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  1. That's all from us

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back at 06:00 GMT tomorrow with all the news, sport, weather and travel for the county.

    Is there something you'd like to tell us about? We'd love to hear from you.

    You can get in touch on   Twitter  , on   Facebook   or by sending us an   email   .

  2. Campaigners fears over possible hospital downgrade

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Campaigners in East Kent say they fear services could be moved from the Kent and Canterbury hospital.

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    Video caption: Campaigners fears over possible hospital downgrade
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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. DJ Dave Cash motorway junction petition launched

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Fans of the veteran BBC radio presenter Dave Cash, who died last year at the age of 74, have begun a petition to have a Kent roundabout named after him.

    The former Radio One and BBC Radio Kent DJ lived in Hollingbourne - near the roundabout at junction eight on the M20 - and often mentioned it during travel bulletins. 

    Listeners want to remember him by naming the junction Dave Cash Corner. The petition will be presented to the Maidstone MP Helen Grant.  

    Full story here

    Dave Cash
  5. ICYMI: Hawkins' top tips to becoming a snooker pro

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: Top tips Hawkins

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

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

  6. Kent's largest 20mph zone: Factfile

    A 20mph zone in Tunbridge Wells launches tomorrow. So what do we know about it?

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    Video caption: Biggest 20mph zone in Kent
  7. Your summer photos in March

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    It's been a glorious day across the South East. Temperatures peaked at a balmy 17 degrees in Dover. And you've been sending us your summery March photos.

    Remember you can get in touch on   Twitter  , on   Facebook   or by sending us an   email   .  

    Meopham
    Image caption: Blueskybob – Meopham
    Hove
    Image caption: Alicecantcook - Hove
    Gillingham
    Image caption: John D - Gillingham
    Hailsham
    Image caption: GeoffG - Hailsham
  8. What has Friday's weather got in store?

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    Friday's looking cloudy to start but brighter later.

    Here's your forecast.

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    Video caption: Thursday evening weather forecast
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    Severe disruption: A21 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A21 Kent westbound severe disruption, between A225 and A25 Westerham Road Westerham.

    A21 Kent - One lane closed on A21 Sevenoaks By-Pass westbound between Hildenborough and Westerham, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Migrants return to Calais despite camp closure

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    There are reports hundreds of migrants are returning to Calais despite the destruction of a refugee camp there last year.

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    Video caption: Migrants return to Calais despite camp closure
  11. Man charged over murder on driveway 16 years ago

    Plains Farm Close, Colchester

    This is Plains Farm Close in Colchester where officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate carried out a raid early yesterday morning at the home of David Carvel. 

    He's been charged with conspiracy to murder Leonard Naylor (pictured below) along with three other men.

    Mr Naylor died at the age of 46 after being shot multiple times on the driveway of his home in Gravesend in Kent on Wednesday, 18 April, 2001.

    Mr Naylor had been a London taxi driver, but was described as an "unemployed businessman" at the time of his death.

    Mr Carvel and two others are due before magistrates in Kent later. The fourth man is next due in court in Maidstone in April.

    Leonard Naylor
  12. This afternoon's newspaper headlines

    Newspaper press

    Kent Online : Inquest opens into wrong way M20 crash death near Leybourne

    Kent News:  Human remains found in reservoir confirmed as 1997 murder victim Sandie Bowen

    Kent Live:  A man in his 90s had to be rescued during a house fire

  13. Human remains identified as murdered Kent woman

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Human remains found in Wales have been confirmed as those of 53-year-old Sandie Bowen, originally from Folkestone, who was murdered 20 years ago.

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    Video caption: Human remains confirmed to be murdered Kent woman.
  14. Keeping hens healthy

    Yvette Austin

    BBC Environment Correspondent

    There's new hope for the South East's poultry farmers in the battle against avian flu.

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    Video caption: Vaccine developed for new strain of avian flu
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    Severe disruption: A249 Kent southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A249 Kent southbound severe disruption, between B2231 Lower Road and Sheppey Way.

    A249 Kent - A249 Sheppey Way in Queenborough partially blocked and heavy traffic southbound between Leysdown Turn Off and the Sheppey Way junction, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  16. Your thoughts: Kent's largest 20mph zone

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    You've been sharing your thoughts on the new 20mph zone in Tunbridge Wells.

    It's being launched tomorrow and will take in a total of 50 roads.

    Facebook comment
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    You can join the conversation on  Twitter , Facebook  or by sending us an  email

  17. Police issue warning to dog owners

    Charlie Rose

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    Kent Police have issued a warning to dog owners to keep their pets under control in the run up to the lambing season, after sheep were attacked at a farm in Sandwich Bay.

    Farmers in Sussex are suffering a higher number of sheep deaths caused by dogs than anywhere else in Britain.

    The National Farmers Union says the cost of sheep-worrying claims in the South East rose by 80% last year.   

  18. Spring has sprung

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    Even though tomorrow and the weekend will be cooler than today, it looks like the weather's taking a turn for the better.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Georgina Burnett