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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Wednesday 26 April 2017

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  2. Step back in time

    Steps are back and are performing at the Brighton Centre in November.

    Here are five, six, seven, eight things you (probably) don’t know about the band.

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    Video caption: Here are 5, 6, 7, 8 things you (probably) don’t know about the band.
  3. BreakingHawkins through to World semis

    Kent's Barry Hawkins is into the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championships.

    Here's a reminder of his top five tips.

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  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, before J3 for M20.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise before J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. The chilly weather continues

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    A frosty start in some places, turning rainy later. Here's my forecast for Thursday.

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    Video caption: BBC Radio 1 apologises after Hollywood star uses offensive slur on air
  7. Radio 1 says sorry after actor uses offensive slur

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw apologised to listeners this morning after Hollywood star Orlando Bloom used an offensive word on his breakfast programme.

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  8. Have you got a story that needs to be investigated?

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

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  9. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

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    Kent Online: Family of Louise Kerton prepare for 16th anniversary of her disappearance

    Kent News: Bluewater is expanding - but what about Gravesend and Dartford’s town centres?

    Kent Live: Police appeal for witnesses after a pensioner is punched in the face in Otford

  10. BreakingMP expenses file passed to lawyers

    Tanya Gupta

    Craig Mackinlay

    Police investigating the 2015 General Election expenses of Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay have sent a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the BBC has been told.

    A CPS source confirmed Kent Police had sent the file to lawyers following an investigation.

    Mr Mackinlay beat Nigel Farage in the South Thanet seat two years ago.

    The CPS will decide whether any charges should be brought against either Mr Mackinlay or his agent.

    Mr Mackinlay has said he plans to stand again in the seat in this year's general election.

  11. Former officer jailed over indecent images

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Former Kent Police inspector Tim Ryton has been jailed for nine years, for making and distributing indecent images of children.

    The judge described him as "deeply disturbed, calculating and wicked" and said it was one of the worst cases he'd seen.

    The force is defending its procedures.

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    Video caption: Officer jailed for downloading images
  12. Hot water bottles for one more night

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    Another freezing night, then temperatures start to improve.

    Here's my forecast.

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  13. Cookham Wood prison teen death was from natural causes

    Daniel Adewole

    A teenage boy who was found unresponsive in his prison cell died of natural causes, a coroner has concluded.

    Daniel Adewole, who was 16, suffered a sudden unexpected death in epilepsy at Cookham Wood jail in Kent in 2015.

    The inquest in Maidstone heard that despite repeated attempts to rouse him by kicking his locked door, officers did not enter the cell for 38 minutes.

    Senior coroner Patricia Harding said she was not satisfied that Daniel's death could have been prevented had his cell been entered earlier.

    Giving her conclusion, she said the events were of "significant concern", but she said she had received information from the prison estate that changes had been made to prevent another such tragedy occurring. 

  14. BreakingMan guilty of driving into traffic warden

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

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    A teenager has been convicted of dangerous driving after bodycam footage was released of a traffic warden being mown down by a motorist.

    Cameras captured the moment David Drury asked the driver to move his car from zigzag lines next to a pedestrian crossing on the Isle of Sheppey.

    As a parking ticket was being printed, the driver accelerated towards him and knocked him over, before driving off. It was captured on a body worn camera.

    Mr Drury suffered neck and shoulder injuries.

    Michael Johnson, 18, of Shannon Place, Warden Road, Sheerness, has been convicted of dangerous driving after a trial at Maidstone Crown Court. He'll be sentenced at a later date.

  15. BreakingFormer police inspector jailed making indecent images of children

    Bryony MacKenzie

    Correspondent, BBC South East Today

    A former police inspector who admitted making and distributing indecent images and videos of children has been jailed for nine years.

    Timothy Ryton, who worked for the Kent force, appeared at Lewes Crown Court today.

    The officer pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing indecent images of children, two of taking indecent videos, two of distribution, and two of voyeurism unrelated to a child at a previous hearing.

    The judge described Ryton, a police officer of 27 years and who served in Iraq, as 'deeply disturbed, calculating and wicked'.  

  16. Football: It's down to the last day of the season for the Gills

    Ben Watts

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Kent

    Gillingham’s League One status is in the balance after a win for Port Vale last night leaves them one point behind the Gills with one to play.

    Chris Eagles' 85th minute strike for Vale at Walsall last night has given 21st placed Vale hope of escape, with one relegation spot still to be decided.

    Gillingham’s final match is away at Northampton Town, now managed by former Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh, with Port Vale away at promotion-chasers Fleetwood.

    Thanks to Gillingham's superior goal difference, one point won’t be enough for Port Vale to stay up. If Vale win, Gillingham must win too. Any result for Vale other than a win and the Gills are safe.

    BBC Radio Kent will be live from Sixfields at 11:00 BST on 30 April, ahead of the midday kick-off.