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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 5 April 2017

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for today, we'll be back tomorrow morning from 06:00 BST with all of the news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    If you'd like to contact us in the meanwhile, you can find us on  Twitter , on  Facebook  or send us an  email

    Thanks for joining us!

  2. Three arrested after toddler mauled by dog

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Three people have been arrested after a toddler was mauled and bitten by a pit-bull type dog. 

    The little girl, who's thought to be around 18 months old, is in hospital with very serious injuries after being attacked in Chatham yesterday afternoon.

    The dog was shot dead by police. 

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    Video caption: chatham dog attack eye witness
  3. School transport budget cut

    Medway Council is to cut its budget for providing transport to school for children with special educational needs. 

    It'll mean children younger than five will miss out on funding. 

    It follows Kent County Council's decision to also cut its budget.

  4. Distraction burglary warning

    You're being reminded by Kent Police to keep your doors and windows secure during the sunny weather. 

    It follows a distraction burglary in Ramsgate, on 30 March. 

    A woman in her 80s reported that she answered the front door to a woman who was asking if gardening work was available. 

    Shortly after, the victim realised her handbag containing cash, bank card and other personal items, was missing from inside the house.

    The woman was described as being white, aged between 40 to 50 years old, with a spotty complexion. 

    Officers would also like to identify a man who was reported to be in the area at the time, described as a white man, aged between 30 and 40 years old, of a medium build and with dark hair.   

  5. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

    Printing press

    Kent Online : Thieves go on wrecking spree at cats charity HQ

    Kent News : Petition urging government not to slash rail services from Kent to central London reaches 16,000 signatures

    Kent and Sussex Courier : Kent will be hotter than Greece this weekend

  6. Will this week's mixed weather improve?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    We've got a dry, bright few days ahead.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Evening weather forecast with Rachel Mackley
  7. Tributes to Westminster attack victims

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Commemorations have taken place to remember the victims of the Westminster attack two weeks ago - including a minute's silence at Charlton Athletic.

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    Video caption: Tributes to murdered policeman
  8. #ICYMI: Southern row: 'The concessions aren't significant enough'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The train drivers' union Aslef says it's no surprise members rejected Southern's latest offer to resolve the dispute over driver-only operation.

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    Video caption: Assistant General Secretary of Aslef, Simon Weller (we have to negotiate)
  9. Secret plan to blow up Channel Tunnel revealed

    The UK Government considered plans to blow up the Channel Tunnel using a nuclear bomb during the Cold War.  

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    Video caption: Secret Government plans to blow up the Channel Tunnel are unveiled
  10. ICYMI: Air ambulance to stay put

    The future of the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance is secure. 

    Air ambulance

    Fears were raised when it was announced that development at Redhill Aerodrome could mean it would have to move - but today it's been announced that a new 25 year lease has been signed for the operation to remain at the aerodrome.       

  11. Dog attack: Call to police minutes before attack

    Kent Police has confirmed that the force received a call from a member of the public minutes before a toddler was attacked by a dog in Chatham. 

    A Kent Police spokesman said: "Kent Police received a call at 17:10 BST on Tuesday 4 April 2017 regarding a dog which was pulling its handler around in a park in Jenkins Dale, Chatham. 

    "The caller stated the dog was on a lead.

    "There was no information during this call that the dog was behaving aggressively or was of a dangerous breed as described under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

    "Local patrols were tasked following this call and, as attendance was being arranged, the report of a child being injured was received."

  12. It's been a sunny morning...

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    But make the most of it. 

    Here's my lunch-time weather forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunch-time weather forecast with Kate Kinsella
  13. BreakingThird person arrested after Chatham dog attack

    A third person has been arrested after a young girl was bitten by a dog in Chatham yesterday.

    The woman from Chatham is being held along with a man and a teenager, both from the town, who were arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act after yesterday's incident. 

    The toddler remains in a hospital with serious injuries, but police say these are no longer described as life threatening.   

  14. CCTV released in fly-tipping investigation

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: Flytipping CCTV released in Canterbury

    Council officials investigating fly-tipping on the site of a disused pub have released CCTV of men they want to speak to.

    Tonnes of rubbish has been dumped at the Share and Coulter site in Owls Hatch Road, Greenhill.

    Even though the land is privately owned, Canterbury City Council has spent thousands of pounds clearing the site over the past year because of the impact it was having on nearby residents.

    Anyone with information is asked to call 01227 655027 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

  15. Dog attack: 'I heard two loud bangs'

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Mike Tanner's house overlooks the scene of the incident.

    He told me what he saw.

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    Video caption: Neighbour of dog attack in Chatham
  16. Chatham dog attack: 'We need towels, she's losing a lot of blood'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    This woman witnessed the aftermath of the dog attack in Chatham.

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    Video caption: Eyewitness describes dog attack in Medway