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Summary

  1. Our updates for the day have now ended
  2. Updates on Friday 16 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale and Stuart Maisner

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for this week

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us and we hope you have a great weekend.

    Remember, if there's anything happening where you live, please get in touch.

    You can contact us on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. Lines reopen after crossing crash

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    The lines have reopened through Chartham station, after a crash at a level crossing.

    Southeastern confirmed trains are now able to run again between Ashford, Canterbury West and Ramsgate.

  3. 'In reality we've thought for a long time she must be dead'

    Leanne Rinne

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A father whose daughter vanished 16 years ago hopes a fresh appeal will get the answers he desperately needs.

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    Video caption: New appeal for information over Louise Kerton, who disappeared 16 years ago.
  4. Car crashes into level crossing barriers

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A Range Rover has collided with a railway level crossing.

    A Southeastern spokesman confirmed: "A road vehicle has damaged a level crossing near Chartham, blocking both lines between Ashford International and Canterbury West.

    "Response staff on site are attending to the damage."

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  5. Coach firm transporting aid to tower block fire victims

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A Sittingbourne-based coach company is to take emergency aid to the victims of the tower block fire disaster.

    Chalkwell has collected donations of clothing, blankets and non-perishable food which will be delivered to a receiving centre tomorrow for people in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for victims of the tower block fire disaster.

  6. Replacement transport plan as hours of delays expected

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Delays are expected between Ashford International and Canterbury West stations until 23:00 BST.Network Rail confirmed replacement transport is being arranged between Ashford and Ramsgate via Canterbury after an earlier incident at the level crossing in Chartham.

  7. Historic lido set to reopen

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Volunteers have raised millions of pounds to save one of the UK's last surviving outdoor pools.

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    Video caption: Saltdean Lido reopens thanks to community funding
  8. Arrests outside prison

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Two people have been arrested after an attempt to throw items into Maidstone Prison.

    A man was stopped by police in County Road on 15 June.

    A second man was arrested nearby.

    HM Prison Maidstone
    Image caption: HM Prison Maidstone

    Detectives are questioning a 26-year-old from Dagenham in Essex and a 31-year-old from Thamesmead in London, on suspicion of conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into a prison.

  9. Arrests over ambulance break-ins

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Two men have been arrested in connection with a series of break-ins and thefts at ambulance stations across Kent.

    Vehicles were damaged and equipment stolen from premises in Ashford, Thanet, Medway and Sheerness.

    Secamb Ambulance

    Police are questioning a 26-year-old from Dagenham in Essex and a 33-year-old from Whitstable.

  10. #ICYMI: Violence filmed in Calais

    Colin Campbell

    Special Correspondent, BBC South East

    Shocking pictures showing Calais migrants blocking the road with burning branches, to try to stop lorries heading for Kent, and smuggle themselves on board, have been filmed by lorry drivers.

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    Video caption: Drivers are coming under attack in Calais
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A28 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A28 Kent both ways severe accident, between Brymore Road and Northgate Borough.

    A28 Kent - A28 Sturry Road in Canterbury closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Brymore Road junction and the Northgate Borough junction, because of an accident involving motorbike.

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

  12. It's a barbecue weekend

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    You'll be needing the sunscreen for the next couple of days, as summer really gets started.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Georgina Burnett
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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and Clacket Lane Services.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and Clacket Lane Services, because of a broken down white car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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  15. #ICYMI: Not bad for a first acting job

    Meet the Dartford actress who's just joined the cast of EastEnders.

    Clair Norris bagged the role of stroppy teenager Bernadette Taylor with her first-ever audition.

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    Video caption: Clair Norris joins the cast of Eastenders