Calais blockade: Tractors holding up traffic

Here are the latest pictures from our reporter Simon Jones in Calais. 

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Calais blockade: The go-slow begins

This update from our reporter Eleanor Roper from Calais.

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They've done the double!

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

CRICKET: @KentWomensCrick have done the double! They won their 7th County Championship title with a win v Berkshire.

CRICKET: @KentWomensCrick have done the double! They won their 7th County Championship title with a win v Berkshire.

Calais blockade: 'No signs of lorries'

Our reporter Eleanor Roper is live in Calais. 

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Your pictures of Kent

Thank you for all the pictures you've been sending us.

Remember you can send us your pictures and news on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email.     

Picture of Tenterden
Antony Messett
Tenterden by Antony Messett
Margate beach
Dean Spinks
Margate by Dean Spinks
Picture of swans in Aylesford
Cathy Honey
Aylesford by Cathy Honey

Calais blockade: Protest by lorry drivers

A protest by lorry drivers and farmers against the migrant camp in Calais is likely to cause major disruption in the French port. 

Here are the latest pictures from Calais.

Calais blockade: People line roadside

Here's the latest from Simon Jones in Calais.

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What happened #onthisday in Kent?

Bob Dale

The Labour leadership battle reaches Kent, the Sheppey Crossing pile-up and the launch of high speed trains - #onthisday