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  2. Updates on Wednesday 28 September

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  1. See you tomorrow

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all for our live coverage today, we'll be back with you bright and early tomorrow morning, from 06:00 BST

    As usual, if you'd like to get in touch then you can find us on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email.    

    Have a lovely evening.

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    Video caption: The bells of St Mary's, Lamberhurst, Kent.

    The bells of St Mary's, Lamberhurst, Kent.

  3. Medway men jailed after assault

    Two men from Medway have been jailed for robbery and assault after an attack in Chatham.

    Police say 32-year-old Mehmet Ucal (pictured bottom) approached a teenager following an earlier row in a pub. He was then joined by 21-year-old Connor Robinson from Gillingham (pictured top). They both punched the victim until he fell to the ground, where they stole his wallet and mobile phone. The incident was caught on CCTV - they both pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court. 

    Ucal was jailed for four years and nine months for the robbery, assault and possession of a bladed article. Robinson was jailed for three years and four months for the robbery and assault offences.

  4. On this day

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Postal workers trained to spot scams, flood defences tested and calls for a change in the law on looked-after children - here's today's #onthisday  

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    Video caption: On this day September 28th
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    Severe accident: M2 Kent westbound

    BBC Travel

    M2 Kent westbound severe accident, at J2 for A228 Strood.

    M2 Kent - M2 exit slip road partially blocked and queuing traffic London-bound at J2, A228 (Strood), because of an accident.

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  6. 'She's put her neck on the line fighting against racism'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    There are calls for a leading Kent Labour Party member to stand down, after being accused of anti-Semitism.

    Jackie Walker, a vice-chair in the Momentum movement, allegedly criticised Holocaust Memorial Day for not commemorating non-Jewish victims.

    Norman Thomas, the chair of Momentum Thanet, believes she's being targeted because she's an ally of Jeremy Corbyn.

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    Video caption: Norman Thomas, Chair Momentum Thanet, defends Jackie Walker
  7. Kent to host West Indies in 2017

    BBC Sport

    Kent's St Lawrence Ground

    Kent will face the West Indies in a three-day match next year, the England & Wales Cricket Board have announced.

    The fixture will take place at the St Lawrence Ground from 6-8 August.

    The game will come before the West Indies face England in a three-match Test series.

    Canterbury will also play host to a three-day Test match between England Lions and South Africa A in June.

  8. Camber: Family in call for lifeguards

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The family of one of five men who died in a single day at Camber Sands this summer believe their lives could have been saved if the beach had permanent lifeguards.

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    Video caption: Camber families call for lifeguards
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    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

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

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange) and J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident involving a lorry.

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    Severe accident: M2 Kent eastbound

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    M2 Kent eastbound severe accident, between J3 for A229 Chatham and J4 for A278 affecting J1 for A2 Watling Street.

    M2 Kent - Queuing traffic on M2 coastbound between J3, A229 (Chatham) and J4, A278 (Gillingham), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J1, A2 (Strood).

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  12. Cricket: West Indies head to Kent

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The West Indies will play a three-day match against Kent next summer.

    The tour match on 6-8 August is likely to be part of the club's annual Canterbury Cricket Week, at the Spitfire Ground.

    St Lawrence cricket ground Canterbury
  13. Tributes paid to 'kind-hearted son, brother and friend'

    Shaun Arthur Richards

    The family of a man who died after a crash in Tonbridge have paid tribute to a kind hearted son, brother and friend.

    Shaun Arthur Richards, 24, from Hildenborough, died at the scene of the crash in Shipbourne Road in the early hours of Saturday.

    His family said in a statement: "Shaun Arthur Richards was a hard grafter. He took pride in his work and gained great satisfaction out of sculpting the best looking hedges in Kent.

    "He was a kind-hearted soul who lived life to the full and shall be missed and remembered fondly by all that he touched."

    Two other men, a 24-year-old from Tonbridge and a 25-year-old man from Hildenborough, were also travelling in the car at the time of the collision. The 25-year-old has since been released but the 24-year-old remains in hospital.

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    Video caption: Frank de Boer & Football's shortest managerial reigns

    BBC Sport looks back at some of the shortest managerial reigns in football, following Frank de Boer's departure as Crystal Palace manager after 77 days.

  15. ICYMI: Gun victim: 'I'm so scared and stressed'

    A woman who was repeatedly shot at by her partner with a high powered airgun says she's living in fear after the French authorities set him free. 

    Martine Almansa was attacked as she lived with John Soares in Ashford in 2003. 

    Soares went on the run but was sentenced to 12 years in jail in his absence. He was found on the island of Reunion, but attempts to extradite him have failed.

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    Video caption: Martine
  16. Board game cafe opens in Kent

    The first board game cafe in the South East has opened in Rochester in Kent.

    Playopolis opened this summer.

    So here are three things you (probably) didn't know about board games...

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    Video caption: Three facts about board games
  17. BBC Body Talk is coming your way


    Image showing contributors to BBC Body Talk: Radio 1Xtra's Adele Roberts, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Hannah Cockcroft, TV psychologist Emma Kenny, So Solid Crew's Lisa Maffia and Joanna Rowsell Shand

    In honour of Women's Sport Week (3-9 October), BBC Get Inspired and Radio 1Xtra have teamed up for an intimate and interactive discussion on body image issues for women in and around sport.

    Full details about how you can be there, get involved and watch it live can be found here.

  18. You'll never be bored in this cafe...

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    For most of us, they're something to bring out at Christmas or on a rainy day.

    But the world of board games has been undergoing a quiet transformation over recent years.

    No longer just something to enjoy in the comfort of your own home - board game cafés are the new way to challenge your competitors. And one has recently opened in Rochester. 

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    Video caption: Board game cafe in Kent
  19. Three men fined over pool game brawl

    The Shed

    Three men from England are fined after a pub brawl which broke out in a south of Scotland pub after allegations of cheating in a game of pool.

    Three men fined over pool game brawl

    The Shed

    Three men from England are fined after a pub brawl which broke out in a south of Scotland pub after allegations of cheating in a game of pool.

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  20. MP Tracey Crouch says allegations regarding English football are very concerning

    Tracey Crouch, Sports Minister
    Quote Message: The integrity of sport is absolutely paramount and we have been clear that we expect the highest standards of governance and transparency from sports governing bodies, here in the UK and on the international stage. In this context, the recent allegations regarding English football are very concerning and we will be discussing the matter with the football authorities. All the evidence presented to them must be investigated fully and we stand ready to assist in any way we can." from Tracey Crouch Sports Minister, MP for Chatham and Aylesford
    Tracey CrouchSports Minister, MP for Chatham and Aylesford