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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Thursday 13 April 2017

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  1. That's it for us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us - we'll be back on Tuesday from 06:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

    But stay in touch, you can reach us on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.  

  2. Who is Poly Styrene?

    A new film about South East X-Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene is in the works.

    Here are some facts you might not have known about her... 

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    Video caption: Who is Poly Styrene?
  3. Easter message from the Archbishop

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Terrorism, migration and sex abuse scandals in the Church of England.

    Rob Smith spoke to the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby ahead of his annual Easter message.

    Rob began by asking if it was possible to forgive Khalid Masood, who grew up in Kent and Sussex, and went onto kill five people in a terrorist attack in Westminster last month. 

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    Video caption: Easter message from the Archbishop of Canterbury
  4. Who's my mummy?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A 3,000-year-old mystery has been solved, thanks to a visit to Chiddingstone Castle by a group of experts.

    Now we know who the Castle's famous Egyptian coffin was made for.

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    Video caption: Chiddingstone Mummy named
  5. Lower Thames Crossing reaction

    Dan Maclaren

    BBC Live reporter

    Those for and against the preferred route for a new Lower Thames Crossing have been giving their reaction following its announcement by the government.

    It will create a new link between the A2 in Kent and the M25 in Essex in an attempt to reduce the burden on the busy Dartford Crossing. 

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    Video caption: The route for a lower Thames Crossing has been announced
  6. Film about films

    Gemma Arterton from Dartford has a new film which sees her in a production about a British film crew's attempts to lift spirits during World War Two. 

    "Their Finest" also stars Bill Nighy and it comes ahead of Gemma Arterton's starring role in a new film about the love affair between Vita Sackville West and Virginia Woolf in Kent.

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    Video caption: Gemma Arterton stars in a production about a British film crew during World War II
  7. Dry and Bright

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    The Easter weekend is looking mainly dry and bright. Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Nina Ridge
  8. Rise in obesity hospital admissions

    Dan Maclaren

    BBC Live reporter

    Is the NHS prejudiced against obese people? 

    One Sussex woman says she was forced to go private for life-saving weight-loss surgery.

    Last year obesity was a factor in more than 33,000 hospital admissions in Kent, Sussex and Sussex. 

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    Video caption: Medical experts have accused the NHS of prejudice against obese patients.
  9. Charge over stolen stickers

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A teenager's been charged with stealing £127.50's worth of football stickers from a shop in Maidstone.

    The 18-year-old appeared before magistrates in the town, charged with one count of theft.

    He was bailed to reappear on 28 April.

  10. Four new schools for Medway

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    More than 3,500 extra places will be created at four new free schools in Medway. 

    It comes following an announcement from central government revealing the latest round of successful applications for free schools, with 27 across the south east out of 131 in England.

    • The Maritime Academy - will accommodate nearly 2,000 pupils aged four to 19.

    • Medway Academy - a secondary school with places for 1,150 pupils.

    • Rochester Riverside Church of England Primary School - primary school with 420 places

    • The Beeches - for 35 excluded children.

    Medway Council must now consider viable locations and it has envisaged all four to be open between 2019 and 2021.

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    If so get in touch with the award-winning BBC South East investigations team. 

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    Video caption: South East Today investigates promo
  12. Emin's face for the nation

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    An artwork by Margate's Tracey Emin, a bronze death mask of her own face, has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery. The Kent artist helped to fund the purchase, so that it would remain in Britain and go on show to the public. 

    Tracey Emin
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    Video caption: Online adverts are offering homeless people a place to stay - in return for sex.
  14. Illegal waste mountain man is jailed

    A man responsible for a 40,000 tonne mountain of illegal waste near Sittingbourne is jailed for eight months.  

    In a prosecution brought by the Environment Agency, John Millen from Murston, near Sittingbourne pleaded guilty to dumping the waste at the Kent site without a permit

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    Video caption: A mountain of illegal waste totalling around 40 thousand tonnes - the man responsible is j
  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J5 for A20.

    M20 Kent - M20 exit slip road closed and slow traffic coastbound at J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of a fuel spillage.

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

  16. Nurse 'rightly sacked for religious fervour'

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A nurse was rightly dismissed for "imposing" her religious beliefs on patients, an employment tribunal has ruled.

    After 15 years of nursing Sister Sarah Kuteh was sacked for gross misconduct in August 2016 because of her "religious fervour" resembling a "Monty Python sketch". 

    The Kent nurse, with eight complaints against her, said the dismissal was "a hugely disproportionate punishment", adding, "how could it ever be harmful to tell someone about Jesus?".

    Sarah Kuteh

    But a tribunal in Ashford ruled her claim was "not well founded", there was no evidence her human rights had been breached and the trust's actions were fair.

    A cancer patient about to have major surgery complained after being told by Mrs Kuteh prayer would give him a better chance of survival.

  17. Getting cloudier

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    But it will still be nice and dry this afternoon.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather with Sara Thornton
  18. 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 - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of a broken down vehicle.

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