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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Tuesday 28 February

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National League

Max Kretzschmar scores the only goal as struggling Woking surprise play-off hopefuls Dover.

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Football

League One strugglers Swindon come from behind to beat Gillingham and boost their chances of survival.

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A dry start to Wednesday...

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

But then the heavens open in the afternoon. Watch my forecast here.

Two men questioned over Maidstone attack

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Two men have been arrested after a man was assaulted and robbed in Maidstone. 

The victim was walking near Camp Way when he was attacked by two men, and had his mobile phone and bank cards stolen. 

He was taken to hospital with head and jaw injuries. 

Two men, aged 31 and 32, were arrested and bailed on suspicion of robbery. 

MP leads team to pancake race victory

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A Kent MP has led her team to victory at Westminster's annual Parliamentary pancake race outside the Houses of Parliament.

The Shrove Tuesday charity event pits MPs, peers and the press pack against each other.

The next Richard Branson?

Meet Steve Williams, a Littlehampton commuter so fed up with Southern he wants to start his own train company.    

Maidstone fire: Man released on bail

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A man arrested in connection with a fatal fire in Maidstone has been released on bail.

A man died and two other people were injured in the blaze in Marsham street on 26 February. 

The 38-year-old has been bailed until 19 April.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

BBC News Travel

M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, between J4 for A228 Leybourne and J5 for A20.

M20 Kent - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M20 coastbound between J4, A228 (Leybourne) and J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of an accident involving lorry and car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Arrest over hoax calls

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A man's been arrested after two hoax calls were made to the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

It happened on Monday when crews were called to two separate addresses in West Kingsdown. 

Police said anyone making such calls will be prosecuted, as it not only wastes time but could jeopardise a genuine emergency.

Southern rail staff to strike again

Southern rail staff  have voted to strike in a dispute over the role of guards .

Southern train
PA

The RMT union announced the walkouts in a dispute with the firms over plans to remove guards from trains, which would become driver-only-operated (DOO).

Union officials, who confirmed the 24-hour strike on 13 March, say the move will make trains potentially dangerous.

The  Office of Road and Rail insists they are safe  provided the right equipment and training is given.

Schoolgirl's warning over brain tumour

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Chatham schoolgirl Poppy Eden had to attend more than 20 different medical appointments before finally being diagnosed with a brain tumour. 

Now she and her family want to raise awareness as an early diagnosis can save lives.

When's your team playing: Tonight's fixtures

Ben Watts

Sports reporter, BBC Radio Kent

It’s a packed schedule for Kent’s football clubs tonight, with Gillingham travelling to Wiltshire seeking back-to-back wins, as they take on rivals Swindon Town in League One.

The acrimony between the clubs stretches all the way back to a promotion battle in the late 1970s – something of which top scorer Josh Wright says all the Gills players are fully aware.

There’s full commentary of that match on BBC Radio Kent from 19:30 GMT plus online commentaries from the National League too.

Dover Athletic will look to tighten their grip on a play-off place as they travel to Woking, while Maidstone United could move out of the relegation places with a positive result at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Board showing football fixtures for tonight
BBC Sport
Board showing football fixtures for tonight
BBC Sport

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J4 for A21.

M25 Kent - M25 entry slip road closed anticlockwise at J4, A21 (Orpington), because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

It's a wet and cold end to February

Kate Kinsella

BBC weather

Winter's not done with us yet.

Here's my forecast.

Today's Kent newspaper headlines

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Kent Online : Tesco 'delivered me food too near its sell-by date'

Kent News:  Dreamland Margate splashes out £15m on new rides, 15,000-capacity live music site and street food extravaganza

Kent and Sussex Courier:  Kent Police's hilarious response to catching an M20 motorist with a parrot on his steering wheel

BreakingAnother Southern strike date announced

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Southern Trains
BBC

The RMT Union has announced a new strike date in its ongoing dispute with Southern Rail.

The union's members will walk out for 24 hours on 13 March, in its long-running dispute with Southern over driver-only operation on trains.

The dispute has been ongoing since April 2016.

Driver ruffles traffic cops' feathers

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A driver in his twenties has been caught with a parrot on his steering wheel.

He was in a Sprinter van which was stopped between junctions 6 and 5 of the M20 near Maidstone on 27 February.

Officers issued him with a report for not being in proper control of his vehicle, and later tweeted about the bird.

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Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

BBC News Travel

M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J7 for A249 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - M20 lane closed on exit slip road coastbound at J7, A249 (Maidstone). Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

'They've made it impossible for me'

A woman from Tonbridge says the government's new disability allowance assessment has left her unable to work and dependent on benefits to live.  

Missing teen found

A missing boy from Gravesend has been found safe and well. 

The 15-year-old was reported missing on Monday.

Kent Police said it would like to thank everyone who assisted in the search. 

Sideswiped by a foreign HGV

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Left-hand drive lorries were involved in nearly 350 accidents in the South East last year.

Now there are calls for continental vehicles to be fitted with technology to stop incidents such as this.

Fears for missing teen

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Adam Chapman
Kent Police

Police say they're worried about a 15-year-old boy who's gone missing in Gravesend.

Adam Chapman hasn't been seen since 08:45 GMT yesterday morning, when he was in the Kings Drive area. 

He was wearing black trousers and blazer and carrying a dark rucksack.

Make a difference in March

What will your #onegooddeed be in March? Join us as we try to make Kent a better place.  

Man detained after fatal fire

A 38-year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire in Maidstone in which a man died and two others were injured.  

Cold start to the day

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It will be wet and cold today. Watch my forecast to find out more.  

Good morning Kent

We'll be with you until 22:00 GMT with all of Kent's news, sport, travel and weather.

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Northforeland
Jenny Lisa Lynn

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