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  1. It's goodnight from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us on what's been the hottest day of the year.

    We'll be back for more sunshine tomorrow, plus all the local news, sport, travel and weather, from 06:00 BST, all the way through to 22:00 BST.

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email. And we'd love to see your heatwave photos.

  2. 'It's immoral not to offer them a vote'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

    One South East MP wants to change the law so they will be able to at the next general election.

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    Video caption: Hove MP wants the voting age lowered to 16.
  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.

  4. Theft from horse-riding charity

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thieves have stolen £10,000 of equipment from a horse-riding charity that helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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    Video caption: Thieves steal equipment from horse-riding charity
  5. Rocking all over the South East

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The scene of a famous Eurovision victory in Sussex, a shopping centre in Maidstone and Woking town centre - the region's musical legends and iconic venues were honoured on BBC Music Day.

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    Video caption: blue plaques to music legends unveiled in Woking, Maidstone and Brighton
  6. ICYMI: Student says podcast is a 'safe space'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    University student Gillian Stringer, who produces her own podcasts, says it provides her with a safe space where she can speak freely.


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    Video caption: Podcast student says she loves Canterbury
  7. Another scorcher on the way

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    Tuesday is going to be another hot one - here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: South East weather
  8. Kent Police response to events in London

    Quote Message: There is nothing to suggest there is a specific threat to Kent at this time. We are engaging with the Muslim Community who are observing Ramadan and will be preparing for Eid Celebrations next week to provide reassurance. from Chief Constable Alan Pughsley Kent Police
    Chief Constable Alan PughsleyKent Police
  9. Hockey: Middleton scores for England

    Ben Watts

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Kent

    Holcombe's Barry Middleton was again on the scoresheet for England hockey as they drew 3-all with Argentina at Lee Valley at the Hockey World League semi-finals.

    The 33-year-old scored twice in the previous win over Malaysia and helped the hosts take a three-goal lead.

    But Argentina fought back and it took a save from Holcombe goalkeeper and England co-captain George Pinner from a penalty stroke to keep the tie level in the final quarter.

    Despite squandering the lead, England sit top of Pool A after three games.

    More here.

    Barry Middleton
  10. Cricket: Kent toil in the heat against Worcestershire

    Matt Cole

    Sports Editor, BBC Radio Kent

    Kent have again relied on their tail to add respectability to their first innings score.

    At 139-7 when Darren Stevens went for a characteristically combative 39, Worcestershire’s seamers seemed ready to deliver the coup de grace their excellent work deserved.

    A 79-run partnership between Adam Rouse (34) and Matt Coles (47*) held them up in entertaining fashion, and got Kent to their first bonus point.

    19-year-old Josh Tongue has again impressed with the ball, adding 3-47 so far to his career best six-wicket haul from the Pears’ previous game against Glamorgan.

    With some variable bounce and life, this pitch is far from the New Road “road” many predicted at the start, and any score north of 275 is starting to look like a decent total.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A229 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A229 Kent both ways severe accident, at M2 J3 Chatham.

    A229 Kent - One lane blocked and slow traffic on A229 at Chatham, because of an accident. On the roundabout.

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

  12. In this heat, it's a bear necessity

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    As Kent swelters, the bears at Wildwood Park near Canterbury are enjoying a cooling ice lolly.

    It's a bit bigger than your average lolly, but when you're wrapped up in your own fur coat in this weather you need all the help you can get.

    Bear with an ice lolly

    Wildwood's bears can keep cool in the shade of the trees in their enclosure, or even take a dip in their personal pool, complete with waterfall.

    The lolly is blackcurrant-flavoured, by the way.

  13. Sir Julian Brazier: Conservative campaign 'did not go well'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The former Conservative MP for Canterbury Sir Julian Brazier says he still believes Theresa May was right to call an election despite him losing his seat of 30 years.

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    Video caption: Defeat Tory says campaign did not go well
  14. Seamers impress for Worcestershire

    Matt Cole

    Sports Editor, BBC Radio Kent

    When Kent skipper Sam Northeast won the toss on a hot, sunny morning and elected to bat, the sages at Worcester were already muttering about Kent building an innings well into day two.

    As it’s turned out, Worcestershire’s seamers have made it a very tough first session, particularly from the New Road End where first Joe Leach (2-7) and then Ed Barnard (1-25) have got it to fizz off a length.

    Northeast himself looks to be steadying the innings on 39 not out, but Worcestershire will be very happy with their first morning’s work in this battle between second and third in County Championship Division Two.

  15. Walking on sunshine

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    Could we be in for the hottest day of the year so far? Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330 Kate