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  1. Our live coverage for today has ended
  2. Updates on Friday 3 March 2017

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  1. That's it for the week.

    Thanks for joining us - we'll be back on Monday at 06:00 GMT with all the news, sport, travel and weather.

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  2. Hawkins' top tips to becoming a snooker pro

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Want to know what it takes to be a snooker pro?

    World number seven Barry Hawkins, from Kent, shares his Top 5 Tips. 

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    Video caption: Top tips Hawkins
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    Video caption: Broadstairs woman filmed during benefits fraud investigation

    A woman is filmed dancing after she claimed she needed oxygen and could not walk.

  4. Two men arrested over house fire death

    Two men have been arrested after a man died at a house fire in Maidstone.

    A 48-year-old man died at the scene in Marsham Street on 26 February following the blaze.

    Two men, aged 30 and 38, from Maidstone, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson and were bailed until 19 April.

  5. Benefit cheat jailed for fraudulently claiming £150,000

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    A benefit cheat from Broadstairs who was caught dancing to Mariah Carey and fraudulently claimed £150,000 has been jailed for 18 months.

    Lisa White, 54, was seen working in a cafe and walking unaided despite saying she needed a walking stick as well as a wheelchair to assist her mobility. 

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    Video caption: Broadstairs woman filmed during benefits fraud investigation
  6. England Opener Billings out for 52 v West Indies

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Kent's Sam Billings goes for 52 in England's first one-day international against West Indies in Antigua.

    You can see the full scorecard here as England open their three-match one-day tour of the Caribbean. 

    View more on twitter
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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A20 and J3 for M26.

    M20 Kent - M20 partially blocked coastbound between J2, A20 (Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit) and J3 M26, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Magic moments from FA People's Cup

    #PeoplesCup

    Cheeky chips, celebrations and managerial sackings - watch 10 magic moments from the first round of the FA People's Cup...... 

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    Video caption: More than 6,000 teams signed up for the 2017 FA People's Cup, which has 16 separate categories

    You'll be able to watch a highlights programme from the first round of the nationwide five-a-side competition on the iPlayer from 06:00 GMT Saturday, 4 March and on the red button from 14:10 GMT on Saturday and throughout the weekend.

  9. It's getting mild but watch out for showers

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather

    This morning's rain may have moved off, but don't leave home without your umbrella.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, at J3 for M20.

    M25 Kent - M25 lane closed on exit slip road clockwise at J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Man stabbed in Dover

    Kent Police was called at 06:18 GMT on Friday 3 March 2017 after reports of an assault at an address in Frith Road, Dover.

    Police officers and South East Coast Ambulance Service went to the scene where a man was treated for stab wounds. He was taken to hospital for medical attention.

    Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are on-going.

  12. World champion in action in Nottingham this weekend

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Paralympic and world champion Will Bayley, from Groombridge, heads the list of athletes who will compete in the Para classes at the English National Championships in Nottingham tomorrow. 

    World champion in action in Nottingham this weekend

    The 29-year-old men’s class 7 World number one will take on his British team mates Aaron McKibbin (class 8), Billy Shilton (class 8) and David Wetherill (class 6) in the men’s 6-8 event.  

  13. Man charged after fatal collision

    A lorry driver from Kent has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following a fatal crash in Essex.

    A 60-year-old woman from Grays died in the incident, at Orsett on 27 July last year.

    Trevor Jenkins, 54, from Bogshole Lane in Herne Bay, is due to appear before Basildon Magistrates on 6 April.

  14. Police officer charged with distributing indecent images

    A Kent Police officer has been charged with three counts of distributing indecent images, two charges of voyeurism, two counts of taking indecent videos and two counts of distribution of indecent videos. 

    Timothy Neville Ryton, 45, formerly of Folkestone, was arrested on 23 January.

    He was bailed to an address in Essex.

    He was charged on 2 March and is due to appear at Crawley Magistrates Court on 29 March.

  15. Hockey: England earn opening win in South Africa

    Ben Watts

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Kent

    Holcombe hockey's Sam Ward got on the score sheet as England's men started their 2020 Olympic cycle with a 5-2 win over South Africa in Cape Town.

    Goalkeeper George Pinner captained the side, calling it his “proudest moment” in an England shirt.

    Club team mate David Ames also featured in the first of the four match series.

    Read the full story here .