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  1. Updates on Tuesday 22 August 2017

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Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

Thanks for joining the team - we'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 BST with all your news, travel, sport and weather.

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Murphy

Josh Murphy scores twice as Norwich City come from behind to beat Charlton in the second round of the EFL Cup.

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Large fire hits Northfleet derelict building

Homes have been evacuated as firefighters battle a large fire in a residential area in Northfleet.

Plumes of black smoke can be seen rising from what is believed to be a derelict leisure centre in Nelson Road.

Local residents have been advised to keep windows and doors shut due to the large amount of smoke in the area.

Part-time soldiers put new skills into action

Amanda Akass

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Part-time soldiers from Kent, Sussex and Surrey have spent two weeks training alongside the US military in Michigan

The reserve battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal regiment have been taking part in an exercise designed to get NATO forces practicing working alongside each other.

Valuables and stories to be discovered in shipwreck

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

A ship excavation is expected to reveal a "treasure trove" of items and stories from Europe's global trading history.

An international team of maritime archaeologists are diving, excavating and recording the wreck of Dutch ship the Rooswijk off the Kent coast.

All 300 shipmen died when the vessel, carrying coins and silver ingots, sank on Goodwin Sands in January 1740.

Never before have any of the Dutch East India Company's 250 wrecks been scientifically excavated on this scale.

Historic England is working with the Dutch government to discover more about the vessel as part of its #Rooswijk1740 project.

Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East

Figures obtained by the BBC show an increase of more than 60% in the past three years.

Kent mother's petition for still born babies to be registered

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

A mother from Kent is campaigning for stillborn babies to be registered after losing her son at just 20 weeks.

UK law only allows babies born after 24 weeks to be registered but Lisa, from Canterbury, is campaigning to change the system.

Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, between J31 for A1306 and J1A for A206 affecting halfway to J29 A127.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) and J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of an accident involving lorry and a car. Congestion to halfway, Romford.

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

Chris Lewington

National League club Dover Athletic sign former Dagenham goalkeeper Chris Lewington after he left Welling.

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'It's a challenge to break even'

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

The summer's been a washout, and local businesses are paying for it.

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, after J3 for M20.

M25 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise after J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of a broken down lorry. Congestion to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange).

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

'Foolish' level crossing-hopping learner driver convicted

A learner driver has been banned from driving - before she even got her licence - after crashing through a level crossing barrier.

Adenike Akingbogun, 44, of Monarch Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent, drove on to the crossing in Purfleet in Essex on Christmas Eve when the warning lights were flashing.

As the barriers came down behind and in front of her car she made the decision to reverse - crashing through the barrier and ramming the vehicle behind her.

British Transport Police said Akingbogun, who was with a qualified driver at the time, caused £1,100 of damage to the barrier. It was a "rather foolish manoeuvre", it said.

She was convicted of driving a motor vehicle dangerously, fined £420 plus costs and was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Publican's epic swim in honour of his sister

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A Maidstone publican is setting off on an epic swim to raise funds for the hospice named after his sister Demelza.

What's this afternoon's weather going to be like?

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

It should be bright and warm. Here's my lunch-time forecast.

Police are at the site where a man was found dead

Flamefest, a festival for "kinky, quirky, creative hedonists", was at the site on Saturday and Sunday.

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Floral tributes to Steve Holton

A total of seven people have been arrested over the death of Steve Holton at Folkestone harbour.

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Cancer victim sues his former employers

A Kent man, who's dying from cancer at the age of 57, is suing his former employers for compensation, claiming he was exposed to asbestos.

'Respect the water' this August

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The RNLI is urging people to "respect the water" this summer as part of a drowning prevention campaign.

The charity says more people die in UK waters in August than any other month.

Man dies at campsite in Tunbridge Wells

Police at crime scene in Tunbridge Wells
BBC

A man has died at a campsite in Tunbridge Wells.

