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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 6 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale, Kathryn Langley and Claire Cottingham

All times stated are UK

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That's it from us for tonight

We'll be back tomorrow at 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

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

Thanks for joining us!

Migrants still prolific in Calais

Colin Campbell

Special Correspondent, BBC South East

Lorry drivers say they're under siege from migrants at the Port of Calais once again, seven months after the sprawling camp known as the Jungle was demolished.

Groups of migrants have been trying to break into trucks, in an attempt to smuggle themselves across the Channel into Kent.

The Road Haulage Association says it fears the problem could easily spiral out of control unless the French authorities intervene.

Land needed, says council

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Landowners in and around Dover are being asked if they think they have sites suitable for development.

The District Council is currently reviewing its local plan and is looking for land to help meet its housing and employment targets.

Any sites offered will have to be suitable, available and deliverable.

The call for land will be open for eight weeks, from 12 June to 7 August.

Windy, but the sunshine is back

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It looks like the sunshine is making a return, but the heavy winds are sticking around a little longer.

Here's my latest forecast.

Take a trip on a model railway...

There is a reason behind it - honest.

We've used a GoPro to film a model railway as we take a look at more than a year of issues on Southern Rail - and hear from commuters.

It's part of our series looking at issues in the South East leading up to the general election. #SEVote

Shadow Foreign Secretary visits Kent on campaign trail

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Emily Thornberry was in Canterbury on Friday giving support to the Labour candidate there.

Here are her thoughts on the economy, tax and Brexit.

#SEVote

Today's Kent newspaper headlines

Printing press
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Kent Online: Pontoon off Gravesend Town Pier closed and Tilbury ferry suspended amid safety fears

Kent News: Plans to move Kent air ambulance base to Rochester Airport from Marden set to get green light

Kent and Sussex Courier: This shocking CCTV shot in Ramsgate will appal anybody with a car

Drones to be used at crime scenes

Drone (generic)
Getty Images

From today you'll see police regularly using drones at crime scenes, traffic accidents and to help search for missing people.

Kent Police has been trialing the unmanned aerial vehicles since 2015.

Breeding programme has plenty to crow about

Extinct in Kent for nearly two centuries, Canterbury's symbolic bird could soon make a return.

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26 affecting J7 for M23.

M25 Surrey - Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J7 M23.

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

Where'd summer go?

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

There's a yellow weather warning in place - expect heavy wind and some rain too.

Here's my latest forecast.

'If I were prime minister for the day'

What would you do if you were in charge of the country for a day?

We gave these teenagers 20 seconds each to tell us what they'd do as part of a series called #PMfortheday.

'If I were prime minister for the day'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

We gave three teenagers from across the South East 20 seconds to outline what they'd do if they were in charge of the country.

What would you do?

#PMfortheday

'It's not a real understanding of how it affects people'

Mark Norman

Health Correspondent, BBC South East

It can cause cancer, blindness and disfigurement, and affects one in 3,000 children.

But one young woman contacted us directly, to ask why so few people have heard of Neurofibromatosis.

Severe accident: A2070 Kent northbound

BBC News Travel

A2070 Kent northbound severe accident, before Wey Street.

A2070 Kent - A2070 in Snave blocked and queuing traffic northbound before the Wey Street junction, because of an accident involving two lorries and a van.

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

'If I were prime minister for the day'

We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country.

It's part of our #PMfortheday series leading up to the general election.

#SEVote

Let's be careful out there

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

As the rain and wind continue to lash the South East, we're getting reports of several trees that have been brought down, including this one in Seaford.

Tree down in Seaford
BBC

The QEII Bridge at Dartford has speed restrictions because of the high winds.

If you have pictures or video of damage caused by the bad weather please send them to us, but do stay safe while taking them.

tree down in bad weather
BBC

And of course, we'll keep you up to date on any disruption to the roads or travel networks.

tree down in garden
BBC

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and Clacket Lane Services.

M25 Kent - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and Clacket Lane Services, because of a broken down car.

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

Severe congestion: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe congestion, from J31 for A1306 to J1A for A206 affecting J29 for A127.

M25 Essex - Stop-start traffic on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise from J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) to J1a, A206 (Swanscombe). All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

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

At home with Winston

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

New exhibits at the home of the country's most famous prime minister get the royal seal of approval.

'If I were prime minister for the day'

We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country as part of a series called #PMfortheday.

#SEVote

#MyFirstVote: 'It'll be a birthday to remember'

Sixth-former Eoin Simpkins will be casting his first ever vote on 8 June.

We've been speaking to first-time, undecided voters as part of our #MyFirstVote series.

#SEVote

General election: A look at the NHS

Helen Catt

Political editor, BBC South East

With the general election only two days away, we've been looking at the issues that may affect the way people vote in the South East.

And the NHS is never far from the minds of voters. With increasing demand and an ageing population, how we manage our budgets and integrate services is likely to be a major factor in the coming years.

Here's my report which is part of BBC Breakfast's #bigbreakfast morning.

General Election: What's the future for our businesses?

Helen Catt

Political editor, BBC South East

Will the South East's businesses prosper or struggle outside the European single market?

#SEVote

Theme park reopens for summer

Dreamland in Margate has reopened for the summer season.

Here’s a look at (nearly) 100 years of the famous attraction.

BBC South East general election debate

Natalie Graham chaired a debate in front of a studio audience as five South East politicians from the leading parties tackle the big election issues within the region.

You can watch the full debate below.

#SEVote

Severe disruption: A20 Kent westbound

BBC News Travel

A20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between A20 York Street and B2011.

A20 Kent - A20 closed westbound between York Street Roundabout in Dover and Court Wood Interchange in West Hougham, because of over running roadworks.

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

It's not very nice out there

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

After last night's rain, it's still wet and windy, but tomorrow will be better.

Here's my forecast.

#PMfortheday: Teens on schools, immigration and pollution
We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country.

Kent Police: 'Please drive responsibly this summer'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Kent Police's summer drink and drug driving campaign is underway.

The force has warned it'll be carrying out roadside checks on drivers from now until the end of the month.

Motorists could be stopped at any time of day across the county but there'll be a focus on high-risk locations.

Officers are asking drivers not to get behind the wheel if they've had alcohol or are under the influence of controlled drugs.

Police officer (generic)
Kent Police

Not a bad view to wake up to...

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Especially on this very wet, grey morning.

Thank you to Robin Lee for this striking image of Whitstable - it's our Kent #PhotoOfTheDay.

Whitstable
Robin Lee

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