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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Monday 20 February 2017

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  1. Goodnight from Kent Live

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for today, we'll be back from 06:00 GMT tomorrow, all the way through to 22:00 GMT, with all the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    And if there's something you'd like to tell us about, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

    Thanks for joining us!

  2. Criminal damage at golf course in Deal

    Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward following a report of criminal damage to the fairway at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal.

    The incident was reported to have taken place in Golf Road between 17:00 GMT on Saturday 18 February 2017 and 04:00 GMT on Sunday 19 February 2017. 

    Police say a vehicle was driven around the fairway causing damage to the grass.

  3. 'This is good news for everybody'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    With the Open returning to Royal St George's in Sandwich in 2020, it isn't just Kent's golf fans who are set to benefit. 

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    Video caption: The Open returns to Sandwich
  4. Canterbury protest against Trump visit

    Rajdeep Sandhu

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Kent

    Hundreds of people have turned out for a predominantly anti-Trump protest in Canterbury tonight. 

    While the big issue on the agenda is the state visit by the US President, it's not the only one. People are here to speak against Brexit, racism, misogyny and austerity. 

    This protest is also tied into another campaign, One Day Without Us, which aims to get migrants out onto the streets to highlight their contribution to the UK. 

  5. 'Working in a male dominated industry is very amusing'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    20-year-old Kelly Culver is following her dream - starting up a business to restore and sell classic American cars. #thisisme 

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  6. No coats till Thursday

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    The early taste of spring is staying for a couple more days.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  7. This afternoon's Kent newspaper headlines

    Stack of newspapers

    Kent Online: Man drives himself to hospital with 'knife wound'

    Kent News: Obituary - Normandy Landings hero and former school and music teacher Ian Hammerton has died aged 95

    Kent and Sussex Courier: This part of the A21 will be closed for up to one year

  8. Campaigner wants children's home abusers prosecuted

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A woman from Ongar who said she was drugged and sexually abused at a church-run children's home in Kent 30 years ago has received an apology from the Church of England but now wants the perpetrators prosecuted.

    Teresa Cooper

    Teresa Cooper said her time at Kendall House in Gravesend has ruined her life.

    A report into the Church of England-run children's home, which operated in Kent in the 60s, 70s and 80s, said it was "a place where control, containment and sometimes cruelty were normalised". 

    Findings of an investigation made public last year revealed incidents where girls were drugged and sexually abused. 

    Ms Cooper is one of the regime's survivors and is now campaigning to have those who worked there prosecuted.

  9. Open returns to Royal St George's

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    The  2020 Open Championship will be played at Royal St George's in Sandwich for the first time since Darren Clarke's win in 2011. 

    It will be the 15th time that the Sandwich club, which voted in March 2015 to admit women members, will have staged the Open and it was of course the scene of the great Sandy Lyle's first major in 1985.

    Open returns to Royal St George's
  10. Two charged following cash point robbery

    Officers investigating a robbery at a cash point in Dover have charged two men.

    The incident was reported to have happened in London Road on Wednesday 15 February, at around 20:00.

    A bank card, two mobile phones and a bag were reported stolen from the 43-year-old victim, however the bag has since been recovered.

    Piotr Misiewicz, 28, was arrested at the scene along with 47-year-old Pavel Radowski.

    Both men have been charged with robbery and remanded to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on  Friday 17 March 2017.

  11. Move over Mystic Meg, Raggett's in town

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    He's the star of the moment in the FA Cup after writing himself and his club - Lincoln City - into the history books.

    But back in 2012, when he played for Dover, Gillingham-born Sean Raggett wrote this tweet. 

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    And his dream did come true, as Lincoln became the first non-league side to reach the sixth round in 103 years - against none other than Joey Barton's team Burnley.

    Who'd have thunk it. 

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J3 for A229 Chatham and J2 for A228 Strood.

    M2 Kent - One lane closed on M2 London-bound between J3, A229 (Chatham) and J2, A228 (Strood), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Men charged in connection with robbery at ATM

    Two men have been charged in connection with a robbery at a cash machine in Dover. 

    It happened last Wednesday evening in London Road. 

    A bank car, two mobile phones and a bag were stolen from the 43-year-old victim. 

    28-year-old Piotr Misiewicz and Pavel Radowski, 47, are due to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on 17 March. 

  14. Mild Monday and spring is on the way

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC weather

    Patches of sunshine across the South East today, feeling very mild this afternoon. Here's my forecast.

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  15. Former teammates pay tribute to FA Trophy-winning captain

    Ebbsfleet United's 2008 FA Trophy-winning captain Paul McCarthy has died at the age of 45, the club has confirmed.  

    Paul McCarthy

    Former teammates took to Twitter to pay their respects, including current Maidstone United manager Jay Saunders.  

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  16. Elderly couple threatened at knifepoint

    An elderly couple were threatened at knifepoint in their own home.

    Five men reportedly broke into the house in Birchwood Road, Dartford, all wearing balaclavas.

    They left with jewellery at around 19:00 yesterday, Kent Police said.

  17. BreakingOpen golf set to return to Kent

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    The BBC understands the 2020 Open golf Championship is returning to Sandwich for the first time since 2011 at Royal St George's. 

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    It's set to be the 15th visit to Royal St George's on the Kent coastline. 

    The course, in Sandwich, which was given its regality in 1902, first hosted the Open in 1894 - the first time it had been contested outside of Scotland.  

  18. Electrical fire prompts evacuation

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A block of flats in Maidstone had to be evacuated yesterday evening following a fire on the tenth floor. 

    Fire crews were called to Miller Heights in Lower Stone Street just before 18:30 GMT where a fire had broken out in an electrical cupboard. 

    About 20 people had to leave the building and nobody was injured.

  19. 'Working in a male dominated industry is very amusing'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    20-year-old Kelly Culver is following her dream - starting up a business to restore and sell classic American cars. #thisisme 

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    Video caption: thisisme cars