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Everton v Brighton

Neil Johnston

BBC Sport

Cenk Tosun scores for the second successive game to seal a third straight home win for Everton as Brighton finish with 10 men at Goodison Park.

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Home Secretary says police have powers to tackle 'sex-for-rent'

After I exclusively revealed some landlords offering ‘sex-for-rent’ arrangements, what action is Home Secretary Amber Rudd taking?

Footage of boat crash wreckage released

Three men died when their fishing boat collided with a larger vessel off the Sussex coast last year.

Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, between J31 for A1306 and J1A for A206 affecting J30 for A13 Lakeside.

M25 Essex - Queuing traffic and two lanes blocked on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) and J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of an accident. Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

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

How the Victorians censored the Bayeux Tapestry

There's a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry in England. But a few changes were made.

Severe congestion: M23 West Sussex northbound

BBC News Travel

M23 West Sussex northbound severe congestion, between M23 J9 and M25 J7.

M23 West Sussex - M23 partially blocked and very slow traffic northbound between M23 J9, Gatwick Airport and M25 J7. Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

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

'I was a bit of a jack the lad'

What's it like living with HIV in old age?

Former Crystal Palace academy player Michael Phillips

Maidstone United sign midfielder Michael Phillips from Crystal Palace and tie loanee Blair Turgott to a permanent deal.

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Priti Patel

Former cabinet minister says common acronym for black and minority ethnic people is "insulting".

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Stephen Dudley

Stephen Dudley will serve two years for causing the death of Army warrant officer Emma Beeney.

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Corey Whitely in action for Dagenham

Ebbsfleet sign forward Corey Whitely from fellow National League side Dagenham & Redbridge for an undisclosed fee.

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Second motorcyclist in two days dies in Surrey

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash earlier when he collided with a car.

The man, who was in his forties, died on Stonehill Road near Chertse, at about 08:00 GMT.

The car driver suffered minor injuries.

It's the second fatal accident involving a motorcyclist in Surrey in two days.

A man in his 40s collided with a car on the A286 near Haslemere around 16:30 GMT on 8 March.

Stonehill Road, Surrey
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The motorcyclist was killed on Stonehill Road

Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, after J9 for A243 affecting J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise after J9, A243 (Leatherhead), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is about 25 minutes. Congestion to J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange).

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Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

BBC News Travel

M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J5 for A20 London Road.

M20 Kent - M20 lane closed on entry slip road coastbound at J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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Victory open-top bus parade for double Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold

Sue Nicholson

BBC News

Lizzy Yarnold
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Double Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is to be honoured with an open-top bus parade in her home town of Sevenoaks next month after becoming the first British athlete to successfully defend her Winter Olympic title.

She retained her Olympic Gold in the skeleton event at the Korean Winter Games in Pyeongchang after winning Gold at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014.

Yarnold, 29, was the only Briton at this year’s Olympics to clinch a gold medal.

The bus tour will take place on Wednesday 18 April, though the exact route and timings are still to be announced.

Arachnophobes look away now!

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A company in Sandwich is the UK's only supplier of dangerous animal venom for scientific research.

Psychiatrists shortage in the South East

The number of NHS child and adolescent psychiatrists has fallen by 6.3% over the past four years, the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) says.

In Kent, Surrey and Sussex there are just 3.75 child and adolescent psychiatrists per 100,000 children - the lowest in England.

The RCP is calling on the government to add NHS child and adolescent psychiatrists to its official shortage occupation list so staff can be recruited from overseas.

The college said applicants for jobs not on the shortage list may be rejected for a visa even if they are desperately needed by the service trying to employ them.

Dr Bernadka Dubicka, chairman of the RCP's child and adolescent faculty, said: "Short staffing in child and adolescent mental health services is no secret.

"Recruiting from overseas is key to quickly employing more qualified doctors specialising in children's mental health."

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Antoni Imiela, Wakefield Prison

Antoni Imiela, who committed a string of attacks on women and girls, had been in jail for 14 years.

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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic anticlockwise at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a broken down lorry.

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

Rochester is a rollercoaster

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Former Boyzone front man Ronan Keating is headlining this summer's Rochester Castle Concerts.

The singer, whose hits include "When You Say Nothing At All" and "Life is a Rollercoaster", will perform in the grounds of the historic Kent castle on Thursday 12 July.

Also performing at this year's concerts will be Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra (Weds 11 July) and UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey (Friday 13 July).

Ronan Keating
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Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A316.

M3 Surrey - M3 lane closed on exit slip road London-bound at J1, A316 (Sunbury), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, before J5 for M26.

M25 Kent - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J5 M26, because of a broken down lorry.

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

Ambulance, cars and lorries in A2 crashes

Hamish Mureddu-Reid

BBC News Online, South East

An ambulance has been involved in one of two crashes on the A2 which has closed the road in both directions near Canterbury.

The first crash involved a car and a lorry at just before 07:00 GMT on the coastbound carriageway, just after the Bridge junction.

The London-bound carriageway was then closed just after 07:10 when a car and an ambulance crashed, Kent Police said.

Motorists have been advised to expect delays and consider using alternate routes.

Severe accident: A2 Kent westbound

BBC News Travel

A2 Kent westbound severe accident, between Bonny Bush Hill and A2050 affecting A260.

A2 Kent - A2 in Bishopsbourne closed and queuing traffic London-bound between the Bonny Bush Hill junction and the A2050 junction, because of an accident involving car and ambulance. Diversion in operation - via Bridge Village. Congestion to the A260 junction.

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

Severe accident: A2 Kent eastbound

BBC News Travel

A2 Kent eastbound severe accident, between Bifrons Hill and Ilden Lane affecting A28 Thanington Road.

A2 Kent - A2 in Bridge closed and queuing traffic coastbound between the Bifrons Hill junction and the Ilden Lane junction, because of an accident involving car and lorry. Diversion in operation - via Bridge Village. Congestion to the A28 Thanington Road junction.

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

Labour gains MP's old council seat

Helen Catt

Political editor, BBC South East

Labour has gained Conservative MP Kelly Tolhurst's old council seat in Rochester with a huge swing of 26%.

This is particularly interesting as the Medway towns were Labour under Blair.

But, at the General Election, Corbyn’s Labour didn’t seem to have made huge strides against the Tories.

Is this changing?

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More than 1,000 school suspensions over assaults on adults

There have been more than 1,000 suspensions at schools in Kent in just two years for physical assaults towards adults.

Figures show secondary school staff across the country are three times more likely to be injured after being attacked at work than the average worker.

The Department for Education said it has issued guidance to schools that "tough but proportionate" sanctions for misbehaviour are acceptable.

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J12 for M3 and J13 for A30.

M25 Surrey - Three lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J12 M3 and J13, A30 (Staines), because of emergency repairs.

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Severe accident: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe accident, at Cobham Services.

M25 Surrey - M25 slip road into the services closed clockwise at Cobham Services, because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 and J3 for A322 Lightwater.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J2 M25 and J3, A322 (Lightwater), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Naked characters in the original Bayeux Tapestry were altered in a Victorian copy.
Naked people in the original tapestry were covered up by the prudish Victorians for a country-wide tour.

Temperatures are on the up

Jennifer Bartram

Weather presenter

It's looking good for the weekend.

Here's my forecast.

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