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  2. Live updates on Monday 3 April 2017

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back tomorrow morning from 06:00 BST with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    If you'd like to get in touch with us in the meantime, you can find us on  Twitter , on  Facebook , or send us an  email .

    Thanks for joining us, and enjoy the rest of your evening.

  2. Police warning after series of burglaries

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    It might seem simple advice but following a series of burglaries in Tonbridge you're being reminded to lock your doors.

    Police say several items have been reported stolen, including electrical devices, power tools and bicycles. 

    Officers say in some cases burglars have got in through unlocked back doors.

  3. Kit removed from ambulances over weight concerns

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The South East Coast Ambulance Service is being forced to remove equipment from some of its ambulances, and limit the number of people who can travel in them. 

    It's because the vehicles are getting too heavy to be safe on the road. 

    Forty five out of a fleet of 300 will only be allowed to transport a maximum of two crew members and a patient and 18 of those ambulances have had kit removed.

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    Video caption: Ambulance service forced to remove equipment from vehicles
  4. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

    Printing press

    Kent Online : Maidstone landlord Fergus Wilson involves police after online abuse for banning 'coloureds'

    Kent News : West Malling mum with rare incurable lung disease inspires husband’s colleagues to run London Marathon for charity

    Kent and Sussex Courier : A woman has been stabbed in Tunbridge Wells town centre

  5. Brollies at the ready

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There's some rain on the way tomorrow morning.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: This evening's weather forecast for the South East
  6. Roof removed in crash rescue

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman's been cut free from her car after a crash in Ramsgate.

    About 10 firefighters were called to Tothill Street in Minster at 07:25 BST. 

    They had to remove the car's roof to rescue the woman.

    No other vehicles were involved. 

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J5 for A249 Sittingbourne and J6 for A251.

    M2 Kent - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M2 coastbound between J5, A249 (Sittingbourne) and J6, A251 (Faversham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Enterprise zone could bring 9,000 jobs

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Kent's second enterprise zone has been launched with the hope of bringing up to 9,000 jobs to the county over the next 10 years. 

    The North Kent Enterprise zone includes Ebbsfleet Garden City, Kent Medical Campus near Maidstone and Rochester Airport Technology Park. 

    The government will support business rates discounts of up to £55,000 for up to five years for firms that relocate to the park before 2022. 

    The Discovery Park in Sandwich is the other zone in Kent.

  9. Boiling water torturers sentenced to life

    A pair of burglars who broke into a house poured boiling water over the couple that lived there have both been given life sentences.

    John and Janis Buswell were tied up and tortured during a two-hour ordeal in Halstead, near Sevenoaks, last April. Both suffered life changing injuries. 

    Daniel Wallace, 33, and Kacey Adams, 34, were told they would serve a minimum of seven and a half years each. A third man, Drew Morris, 27, was jailed for four years and three months.

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    Video caption: Kent police react to the sentencing of two men who tortured an elderly couple
  10. Southern vote: Company response

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Southern's parent company, Govia Thameslink Railway, said the result was "hugely disappointing" as the agreement had "the full support and recommendation" of Aslef leaders.  

    Quote Message: We have shown a willingness and desire to find a solution to their dispute and we will now, once again, sit down with the union, understand the issues which led to this regrettable decision by the drivers and try and find a way forward to resolving it." from Andy Bindon Govia Thameslink Railway
    Andy BindonGovia Thameslink Railway
  11. BreakingSouthern vote: Latest deal rejected

    Members of train drivers' union Aslef have rejected a deal with Southern rail over driver-only operated trains.

    Quote Message: We understand and support the decision arrived at in a democratic vote by our drivers and will now seek new talks with the company and work to deliver a resolution to this dispute in line with the expectations of our members." from Mick Whelan General Secretary, Aslef
    Mick WhelanGeneral Secretary, Aslef
  12. Feeling mild but some rain to come

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    Here's your latest weather forecast.

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    Video caption: This afternoon's weather for the South East
  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A229 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A229 Kent both ways severe accident, around Fishers Road.

    A229 Kent - A229 Station Road in Staplehurst blocked and queuing traffic in both directions around the Fishers Road junction, because of an accident involving car and a motorbike.

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

  14. Motorbike rider Mick Whalley dies in Donington Park crash

    Mick Whalley

    A motorbike rider died following a crash in a race at Donington Park.

    Mick Whalley from Sheppey, Kent, was taking part in a support race to this weekend's round of the MCE British Superbike Championship when he crashed on Saturday.

    He was transferred to hospital in Nottingham, where he later died of his injuries.

    A statement issued by event organiser MSVR and Donington Park said the accident involved several motorbikes.

    Read more here .

  15. Rail users' misery turned into musical satire

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Show logo

    The trials and tribulations of being a commuter on Southern Rail has been turned into a satirical stage show. 

    Southern Fail - The Musical has been created using parts of The Treason Show, a comedy sketch series running in Brighton for 17 years. 

    Director and producer Mark Brailsford said he hoped the musical would hold a mirror up to the rail operator, forcing it to reflect on its conduct. 

    Quote Message: Satire doesn't really change the world, but it can add its little ten pence. It channels people's anger and shines a mirror up to the issue." from Mark Brailsford Director and producer
    Mark BrailsfordDirector and producer

    It centres around two commuters, from different backgrounds, who become friends and team up to stand up to the firm. 

    The show is on 10 June at Shoreham Ropetackle and 24 June at Brighton's Sallis Benney Theatre. A crowdfunding page has been set up to take the show to other venues further along the rail line and into London. 

  16. Southern Rail: Ballot result due in Aslef members' dispute

    Southern logo

    Results of a ballot on a deal aimed at ending a dispute between train drivers and rail operator Southern Railway are due to be announced later.

    The deal centres on the firm's dispute with workers over a plan to introduce driver-only operated (DOO) trains.

    Drivers' union Aslef members voted on a second deal after members rejected initial proposals in February.

    The firm remains in a year-long dispute on the issue with the RMT union, which represents guards on Southern trains.

    More here .

  17. This morning's Kent newspaper headlines


    Kent Online : Bomb disposal squad called to Dux Court Road, High Halstow

    Kent News : 9,000 jobs up for grabs as North Kent Enterprise Zone goes live to boost business across county

    Kent and Sussex Courier : The A21 will be shut in both directions between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells