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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 22 March

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Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Thanks for joining us for today's coverage.

We'll be back tomorrow morning from 06:00 GMT with all of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

If you'd like to contact us in the meantime, you can get us on  Twitter , on  Facebook , or send us an  email .  

The return of the pre-fab?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Could ready-made pod homes, assembled in Scotland and exported to Kent, ease the South East's housing crisis?

Today's Kent newspaper headlines

Printing press
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Kent Online : Fire tears through golf clubhouse

Kent News : East Kent chiefs to decide TONIGHT whether merged council plans should go to public consultation

Kent and Sussex Courier : A woman was pulled from a burning car after a crash in Tunbridge Wells

More police on Kent's streets following Westminster terror attack

Kent Police has announced that extra patrols will be present across Kent, following the terror attack in Westminster this afternoon.

Public safety remains our top priority and there will be additional patrols, both armed and unarmed, across the county this evening to ensure Kent remains a safe place to live, work and visit. There is nothing to suggest there is a specific threat to Kent and at this time our thoughts are with our Metropolitan Police Service colleagues and all those tragically affected by the event in London.

Chief Constable Alan PughsleyKent Police

Where has spring gone?

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

My forecast is a cool, breezy and wet one.  

Prayers from the Archbishop of Canterbury

Westminster terror incident: 'I saw a policeman lying on the floor'

The MP for Dartford, Gareth Johnson, was in the grounds of Parliament when it happened. 

Speaking on BBC Radio Kent , he described what he saw.

Westminster terror incident: 'There were what sounded like four shots'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

MP for North Thanet, Sir Roger Gale, explained what he heard in the Palace of Westminster. 

Westminster incident: Travel advice

If you need to go to London today you're being asked by the Metropolitan Police to avoid the following areas: Parliament Square; Whitehall; Westminster Bridge; Lambeth Bridge; Victoria Street up to the junction with Broadway and the Victoria Embankment up to Embankment tube.

This is to allow the emergency services to deal with the ongoing incident.

BreakingWestminster security incident: Dover MP tweets

Shots are reported to have been fired close to the Houses of Parliament in central London.

Politicians and journalists have tweeted about hearing loud crashes outside the buildings.

We'll continue to update with reaction from our local MPs as we get it.

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New Thames Crossing is `being worked on' says PM

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

The Prime Minister has told the House of Commons that a decision on the new Thames Crossing is `being worked on'.

The comment in Prime Minister's questions comes after the BBC was told that a decision on its location could be announced later this week. The question was put by Dover MP Charlie Elphicke.

Will the wind and rain blow over?

Kate Kinsella

BBC weather

It's been a miserable day so far, but is it going to get better soon?

Here's my forecast.

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Dover residents turn wasteland into community garden

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A Dover schoolgirl who decided to do something to help her community is the story of our latest #onegooddeed. Tell us about your act of kindness this month.   

Severe accident: A21 Kent northbound

BBC News Travel

A21 Kent northbound severe accident, near A225.

A21 Kent - A21 Sevenoaks By-Pass in Sevenoaks Weald closed and slow traffic northbound near Hildenborough, because of an accident.

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

Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

With the 2017 county season in full swing, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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Prison plans to be unveiled

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Plans for the redevelopment of new prisons, including HMP Rochester, are to be unveiled by the Justice Secretary today. 

Rochester Prison
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The site's been earmarked for development as part of the government's pledge to create up to 10,000 modern prison places by 2020. 

The prison, which dates back to 1874, will be shut while the work takes place.

Staff and inmates will be moved to other prisons nearby.    

Three questioned over woman's disappearance

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment after a woman disappeared from Sheerness last weekend. 

The victim went missing on Friday evening and was found in Gillingham on Monday morning. 

A 42-year-old man, a 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy all from Gillingham are being questioned.

The 42-year-old and the 30-year-old are also being questioned on suspicion of rape.

This morning's Kent newspaper headlines

Printing press
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Kent Online:  A man remains in a serious condition after being hit by a car in Maidstone. 

Kent News : New jail in Rochester planned as ministers tackle prisons crisis

Kent and Sussex Courier : Villagers left without phone lines for week after crash wipes out telegraph pole

Pedestrian hurt in Maidstone collision

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police tape
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A man in his twenties is seriously ill after being hit by a car in Maidstone. 

Police say he'd been walking in Lower Boxley Road and that the car, a black Toyota Yaris, had been travelling towards Well Road. 

The collision took place yesterday at 15:02 GMT. 

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the car or the man just before it happened.

Clubhouse fire: No injuries at golf club blaze

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Fire crews say nobody's been hurt during this fire at a golf clubhouse in Snodland in the early hours.

The footage was sent to us by Neil Pattenden.

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, before the QE2 Bridge affecting before J30 A13 Lakeside.

M25 Essex - Queuing traffic for two miles on M25 clockwise before the QE2 Bridge, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Congestion to before J30, Lakeside.

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

Golf club damaged by fire

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Snodland Golf Club fire
Neil Pattenden

Twenty firefighters have been tackling a fire in a golf clubhouse in Snodland. 

The fire engulfed the building in Sandy Lane just after 03:30 GMT. 

Nobody's been injured and the cause of the fire isn't yet known.  

Neil Pattenden sent us these photographs he took while out walking his dog.  

Snodland Golf Club fire
Neil Pattenden
Snodland Golf Club fire
Neil Pattenden
Snodland Golf Club fire
Neil Pattenden

Don't put away your waterproofs just yet

Kate Kinsella

BBC weather presenter

Don't be fooled by the dry start, it's going to be very wet and windy later.

Here's your forecast.

Junior doctors removed from hospital after watchdog concerns

More than 40 junior doctors are being removed from the Kent and Canterbury Hospital after concerns were raised over patient safety by a health watchdog. 

Health Education England has requested the removal of more that half of the hospital trainee doctors because of a shortage of permanent consultants who oversee training. 

The trust has written to all its inpatients to reassure them that there will be no immediate changes to their care.  

A cute start to the day

Here's something to make you go 'awwww' this morning.

These fuzzy little ducklings were snapped by Mark Chandler in Fordwich, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Ducklings
Mark Chandler

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