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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 6 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale, Kathryn Langley and Claire Cottingham

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it from us for tonight

    We'll be back tomorrow at 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    If you'd like to get hold of us in the meantime you can find us on Twitter, on Facebook or send us an email.

    Thanks for joining us!

  2. Migrants still prolific in Calais

    Colin Campbell

    Special Correspondent, BBC South East

    Lorry drivers say they're under siege from migrants at the Port of Calais once again, seven months after the sprawling camp known as the Jungle was demolished.

    Groups of migrants have been trying to break into trucks, in an attempt to smuggle themselves across the Channel into Kent.

    The Road Haulage Association says it fears the problem could easily spiral out of control unless the French authorities intervene.

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    Video caption: Lorry drivers say they're under siege from migrants at the Port of Calais once again
  3. Land needed, says council

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Landowners in and around Dover are being asked if they think they have sites suitable for development.

    The District Council is currently reviewing its local plan and is looking for land to help meet its housing and employment targets.

    Any sites offered will have to be suitable, available and deliverable.

    The call for land will be open for eight weeks, from 12 June to 7 August.

  4. Windy, but the sunshine is back

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It looks like the sunshine is making a return, but the heavy winds are sticking around a little longer.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather PM Mackley
  5. 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
  6. Shadow Foreign Secretary visits Kent on campaign trail

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Emily Thornberry was in Canterbury on Friday giving support to the Labour candidate there.

    Here are her thoughts on the economy, tax and Brexit.

    #SEVote

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    Video caption: Here are her thoughts on the economy, tax and Brexit.
  7. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

    Printing press

    Kent Online: Pontoon off Gravesend Town Pier closed and Tilbury ferry suspended amid safety fears

    Kent News: Plans to move Kent air ambulance base to Rochester Airport from Marden set to get green light

    Kent and Sussex Courier: This shocking CCTV shot in Ramsgate will appal anybody with a car

  8. Drones to be used at crime scenes

    Drone (generic)

    From today you'll see police regularly using drones at crime scenes, traffic accidents and to help search for missing people.

    Kent Police has been trialing the unmanned aerial vehicles since 2015.

  9. Breeding programme has plenty to crow about

    Extinct in Kent for nearly two centuries, Canterbury's symbolic bird could soon make a return.

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    Video caption: The first chough chicks for 160 years have been hatched in Kent
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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26 affecting J7 for M23.

    M25 Surrey - Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J7 M23.

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

  11. Where'd summer go?

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    There's a yellow weather warning in place - expect heavy wind and some rain too.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Kate Kinsella has the forecast for the South East
  12. 'If I were prime minister for the day'

    What would you do if you were in charge of the country for a day?

    We gave these teenagers 20 seconds each to tell us what they'd do as part of a series called #PMfortheday.

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    Video caption: #PMfortheday: Teens on the economy, GCSEs and roadworks
  13. 'If I were prime minister for the day'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    We gave three teenagers from across the South East 20 seconds to outline what they'd do if they were in charge of the country.

    What would you do?

    #PMfortheday

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    Video caption: #PMfortheday: Teens on schools, immigration and pollution
  14. '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
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    Severe accident: A2070 Kent northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A2070 Kent northbound severe accident, before Wey Street.

    A2070 Kent - A2070 in Snave blocked and queuing traffic northbound before the Wey Street junction, because of an accident involving two lorries and a van.

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

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

    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.
  17. Let's be careful out there

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    As the rain and wind continue to lash the South East, we're getting reports of several trees that have been brought down, including this one in Seaford.

    Tree down in Seaford

    The QEII Bridge at Dartford has speed restrictions because of the high winds.

    If you have pictures or video of damage caused by the bad weather please send them to us, but do stay safe while taking them.

    tree down in bad weather

    And of course, we'll keep you up to date on any disruption to the roads or travel networks.

    tree down in garden