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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Friday 28 April 2017

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  1. Goodnight from the Local Live team

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for tonight, but we'll be back again at 06:00 BST tomorrow with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    If you'd like to get in touch in the meantime, you can reach us on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.   

  2. Teenage racing driver 'will race again'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The family of Billy Monger, the teenager who lost both legs in a motorsport crash, say he will race again.

    The 17-year-old from Charlwood suffered the injuries during the crash at Donnington Park 10 days ago.

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    Video caption: Family of injured teenager say he will race again
  3. Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be.....

    #PeoplesCup

    Images from the 2017 FA People's Cup

    ....there'll be just under a hundred teams taking part in the FA People's Cup finals this weekend hoping to book their trip to Wembley.

    Each of the winners in the 16 categories in the free five-a-side competition will win tickets to the FA Cup final on 27 May, where they will be presented with their trophies.

    You can catch up with what's been going on in the competition here - and you'll be able to follow live coverage from the finals in Birmingham on Sunday and Monday.

  4. Dozens of fridges dumped in beauty spot

    Is this the worst fly-tipping spot in the South East? 

    The police are working with Canterbury City Council to find out how a large pile of fridges, tyres and other rubbish were dumped on the banks of the River Stour.

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    Video caption: Fly-tipping blackspot in Canterbury
  5. Kent man finishes marathon

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man from Kent who has cerebral palsy has completed the London Marathon. 

    He's one of 40,000 people to finish the race this year.

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    Video caption: Kent man with cerebral palsy finishes London Marathon
  6. What will the weather be like this weekend?

    There's sunshine and rain this bank holiday weekend. Here's your forecast from Sarah Keith-Lucas.  

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    Video caption: South East weather
  7. Cricket: Kent crash in first one-day game

    Ben Watts

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Kent

    Kent's opening One Day Cup match ended in defeat as Hampshire chased down the required target of 259 with six wickets in hand at Canterbury.

    After the Spitfires posted 258 from their 50 overs, with Daniel Bell-Drummond and Darren Stevens hitting fifties, 69 from James Vince, an unbeaten century from Tom Alsop saw Hants home with 29 balls to spare.

    Tom Alsop, Hampshire CC
    Image caption: Tom Alsop led Hampshire to victory against Kent

    Read the full match report here.

    Next up for Kent is a trip to Somerset on Tuesday.

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    Video caption: Folkestone was struck by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake 10 years ago, on 28 April 2007.
  9. Company fined over care home death

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The former owners of a Kent care home where a worker was killed when she was crushed in a lift have been fined for health and safety breaches.

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    Video caption: Former care home owners fined over worker's death
  10. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M26 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M26 Kent eastbound severe congestion, at J2A for A20.

    M26 Kent - Very slow traffic and heavier than usual traffic on M26 eastbound at J2a A20.

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

  11. 'Noxious substance' sprayed on woman

    Burglar
    Image caption: Police have released a CCTV image of the attacker

    A woman had a "noxious substance" sprayed in her face after being woken by a burglar, police said.

    The attack happened at 07:00 BST on Thursday in the Wincheap area of Canterbury.

    The woman, who is in her 50s, told officers a man broke into her home while she was sleeping and demanded money. 

    When she shouted at him he sprayed a "noxious substance" in her face.

    She was then trapped in her room until he left. 

    The female victim was taken to hospital and treated for minor facial injuries, police said. 

  12. Folkestone quake remembered 10 years on

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    It's exactly 10 years since Folkestone was struck by an earthquake.

    It was so strong that it was felt as far away as Norwich, in Norfolk.

    Lots of buildings were declared too unsafe for residents to live in after chimney stacks, tiles and brickwork came crashing down on to the pavements and roads outside.

    The total cost of the damage was estimated at £15m. 

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    Video caption: Folkestone was struck by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake 10 years ago, on 28 April 2007.
  13. Welcome to Kent, Joey

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    There are two new arrivals for the Wildwood Trust near Canterury.

    Reindeer Holly gave birth to a calf on 20 April, while at the end of march a tiny head was spotted poking from a female wallaby's pouch.

    reindeer calf at Wildwood
    Baby wallaby and mother
  14. 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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    Video caption: South East Today investigates promo
  15. Conservative MP's aide denies rape

    An aide for the Conservative MP Craig Mackinley has denied raping a woman at the Palace of Westminster last October. 

    Samuel Armstrong, who is 23 and from Danbury in Essex, has been suspended as chief of staff to the South Thanet MP. 

    He appeared at Southwark Crown Court this morning - his trial has been set for December.

  16. 'An earthquake in Kent!'

    Alex Bish

    Investigative journalist, BBC South East

    I was the only journalist on shift at BBC Radio Kent when the Folkestone earthquake struck early Saturday morning, 10 years ago today.

    I knew something very serious had happened when suddenly all of the phone lines started ringing at the same time. Then a call came into a studio where a member of the public said they had felt shaking in East Kent.

    I had the most frightening ten minutes of my career as I repeatedly tried to get through to Kent Police. It was sheer hell for a few minutes. I knew I had another news bulletin in a matter of minutes, and I needed to inform the public and to reassure them. Eventually I got the conformation that it was an earthquake! 

    You could hear the incredulity in my voice when I first read out the words "an earthquake in Kent" on the radio.

  17. Folkestone resident recalls the day she was shaken from her bed

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    Folkestone made headlines around the world when, on this day 10 years ago, it was struck by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake.

    Residents were shaken from their beds at 08:19 BST.

    The quake was the largest to hit Britain since one in the West Midlands five years earlier.  

    Folkestone earthquake aftermath

    Kay McLoughlin remembers the day well.

    "You could hear rattling and things coming off the roof, and you just didn't have a clue what was going on... there were car alarms going off everywhere," she said. 

    Do you remember the earthquake? Were you there and what are your memories?

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