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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Tuesday 23 May 2017

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  1. Goodnight from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 BST, with local news, sport, weather and travel, taking you all the way through to 22:00 BST.

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

  2. BreakingBREAKING: UK terror threat has been raised to 'critical'

    Theresa May has said the UK terror threat has been raised to "critical" and soldiers will be deployed alongside police at key locations.

  3. Debut director supports terror victims

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A young Brighton film director, whose debut work is being premiered as part of the Brighton Festival, has decided to donate tonight's profits to the Manchester appeal.

    Elliot Hasler's film, Charlie's Letters, is based on his great-grandfather's experiences in Italy during the Second World War.

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  4. Stars and audience pay tribute to Manchester victims

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A performance of the Addams Family at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre included a tribute to those who died at the Manchester Arena bombing.

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  5. 'It's not a real understanding of how it affects people'

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    It can cause cancer, blindness and disfigurement, and affects one in 3,000 children.

    But one young woman contacted me directly, to ask why so few people have heard of Neurofibromatosis.

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    Video caption: Raising awareness of neurofibromatosis
  6. A hot week ahead

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    As the week goes on, temperatures are still rising.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  7. 'We grabbed each other and ran'

    Ryan Denyer, from Brighton, has told the BBC how he was within metres of the bomb exploding at the Manchester Arena.

    Ryan Denyer
    Quote Message: The concert had just finished and we were following the crowds out to the foyer through a walkway to get access to the car park when the bomb exploded.
    Quote Message: A few feet in front of us the wall had burst open and we could feel the heat and see the smoke and fire. We just grabbed each other and ran for the doors, people were screaming and getting trampled on. The police were on the scenes within seconds and got everybody away from the area.
    Quote Message: Outside there were still members of the public trying to sell us t-shirts and I don't think they knew what was going on. Some people were saying it was balloons, fireworks or a bomb - everyone was saying something different." from Ryan Denyer
    Ryan Denyer
  8. Kent Police react to Manchester attacks

    A statement has been released by Kent Police regards the terrorist attack in Manchester.

    Quote Message: Kent Police’s sympathies are with those affected by the events which took place in Manchester on the evening of 22 May 2017.
    Quote Message: There is no current information to suggest there is a direct threat to Kent and we remain in regular contact with the Home Office to assess the country’s threat levels.
    Quote Message: Kent Police asks that people continue to enjoy our county and stay alert, not alarmed." from Kent Police statment
    Kent Police statment
  9. Manchester attacks: The county reacts

    The county has been reacting to the news that 22 people have died following a suicide bomb in Manchester Arena.

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    Tracey Crouch,Conservative Candidate for Chatham & Aylesford and Sports Minister.

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    Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Chatham & Aylesford Vince Maple.

    Craig Mackinlay, Conservative candidate for South Thanet.

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    Greg Clark, Conservative candidate for Tunbridge Wells.

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    South East MEP and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

  10. Rochester Cathedral sets up 'prayer point' for Manchester attack

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Rochester Cathedral has set up a "prayer point" for people wanting to pay special respects to the victims of the Manchester attack.

    The area is surrounded by candles and while no set vigil is being held, the victims are being remembered during prayers in all of the day's usual services.

    Rochester Cathedral
  11. Police move to reassure the public

    Colin Campbell

    BBC South East Special Correspondent

    Police patrols are being stepped up across the South East in the wake of the Manchester attack.

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    Video caption: Extra police patrol in the wake of the Manchester attack
  12. BreakingRMT suspend strikes after terror attack

    The RMT union has suspended the 24-hour strike scheduled for Tuesday 30 May on Southern Rail following the attack in Manchester.

    Twenty-two people died when a suicide bomber targeted a pop concert at Manchester Arena.

    BBC
    Quote Message: In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety and security alerts on our transport services, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to suspend the 24 hours of strike action scheduled for Tuesday 30th May on Merseyrail, Northern Rail and Southern Rail." from Mick Cash RMT General Secretary
    Mick CashRMT General Secretary
  13. 'Dark evil cannot overcome it'

    The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has reacted to the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people.

    A lone attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday, in what PM Theresa May called an "appalling, sickening" terrorist act.

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  14. Manchester attack: Vigil to be held in Chatham

    Kent Messenger

    A vigil will be held in Chatham town centre tonight remember those who have lost their lives in the Manchester terrorist attack, the Kent Messenger reports.

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