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Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

We've finished for another night, but we'll be back bright and early at 06:00 with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Remembering Diana

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

It's been 20 years since the death of Princess Diana, but her legacy lives on through people like Diana Award winner Jonjo.

Win will help daughter

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Winning the lottery really will change the lives of this young couple from Maidstone, but they're not planning a spending spree.

Cats

Edam, Gouda and Tulip are discovered under the bonnet having survived the 311-mile journey from Eindhoven to Berkshire.

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No sign of a late heatwave

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter, BBC South East

The sun's coming out, but it's going to feel cool.

Here's my forecast.

Cameron Bancroft

Cameron Bancroft carries his bat for 206 not out as Gloucestershire have the better of day two against Kent.

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Mum calls for change in organ donation law

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The mother of a five-month old baby who died because she needed a heart transplant is calling for the organ donation law to be changed.

Almost two million people are on the register but their family's consent is still needed before a donation.

In the last 10 years 330 people have died while waiting for a transplant in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

'It's like they're murdering Kelly'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Money donated for a Dover teenager's life-saving treatment has been stolen from a number of food outlets in the town.

Kelly Turner's family need to raise £1m for cancer surgery only available in the United States.

Collection boxes were stolen from the Dovorian Restaurant and a baker's, with the thefts caught on CCTV.

Last July CCTV cameras captured footage of two people stealing another of Kelly's boxes from a shop in the town.

It's gut wrenching every time it happens. They're single use tins, which can have anything up to £200 in them. They just don't care, they're effectively denying us our bid to save our daughter's life. It's like they're murdering Kelly.'

Martin TurnerKelly's father

Commuters rule the waves

Charlotte Wright

Reporter, BBC South East

Would you rather be sitting on the dock of the bay instead of the station platform?

MEP calls for return of Nobel Peace Prize

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A South East MEP is calling for Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize.

Conservative Nirj Deva says the de-facto leader of Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, should lose the honour because of her handling of the crisis in the Rakhine area.

More than 123,000 Rohingya Moslems, a minority in the mainly Buddhist country, have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, after attacks by militants led to a crackdown by security forces.

South East MEP Nirj Deva
European Parliament
South East MEP Nirj Deva

When I campaigned for Aung San Suu Kyi to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, it was on the basis of her peaceful struggle for democracy and human rights for all. Now, having achieved her own freedom from imprisonment, and accepted all the plaudits and glittering prizes of recognition, she cruelly denies said freedoms to her own people.'

Nirj DevaConservative MEP for South East England

The truth is out there

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Fifty years ago this month the nation was gripped by stories of flying saucers found in locations across the country, including Kent.

But it turned out they'd touched down from somewhere a little closer to home than Mars.

You can see more on this story on the BBC iplayer here.

Crossing the Channel to buy a lethal weapon

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

How easy is it to buy an illegal stun gun?

Former Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes made the short trip to Northern France, where these potentially lethal weapons are available over the counter.

You can see more on this story on Inside Out on BBC iPlayer here.

After the storm

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

What's going to follow Storm Aileen for the rest of the week?

Here's my forecast.

Edwardian tearoom one of most 'at risk' buildings

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Leas Pavilion
The Victorian Society

An Edwardian tearoom in Folkestone has been named as one of the country's top 10 most at-risk buildings.

The Victorian Society says the Leas Pavilion needs urgent repairs and renovation to save it from being lost forever.

The Pavilion opened in 1902 and was mostly used as a theatre until 1984, and a pub and entertainment venue until its closure in 2007.

It's now owned by developers who were granted planning permission in 2015 to build 68 flats to both sides of the existing site..

A local group continues to campaign for its survival.

Leas Pavilion
The Victorian Society

Controversial grammar school annexe opens

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

It's one of the most controversial school sites in Britain but after a long fight Kent's new grammar school annexe has opened to pupils.

The annexe is being run by the Weald of Kent School in Tonbridge.

Today's Kent newspaper headlines

Stack of newspapers
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Kent News: Blu King, 14, reported missing from Hythe

Kent Live: Stagecoach cuts have been branded as 'appalling' by angry parents and users in Dover and Deal

Kent Online: Venue accused of cancelling gypsy wedding

What's the secret to a long life?

Charlotte Wright

Reporter, BBC South East

Arjan Singh Ajji has turned 100, but what can the World War Two veteran tell us about living a long life?

Deported asylum seeker to be returned to UK

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Samim Bigzad
BBC

A Kent asylum seeker who was deported yesterday is to be returned to the UK while his on-going judicial review claim is considered, according to his solicitors.

Samim Bigzad had been living in Ramsgate after entering the country illegally two years ago in order to join his father who was granted asylum.

A previous removal attempt failed after a Turkish Airlines pilot refused to fly him over concerns for his safety.

Lawyers for the 22-year-old say the latest development follows an out-of-hours injunction.

Yesterday, Samim was notified at 8am that he was to be removed at 11:30am. The removal went ahead and he got to Istanbul for a connecting flight to Kabul. Following last night's order, Samim is to be returned to the United Kingdom on the next available flight. We remain deeply concerned about the legality of the Home Office's actions in the course of this enforced removal and we now seek to challenge the legality of these actions."

Duncan LewisPublic Law

Facelift for Medway theatre

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The Brook Theatre
BBC

A theatre in the Medway towns is being given a £400,000 facelift.

Brook Theatre in Chatham opened in 1997 in a former council building.

The investment has been criticised by some as "an extravagance" when public services are under financial pressure.

Medway Council says cultural investment is also important.

A wave of inspiration

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

Ross Andrews has built a reputation for creating giant works of art on the beaches of east Kent - huge patterns that only last as long as it takes for the tide to come in and wash them away.

Now the artist has taken his work into the sea, and inside waves as they break.

Police crackdown at Eurostar terminals

A police officer and a border official speaking to a woman
BBC

Police and the UK Border Force have been targeting Eurostar terminals in Kent and London as part of a crackdown on forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.

Officers say individuals who may have travelled from certain countries have been spoken to and given educational material.

Swapping the decks for dogs

Charlotte Wright

Reporter, BBC South East

The DJ from Kent who felt compelled to hang up his headphones to run an animal welfare charity.

Warnings to drivers as Storm Aileen passes through Kent and Sussex

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

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Drivers across the South East are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning because of high winds brought by Storm Aileen.

Motorcyclists and people driving lorries and caravans are being advised to avoid exposed roads, including the Shoreham Flyover, Medway Viaduct and the Dartford bridge.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for very strong winds until 10:00 BST, with gusts of more than 60mph expected along the Kent and Sussex coast.

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Southern rail says a tree is blocking all lines line between Tonbridge and Redhill with disruption expected until at least 08:30 BST.

Southeastern says all its lines are open after a tree had to be cleared from the line at Dover Priory during the night.

There are currently delays of up to one hour and 40 minutes on DFDS Seaways between Dover and Calais, and delays of about 30 minutes between Dover and Dunkirk.

#PhotoOfTheDay regulars: Here's Mel

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Meet the bank clerk whose passion is taking photos of the South East's stunning skies.

Mel Chennell is the latest in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

Storm Aileen is bringing strong winds to the South East

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

And we're looking at heavy showers with a few sunny spells later.

Here's my latest forecast.

Beautiful autumn skies

We thought this colourful shot of Pegwell by Peter Johnson was gorgeous, so we made it our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Pegwell
Peter Johnson

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