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  1. Updates on Monday 13 June 2016

Live Reporting

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Claire Cottingham

Our live reporting has come to an end for today - but Bob Dale is back tomorrow morning at 06:00 BST with your #KentLive updates.

You can get involved by tweeting us, sending us a message on Facebook or emailing us.  

Have a nice afternoon. 

Doorstep phone scam

Kent and Sussex Courier

Residents in west Kent are warned to be on their guard for a potential scam after phones were delivered to people's homes without them being ordered. 

Men then turned up on the doorstep demanding the phones be returned. Read the Kent and Sussex Courier's story here.

Port of Dover delays due to Euro 2016

Heightened French security for Euro 2016 continues with tourists being warned of queues at border control.

DOVER UPDATE: There are currently queues at passport control, please allow 90mins for this delay before check in

DOVER UPDATE: There are currently queues at passport control, please allow 90mins for this delay before check in

Crack cocaine and heroin found after police chase

A "large quantity" of crack cocaine and heroin was found in a car which failed to stop for Kent Police in Chatham.

Officers pursued the car for a short distance before stopping it and arresting a 41-year-old man and two 16-year-old boys on Sunday.

Kent Police arrested three people in Chatham

Shepherd Neame buys eight pubs

Faversham brewer Shepherd Neame has announced it will buy eight pubs in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

It has also said it will transfer a further five pubs in Canterbury and Faversham - which it leases to firm UES - back under its control.

Both deals are worth a total of £13.4m, the company said.

Pint of beer

EU Referendum panel discussion

BBC Radio Kent's Lembit Opik hosted an EU Referendum panel discussion in Ashford earlier.

We streamed it live on our Facebook page where you can watch the recording now. 


Should the England football team be sent home?

This morning on BBC Radio Kent, Julia George asked, "should the England football team be sent home if there's more violence at the Euros?"

This is what you had to say on Twitter

@BBCRADIOKENT Absolutely - no question. Disgusting behaviour. Makes you ashamed. We look like a country of thugs 😡

@BBCRADIOKENT not the England's team fault, ban the troublemakers fans send them home.

@BBCRADIOKENT They should be home by now! One strike and you're out imho!

Kent Speedway postponed

Kent Speedway has called off this evening's National League meeting against Rye House Raiders due to rain.

It has been rearranged for Monday 11 July 18:30 BST.

Ian Charles
Kent Speedway were due to race Rye House Raiders

Farage's Brexit battle bus

Our Political Editor Helen Catt is following UKIP leader Nigel Farage around Kent on the Brexit battle bus.

Quick stop in #Ramsgate betting shop for @Nigel_Farage - do you think he was putting a couple of quid on #Brexit?

Quick stop in #Ramsgate betting shop for @Nigel_Farage - do you think he was putting a couple of quid on #Brexit?

Small crowd (30ish) on #Ramsgate seafront queuing to get UKIP placards signed by @Nigel_Farage #eurefsoutheast

Small crowd (30ish) on #Ramsgate seafront queuing to get UKIP placards signed by @Nigel_Farage #eurefsoutheast


A royal honour, a major development at Pfizer and a safety charity gets celebrity endorsement - here's today's #OnThisDay.


Sailor reunited with rescuers



A father-of-four who was lucky to survive after falling from a boat in the pitch black has been reunited with the Sheppey RNLI crew who pulled him to safety. Read KentOnline's story here.

Man being rescued

Laurel and Hardy visit Brands Hatch

Claire Cottingham

Something to cheer up your Monday morning.

Laurel and Hardy battled through the rain to entertain motor racing fans at Brands Hatch this weekend as part of the American SpeedFest.

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Dramatic thunder storm photograph

Leann Roberts has sent us this impressive photograph of last night's storm in Gravesend looking across to Tilbury. You can send us yours via emailTwitter or Facebook

Thunderstorm photograph
LMP Photography

Kent's Conor Washington features at #Euro2016

Claire Cottingham

Unlucky first match for Chatham's Conor Washington at Euro2016.

FOOTBALL: Chatham-born Conor Washington was a second half substitute as N.Ireland lost 1-0 to Poland at #EURO2016

FOOTBALL: Chatham-born Conor Washington was a second half substitute as N.Ireland lost 1-0 to Poland at #EURO2016

Travel updates

Claire Cottingham

The last thing anyone wants on a Monday morning is getting stuck in traffic... make sure you keep up to date with the latest on the roads and rail here.


Peter Kyle on security

Labour and Portslade MP Peter Kyle believes being in the EU makes the UK more secure.

Peter Kyle on security

Here's why the Remain camp feels Britain is stronger in Europe.

EU Referendum: In numbers

Maria Caulfield on security

During the BBC South East debate on the EU referendum, security was discussed. Here's what the Lewes MP - and Vote Leave supporter - Maria Caulfied had to say.

Maria Caulfield at BBC South East debate

Here are the Vote Leave arguments on intelligence sharing and Brexit.

EU Referendum: In numbers

Replacement buses until noon

More in our travel bulletins on BBC Radio Kent breakfast with Maggie Doyle and Kate Recordon. Listen here

Damaged cable affecting #Southern between #Redhill & #Tonbridge. Replacement buses extending journey times by 15 mins. Expected until noon.

Weather warning issued for west Kent

Claire Cottingham

Yellow alert for rain in Kent - more from the Met office here.

Met Office warning

Top stories in Kent this morning

Claire Cottingham

EU debate gets heated, rail rows continue and clampdown on smoke alarms. I've had a look at the headlines in Kent today. 

3 in 30

Damian Green on immigration

Ashford's MP Damian Green said the number of EU migrants was "not huge". Watch what he had to say:

Damian Green on immigration on BBC South East debate

In numbers: Migration into UK

Let's look at some facts - how many people migrate to the UK each year?

EU Referendum: In numbers

Lord Howard on immigration

Immigration dominated much of the the BBC South East referendum debate. Here's what Lord Howard had to say.

Lord Howard on immigration

UK's trade with the EU

How much does the UK trade with its EU partners?

EU Referendum: In numbers

Businesswoman on the economy

In response to Nigel Farage's comments on the economy, here's what Eleanor Harris, chief executive of Brighton's i360, had to say.

Eleanor Harris on the economy

Nigel Farage on the economy

Here's what the UKIP Leader had to say about the economy if Britain left the EU.

Nigel Farage speaking on BBC South East debate

BBC South East's EU referendum debate

Passions ran high last night at a special BBC South East debate about the EU referendum. 

We'll be posting clips of the debate throughout the morning and you can watch the whole thing here

Promo pic

What's the weather like for the week ahead?

Here's Kate Kinsella with the weather for the coming few days.

Weather for Kent on Monday

Good morning from Kent Live

Claire Cottingham

I'll have your updates up to 14:00 BST. Here's our #photooftheday - it's taken from yesterday's BBC South East EU referendum debate programme. We'll have reaction and analysis this morning.

You can get involved by tweeting us using #EUREFsoutheast, sending us a message on Facebook or emailing us.

BBC South East's EU referendum debate panel
BBC South East's EU referendum debate panel