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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Thursday 4 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale and Claire Cottingham

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

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

    Need to get hold of us in the meantime? You can find us on Twitter, on Facebook or send us an email.

    Enjoy the rest of your evening

  2. Kent under pressure to secure long term security

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    The Heart of Kent Hospice needs to raise £600,000 in order to ensure its long term financial stability, according to managers. 

    The hospice has gone from being rated as requiring "improvement" - to outstanding in less than a year, but had to make a number of staff redundant as part of the plan. 

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    Video caption: The Heart of Kent Hospice in kent
  3. Meet Charlie, the seven-year-old cancer survivor

    Peter Whittlesea

    BBC South East Today reporter

    When Charlie Hewson from Lindfield, was just a baby his parents noticed a swelling on his left leg. 

    It turned out to be a rare form of cancer - and ultimately he had to have it amputated. But that hasn't stopped him from doing anything - especially playing football. 

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    Video caption: Charlie Hewson who has a Charlton badge on leg
  4. 'It's going to be an amazing, amazing experience'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    After bursting onto the world athletics scene as a surprise call up to Team GB at the 2012 London games at just 18, Dartford Sprinter Adam Gemili says he's now aiming to compete at the world championships in London. 

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    Video caption: Gemili on World Championships
  5. Cloudy and dry weekend ahead

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    The weather hasn't given us much to smile about this week, lots of cloud and feeling cool out there. Here's my forecast. 

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    Video caption: Rachel Mackley pm weather
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    Severe accident: A26 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A26 Kent both ways severe accident, between B2176 Bidborough Ridge and Harland Way.

    A26 Kent - A26 London Road in Bidborough closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the B2176 Bidborough Ridge junction and the Harland Way junction, because of an accident.

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

  7. 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
  8. What's it like to race Usain Bolt?

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Dartford Sprinter Adam Gemili has been taking your questions and discussing the 2017 World Athletics Championships, to be held in London in August. 

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  9. Fire services recruits for 'first time in 10 years'


    Kent Fire and Rescue

    For the first time in a decade a recruitment drive has been launched to find new full-time firefighters for Kent. Applicants will be able to submit their applications for the 20-25 new roles at Kent Fire and Rescue Service when the job window opens on Monday morning. 

    Read the KentOnline story here.

  10. More grotty weather on the way

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Cloudy and drizzly again this afternoon, and same again tomorrow.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  11. Pensioner dies after being runover by his own car


    The victim became trapped as he tried to bump-start his red Fiat Doblo on a dirt track near his Maidstone home on Sunday afternoon. Read the KentOnline story here.

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    Image caption: The accident happened in Bower Street
  12. Belgium and Lyon now being targeted by migrants

    Alex Bish

    Investigative journalist, BBC South East

    After the demolition of the so-called Calais Jungle, the Freight Transport Associaton told me they're concerned about an apparent rise in stowaways trying to board trucks as far away as the south of France.  

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    Video caption: FTA is concerned at migrants boarding trucks in Belgium.
  13. Duke of Edinburgh to stop public engagements

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    It's been announced His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. 

    The 95-year-old last visited the South East in October.

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    Video caption: Brighton i360 gets royal visitor
  14. #ICYMI: ‘Wheelchair rugby changed my life’

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

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


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    Video caption: Young man says wheelchair rugby changed his life.
  15. Calais exhibition opens

    Ian Palmer

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A new exhibition highlighting the Calais Jungle has opened at the UK's first museum dedicated to migration. 

    Migrants have camped in Calais for years with hope of securing a better life in the UK. 

    In recent times tens of thousands of migrants and refugees have flocked to the French port - hoping to embark on an often perilous journey to Kent, using whatever means possible.  

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    Video caption: Calais exhibition
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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J1A for A206 and J31 for A1306.

    M25 Kent - Queuing traffic on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A206 (Erith) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  17. Meet the seven-year-old avid Addick with a Charlton-themed prosthetic leg

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Charlie Hewson, a Charlton Athletic season ticket holder from Lindfield, loves the club so much he has Charlton’s colours painted on his new leg.    

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    Video caption: Meet seven-year-old Charlie, an avid Addick with a Charlton-themed prosthetic leg