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  1. Updates on Tuesday 2 May 2017
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  1. That's it for now

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today - we'll be back at 06:00 BST. 

    If there's something you'd like to tell us about you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.   

  2. The Hawk's top snooker tips

    He may have got knocked out of the snooker World Championships at the semi-final stage, but he's still pretty good. 

    I went to meet Ditton's Barry Hawkins and asked him what advice he would give to budding snooker players.

    Here are his top five tips.

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    Video caption: Top tips Hawkins
  3. Can we look forward to sunshine tomorrow?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Sorry to get your hopes up, but I'm afraid not.

    Here's my forecast for Wednesday. 

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    Video caption: Weather 1830
  4. ‘Wheelchair rugby changed my life’

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Ben, who has cerebral palsy, says Wheelchair Rugby League changed his life. #thisisme

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    Video caption: Young man says wheelchair rugby changed his life.
  5. Council Twitter account hacked

    Medway Council has confirmed that its Twitter account was hacked tonight.

    In the last hour a tweet was posted saying the account had been taken over by the 'citizens of Medway'.

    A series of tweets followed. One said: "First policy - free council tax for all" while another read "Second policy - park where you want. No more tickets."

    The tweets were deleted a short time ago. 

    Tweets after Medway Council's Twitter account was hacked

    Celia Glynn-Williams, head of communications at Medway Council, said: "We took action to secure the account as quickly as possible.

    "We are sorry for any offence caused by the messages that were tweeted. We take the security of our account very seriously and are looking into how this happened.”

  6. Man injured during reported robbery in Maidstone

    Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted during a reported robbery in the centre of Maidstone.

    The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday 30 April, 2017, and the man received treatment for injuries to his face. 

    It is reported the victim had been in the Gabriel’s Hill area of town at around 03:00 BST, when he was approached by three men.

    The suspects are alleged to have followed him down an alleyway, where they then punched and kicked him in the face.Following the assault the victim reported his wallet was missing.  

  7. Armed police arrested six people

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    This was the scene when armed police raided a home in Margate earlier.

    Three people were arrested on suspicion of drug offences at the home in King Street.

    Another three were apprehended later in the day.

    the scene when armed police raided a home in Margate
  8. Lib Dem leader visits Sussex on campaign trail

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Lewes is one of the seats Tim Farron's party hopes to win back in the general election.

    Kelly Marie-Blundell will contest the seat currently held by Conservative Maria Caulfield. 

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    Video caption: Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has been on the campaign trail in Lewes
  9. Woman arrested after car theft

    A 45-year-old woman has been arrested after a grey Citroen C4 was stolen from Gillingham while parked in the High Street on Sunday 23 April 2017. 

    Inside the car was a medal awarded for running the London Marathon and a child's toys. The medal was located in the garden of a nearby home and has been returned to the owner.

    The woman was released from custody pending further enquiries. The car was recovered in Boundary Road, Chatham on 27 April.

    Kent Police
  10. Trying to catch a glimpse of a nightingale

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    It's one of our most celebrated songbirds, but it's under threat of extinction.

    David Sillito spent a night in a wood in Ashford to try and catch a glimpse of the endangered nightingale.

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    Video caption: Nightingales in Ashford
  11. Man trapped after 'bumpstarting' car

    A man has been taken to hospital with "serious injuries" after he tried to bumpstart his car but became trapped.

    Kent Police said the accident happened in Bower Road, Maidstone, at 14:20 BST on Sunday when a driver attempted to start his car but it picked up speed and rolled down the road.

    He then became trapped between his car's door and a stationary vehicle.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J3 for M20 and J4 for A21.

    M25 Kent - Queuing traffic and one lane blocked on M25 clockwise between J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange) and J4, A21 (Orpington), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  13. Armed raid on Margate home

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Armed police officers raided a home and arrested three people on suspicion of drug offences.

    Kent Police attended a property in King Street, Margate, earlier.

    One man and two women were arrested at the scene, and after a search of the local area a further three people were arrested.

    A spokesman said the armed units were present "as a precaution".

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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M2 Kent - 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

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    Video caption: Young man says wheelchair rugby changed his life.

    Young man says wheelchair rugby changed his life.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J3 for M20 and J4 for A21.

    M25 Kent - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange) and J4, A21 (Orpington), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  17. BBC South East Today lunchtime headlines

    BBC South East Today

    Here are the lunchtime headlines from BBC South East Today:

    • Southern Rail would be stripped of its franchise and re-nationalised if the Liberal Democrats were to have their way, according to the party's leader Tim Farron on a visit to Lewes.
    • A hospice in Brighton which supports people with HIV has been saved from closure thanks to donations from the public.
    • The number of nightingales has fallen by 90% over the last 50 years and Kent is said to be one of their last strongholds. 
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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M2 Kent - One lane closed on M2 London-bound between J6, A251 (Faversham) and J5, A249 (Sittingbourne), because of an overturned vehicle. Matrix sign set to 50 mph.

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