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Good night from the BBC Live team

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

That's it from us for another night - we'll be back tomorrow at 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

Thanks for joining us!

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

Gabriel Zakuani

Gillingham sign defender Gabriel Zakuani after he turned down a new contract with League One rivals Northampton.

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John Surtees remembered

Ian Palmer

Reporter, BBC South East Today

John Surtees was famously the only man to win world championships on both two wheels and four.

He went onto run a successful motor racing business in Edenbridge and bought the Buckmore Park karting circuit in Chatham.

He died in March but this evening sporting legends and TV celebrities are paying tribute to his extraordinary life at a Motorsport Hall of Fame event in Epsom.

Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J3 for M20 and J2 for A2.

M25 Kent - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange) and J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident involving a van and three cars.

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

Cloudy, but at least it won't be wet

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It's looking like we have a cloudy day ahead on Thursday, but it will be dry.

Here's my latest forecast.

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

M25 Kent - Stationary traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down car and a rolling road-block.

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

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

'I really don't know what to do with my vote'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Margate bus cafe worker Evie says she's unsure who to vote for tomorrow.

She's been speaking to BBC South East as part of the #MyFirstVote series.

Breeding programme has plenty to crow about

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

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

'Creating art in the face of death'

Chrissie Reidy

Reporter, BBC South East Today

An exhibition opening in Kent features work by artists with one thing in common - they're all facing execution.

It's the best day of the week

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

Enjoy this afternoon's sunshine as it's turning unsettled again, although temperatures will get better at the weekend.

Here's my forecast.

'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

Police concerned about missing teenager

Paige Jackson
Kent Police

Kent Police is appealing for information about a missing teenager from Gillingham.

Paige Jackson, 15, was last seen leaving her home in the Grange Road area on Wednesday 24 May.

She is believed to have links to the Thanet area.

She was wearing black skinny jeans, a grey hooded jumper, blue and white trainers and a bag containing blue shorts and a white top.

'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.

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 was part of BBC Breakfast's #bigbreakfast morning.

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

'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

Witnesses to fatal accident needed

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are trying to find anyone who witnessed a collision in Canterbury, which has led to the death of an elderly man.

It happened around 10:00 BST in Woodville Close on 30 May.

The victim, who was in his seventies and was a pedestrian, was airlifted to a hospital in London with a head injury, but has since died.

The incident also involved a white Citroen Dispatch van.

We are appealing for witnesses who saw the collision or the vehicle and pedestrian beforehand, and who have not yet spoken to officers, to contact our appeal line as soon as possible. Any information could be really helpful to our investigation.

Detective Constable Barry GoodsellKent Police

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.

‘We might get our voices heard’

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Student Courtney Private wants young people to make sure they cast their ballot on 8 June.

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

#SEVote

'They don't do enough for young people'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Margate teenager Ryan May wants politicians do to more for young people.

The 19-year-old has been speaking to BBC South East as part of the #MyFirstVote series.

'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.

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.

Power to the people of Kent

John Warnett

BBC Radio Kent Breakfast presenter

On this morning's BBC Radio Kent Breakfast Show, Maggie Doyle and I have been behind the scenes at Dungeness B nuclear power station.

Last year was a record-breaking one for the station.

John and Maggie at Dungeness
BBC

It produced enough electricity to power two million homes - that's three times the number of households in Kent.

John and Maggie at Dungeness
BBC

That's the equivalent of about 700 wind turbines.

John and Maggie at Dungeness
BBC

The turbine revolves at 3,000 revolutions a minute, that's 50 times a second.

John and Maggie at Dungeness
BBC

£55m will be invested in Dungeness B this year alone.

John and Maggie at Dungness
BBC

It'll be generating power until 2028, ten years longer than originally planned.

#MyFirstVote: 'I regret I didn't register'

Faye Ashworth from Hastings is disappointed she won't be able to have a say on 8 June.

The 20-year-old has been speaking to BBC South East as part of the #MyFirstVote series.

#SEVote

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between Clacket Lane Services and J5 for M26.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between Clacket Lane Services and J5 M26, because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

'If I were prime minister for the day'

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

The sunshine's back

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

Make the most of the bright weather today, as rain is set to return overnight.

Here's my forecast.

Officers to use drones for day-to-day policing

A drone
BBC

Kent Police are to begin using drones to help them with day to day policing.

The drones will help officers locate missing people and will also be used at some crime scenes and at serious road traffic collisions.

The introduction of the drones follows a successful two year trial by the force.

Polling day is looming

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

In just 24 hours we'll take to the polls, but whilst you can expect lots of political news today, here's a lovely picture to kick off your morning.

Dean Spinks made a splash with this shot from Westgate, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Splashing wave
Dean Spinks

We'll be here with all your latest news, travel, sport and weather for Kent until 22:00 BST.

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