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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Monday 6 March 2017

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  1. Goodnight

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for today. 

    We'll be back tomorrow between 06:00 GMT and 22:00 GMT, with all the day's news, sport, travel and weather.

    If there's anything you think we should know you can get in touch on  Twitter , on  Facebook  or by sending us an  email

  2. More controversy over Lush and Labour

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    There's fresh controversy tonight over hundreds of pounds of cosmetics that should have gone to needy people but were instead sold by a Labour party member in Ramsgate to help fund her County Council election campaign.

    BBC South East Today has spoken to one woman who told us she was led to believe the sale was in aid of charity - and says she feels "deceived".

    The equivalent amount of money raised has now been given to good causes.

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    Video caption: More controversy over Lush cosmetics and Labour
  3. Herald victims remembered

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Events have been held in Dover to mark the 30th anniversary of the Herald of Free Enterprise tragedy.

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    Video caption: Memorial events for the Zeebrugge disaster
  4. Dartford Crossing designated 'rural road'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Pollution levels around the Dartford Crossing have been excluded from government air quality assessments because it was classed as a "rural" road, the BBC has discovered. 

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    Video caption: Dartford Crossing designated "rural road"
  5. Are living room gigs the future of pop?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    When you think of watching live music, you probably don't expect to do it from the comfort of your own home.

    But as more and more small venues in London and the South East are closing down, is the future of music the living room gig?

    We've been to the village of Eccles in Kent to find out.

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    Video caption: Are living room gigs the future of pop?
  6. Spring is in the air

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    The weather takes a turn for the better over the next couple of days.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26.

    M25 Surrey - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of a broken down vehicle and a rolling road-block.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A2 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A2 Kent both ways severe accident, between Union Street and Magpie Hall Road.

    A2 Kent - A2 New Road in Chatham closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the Union Street junction and Luton Arches, because of an accident.

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

  9. 'Deception' claims over Labour cosmetics sale

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    A woman claims people were “misled” into thinking the sale of cosmetics, which funded a Labour councillor’s election campaign, were for charity.

    Karen Constantine - who is vying for a Ramsgate seat in Kent County Council - sold a selection of Lush products for £415.

    The items were donated by Lush to The Kindness Offensive charity on the condition they should not be resold.

    Some were shared with the charity Food for All, but these were passed on to the Ramsgate Labour Party and sold in a pub drive.

    Natalie Garrett
    Image caption: Natalie Garrett was working at the pub during the sale

    Ms Constantine’s Facebook page had made clear the money was destined for Labour coffers, but Natalie Garrett was working at the pub during the sale and said a board at the sale indicated the money would be going to charity.

    A former charity volunteer herself, she said she feels misled and added: "I asked her what she wanted written on the board and the word charity was clearly, absolutely there.

    "Some of my friends and even some of my family purchased some of the goodie bags, a couple of items. Again they feel the same, if they'd have known that it was for a political party, it just wouldn't have been supported.”

    Ms Constantine previously apologised for “not knowing the election funding laws regarding charities” and gave the money to local good causes, but declined to comment on the fresh claims.

  10. Concern over plans for huge theme park

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Traders and business on the Swanscombe Peninsula in north Kent are worried they could be forced to sell up if a huge theme park gets the go-ahead. 

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    Video caption: Concern over plans for huge theme park in north Kent
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, between J3 for M26 and J4 for A228 Leybourne.

    M20 Kent - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M20 coastbound between J3 M26 and J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J7 for A249 Maidstone.

    M20 Kent - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M20 coastbound at J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Tunbridge Wells' 20mph zone

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    The final sections of what will be Kent's largest 20mph zone will be completed this week before it's officially opened on Friday.

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    Video caption: 20mph

    The go-slow zone in Tunbridge Wells has cost more than £40,000 and covers 50 residential streets and two primary schools. 

  14. Zeebrugge disaster document found in skip

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    This document, asking for tenders for the scrap remains of around 100 cars from the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster, was found in a skip in Throwley near Faversham.    

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  15. Rise in attacks against ambulance crews

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Ambulance driving along road

    There's been a rise in the number of assaults recorded on South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) crews.

    In total there were 207 attacks logged last year, a 64% increase on the year before. 

    The majority of the incidents in the last year were alcohol-related but also involved people who were using recreational drugs and those suffering a mental health problem. 

    Last week MPs debated whether there should be a specific offence for assaulting doctors and nurses.  

    Ambulance trusts nationally are looking at whether to introduce body worn video cameras for the first time.

  16. England lose but Kent man excels

    Ben Watts

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Kent

    Kent's Daniel Bell-Drummond top scored with 51 as the England Lions lost the third one-dayer in their series against Sri Lanka A. 

    The 23-year-old, batting in an unfamiliar number three position, helped the tourists post 184 all out.

    But Sri Lanka comfortably chased that score to take a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

    Read the match report here .

    Daniel Bell-Drummond
  17. Spring is in the air

    Kate Kinsella

    Weather presenter

    It's a dry and mild outlook. But will it last? 

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    Video caption: Weather 1330