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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 31 May

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. Take a trip on a model railway...

    There is a reason behind it - honest.

    We've used a GoPro to film a model railway as we take a look at more than a year of issues on Southern Rail - and hear from commuters.

    It's part of our series looking at issues in the South East leading up to the general election. #SEVote

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    Video caption: Take a ride on a model railway as we take a look at a year of issues on Southern rail
  3. Missing: Have you seen Robert?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are concerned about a teenager missing from Gravesend.

    Robert Barton-Hanson, who's 16, hasn't been seen since 27 May, when he was in Northfleet.

    He has links to the Cooling area, and was wearing grey shorts and t-shirt and black Nike trainers.

    Robert Barton-Hanson
  4. Power outage after electricity pole crash

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A number of homes are without power after a motorist crashed into an electricity pole.

    Firefighters were called to help the man, who was trapped in a car, after the collision in Station Road, Lydd.

    He was passed into the care of SECamb at around 16:30 BST.

    The road was closed, and UK Power is on the scene to fix the snapped power cable.

  5. #PMfortheday: Teens on education, wages and the homeless

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    We asked teenagers from across the South East what they would do if they were in charge of the country.

    It's part of our #PMfortheday series leading up to the general election.

    #SEVote

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    Video caption: #PMfortheday: Teens on education, the minimum wage and the homeless.
  6. Here comes the sun

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Tomorrow's looking like a lovely day, after some early cloud.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  7. Theme park reopens for summer

    Dreamland in Margate has reopened for the summer season.

    Here’s a look at (nearly) 100 years of the famous attraction.

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    Video caption: Here’s a look at (nearly) 100 years of the famous attraction
  8. '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 us directly, to ask why so few people have heard of Neurofibromatosis.

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    Video caption: Raising awareness of neurofibromatosis
  9. Envelope update

    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 blocked and very slow traffic on M2 London-bound between J6, A251 (Faversham) and J5, A249 (Sittingbourne), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, before J5 for M26 affecting J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J5 M26, because of an incident. Congestion to J6, A22 (Godstone).

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

  11. Possible explosive device found off Kent coast

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Explosives experts have been sent to a stretch of the English Channel, after reports of a Second World War device being found.

    A vessel surveying the area to the west of the Goodwin Sands alerted coastguards just before 11:00 BST.

    A 350m exclusion zone has been set up, while investigations continue.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J3 for M20 and J2 for A2.

    M25 Kent - Three lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange) and J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident.

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

  13. Lord Dowding bust unveiled

    A bust of Lord Dowding has been unveiled in Capel le Ferne near Folkestone.

    He led RAF Fighter Command in the Battle of Britain.

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  14. Are temperatures on the up again?

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    After this morning's cloudy start, the sun is set to shine this afternoon.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Georgina Burnett
  15. 'If I were prime minister for the day'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country as part of a series called #PMfortheday

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    Video caption: #PMfortheday: Teens on mental health, elections and youth
  16. #RNLIDunkirk: 'Dover is awash with returning troops'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    If you're on Twitter this is one not to miss - the RNLI is tweeting events from the Battle of Dunkirk during World War 2 in "real time".

    The charity's telling the story of Operation Dynamo, a secret mission to rescue thousands of Allied troops who'd been hemmed in on all sides of the French port in 1940.

    Crews from Kent and Sussex were sent on the dangerous 50-mile journey to France, eventually saving 338,226 soldiers.

    You can follow events throughout the day at #RNLIDunkirk

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  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A28 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A28 Kent both ways severe accident, at Turners Avenue.

    A28 Kent - A28 Ashford Road in Tenterden closed and slow traffic in both directions at the Turners Avenue junction, because of an accident. Police directing traffic.

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

  18. 'If I were prime minister for the day'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country.

    It's part of our #PMfortheday series leading up to the general election.

    #SEVote

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    Video caption: We asked a group of teenagers - and gave each one 20 seconds to outline their plan.