Kent Police say they were called by South East Coast Ambulance Service at 06:14 BST today to a medical incident at the site in Powder Mill Lane.

Patrols and ambulance crews went to the scene where a man was pronounced dead.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

A woman who was unconscious received medical treatment and was taken to a local hospital by air ambulance.

Flamefest, which boasts a "discreet" adult play area and an outdoor dungeon, was held at the site over the weekend.

Deal sailor named in GB blind sailing team

Sailing is a skill that demands accuracy, fine judgement and courage, especially if you're blind.

Just ask Catherine Westbrook, who's been chosen to represent the country at the Blind Sailing World Championships.

Migrants injured in Calais brawls last night

BreakingMan dies at campsite

A man has died at a campsite in Tunbridge Wells.

Kent Police say they were called by South East Coast Ambulance Service at 06:14 BST today to a medical incident at the site in Powder Mill Lane.

Patrols and ambulance crews went to the scene where a man was pronounced dead.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

A woman who was unconscious received medical treatment and was taken to a local hospital by air ambulance.

#ICYMI: From teenage party to award-winning festival

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

It started as a teenage house party.

Now LeeFest is one of the South East's biggest music festivals.

Hassan Zubier says he’s 'no hero' after being caught up in Finland attack

A British paramedic who was repeatedly stabbed as he came to the aid of a woman caught up in the terror attack in the Finnish city of Turku has said he’s “not a hero”.

Hassan Zubier, who was born in Kent, said: “I heard a really loud, heart-breaking scream. So I turned around and I saw one of the girls running… the first thing that I thought of was okay, this is a terrorist attack.”

Mr Zubier went to the aid of a woman who had been badly injured. He was stabbed repeatedly as he tended to her.

“I’m not a hero. I’m just a human being who cares for other human beings,” he said.

Family awarded £20k payout after suicide

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

After a lengthy legal battle, the family of a mentally ill man who took his own life in 2013 have been awarded £20,000 in compensation for his death.

You can read our full story here.

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Thank you to Jake Chapman for this great picture of St Margaret's Bay.

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St Margaret's Bay
Jake Chapman

Chef hailed as star of the future

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A chef from Broadstairs has just been hailed a star of the future by the Good Food Guide.

Ben Crittenden owns Stark, which seats just 12 people.

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M25 Kent - Queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and Clacket Lane Services, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J4, A21 (Orpington).

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

Today's newspaper headlines

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Kent Online: Pest controllers brought into Kent pubs and restaurants

Kent News: Parents of tragic cyclist Daniel Squire demand A258 between Dover and Deal made safer

Kent Live: A newly opened private car park in Ramsgate has been closed by the council

Efit released after woman sexually assaulted

Efit
Kent Police

Police investigating a sexual assault in Ashford have released an efit of a man they want to speak to.

The incident happened in an underpass beneath Station Road between 03:00 BST and 03:15 BST on Friday 11 August.

It was reported that the victim, who is in her 20s, was walking to the railway station when she was approached by a man who had been sitting in the underpass.

He is then alleged to have pushed her to the ground and pulled at her clothes before she was able to escape.

Anyone with information is urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/37355/17.

Gravesend woman going for gold

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A Kent Modern Pentathlete, ranked number two in the world, is hoping her success continues at the World Championships in Egypt.

Transgender legal simplification plea

Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney wants to cut the "bureaucratic burden" on people who are looking to change their legal gender.

Can we have our August back please?

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

It's a misty start but it should stay dry for most of us.

Here's my morning forecast.

Canterbury's plans for Britains first 'dementia village'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Britain's first purpose-built village for people with dementia could be created in Canterbury as part of the city's biggest ever housing project.

No waves at wonderful Walmer

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Is this the Caribbean? No, just wonderful Walmer in the sunshine (which we've been a bit short of so far this week).

Thanks to Christopher Brown for sending it to us - it's our Kent #PhotoOfTheDay.

Walmer
Christopher Brown

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