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

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    That's it from us for another night, join us again tomorrow from 06:00 BST for more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. 'My vote counts and it's important'

    Student Callie Lovell says tuition fees will be the big issue that sways her vote on 8 June.

    We've been speaking to first-time, undecided voters as part of our #MyFirstVote series.

    #SEVote

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    Video caption: A student from Kent says tuition fees will be the big issue that sways her vote on 8 June.
  3. 'We all miss him loads'

    Leanne Rinne

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    The family of a missing grandfather from Sevenoaks say they're losing hope.

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    Video caption: The family of a missing man with dementia appeal for help in finding him
  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26.

    M25 Surrey - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of a broken down vehicle and a rolling road-block.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe accident, between J3 for M26 and M25 J3.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 London-bound between J3 M26 and M25 J3, Swanley Interchange, because of an accident involving a car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. General election: How will fishing and farming be affected?

    Yvette Austin

    Environment Correspondent, BBC South East

    I've been looking at the main issues facing the South East's food producers, as we approach the general election. #SEVote

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    Video caption: How will farming be affected by the election and Brexit?
  7. Summer's here at last

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    The first official day of summer was a beauty, but will the sunshine stay?

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, at the Dartford Tunnel affecting J3 for M20.

    M25 Kent - Delays and one lane closed on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel, because of a broken down lorry. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

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

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

    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
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A21 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A21 Kent both ways severe accident, between B2160 Maidstone Road and A262.

    A21 Kent - A21 in Pembury blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between Kipping's Cross Roundabout and Forstal Farm Roundabout, because of an accident.

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

  11. BreakingSouthern bosses respond to suspension of overtime ban

    In the last few minutes Southern's parent company, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has responded to the news that Aslef is suspending a ban on overtime.

    Quote Message: We are pleased that ASLEF has suspended the drivers’ overtime ban that was due to start this Sunday. This will allow talks to continue, on a wide range of issues including pay. We aim to continue to find a way forward over the next few weeks and finally bring matters to a conclusion." from Nick Brown Chief Operating Officer, GTR
    Nick BrownChief Operating Officer, GTR
  12. BreakingTrain drivers' overtime ban suspended

    Southern trains and passengers

    A train drivers’ overtime ban on Southern rail which was due to start on Sunday 4 June has been suspended for two weeks, according to the Aslef union.

    They say it is to allow time for negotiations to find a resolution to the long-running dispute over driver-only operation and to "allow all outstanding issues to be discussed".

    The union says it will also sit down with the company to try to resolve a range of issues including drivers’ terms and conditions, industrial relations and pay.

    Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef, the train drivers’ union, said: ‘We met Southern today, ahead of our overtime ban, which was due to start on Sunday.

    "Industrial action is always the last resort; we would much rather talk, and negotiate, than take industrial action.

    "The company has indicated that it is prepared to negotiate with us on a range of outstanding issues and, therefore, we have suspended our overtime ban.

    "We now have a fortnight to try and find a resolution which will work for passengers, for staff, and for the company, too."

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J4 for A21 and J3 for M20.

    M25 Kent - Lane blocked and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J4, A21 (Orpington) and J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of an accident.

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

  14. Election: What's the future for our businesses?

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    Will the South East's businesses prosper or struggle outside the European single market?

    From 19:00 I'll be taking your questions on business and the overall election campaign, live on Facebook.

    If there's something you'd like answered, let me know.

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    Video caption: How will businesses in the South East cope outside the EU?
  15. Pluckley: The Most Haunted Village in Britain

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    Video caption: What is life like in Britain's most haunted village? Helen Mark is in Pluckley to find out

    Helen Mark is in Kent to find out about life in Pluckley, a village with a reputation for being the most haunted in Britain. What is the impact on village life?

  16. Man killed in jet ski crash

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A man killed in a jet ski accident off the coast of Herne Bay has been named locally as Jordan Lupton.

    Mr Lupton, who was 25, died following the crash between his, and another, jet ski on Saturday afternoon.

    Jordan Lupton
    Quote Message: Our thoughts go out to Mr Lupton's family and friends. The jet skis involved were being used in the permitted area and in accordance with the appropriate bylaws. Our public launching ramp at Hampton is very popular and our attendant helped with the rescue of the casualty." from Matthew Young Canterbury City Council's foreshore manager
    Matthew YoungCanterbury City Council's foreshore manager

    Secamb were called as Mr Lupton was pulled ashore off Western Esplanade, and he was flown to Kings College Hospital.

    Kent Police is now preparing a report for the coroner, for an inquest to be held at a later date.​

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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, at J10 for A20.

    M20 Kent - M20 entry slip road partially blocked and slow traffic London-bound at J10, A20 (Ashford South), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  18. '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
  19. It's a sunny start to a new season

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    Today is officially the start of summer, and the weather got the memo.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini