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  2. Updates on Tuesday 27 June 2017

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  1. That's all for now

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today. We'll be back at 06:00 BST with more news, sport, weather and travel.

    If there is anything you want to tell us about you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. #ICYMI: Rocking all over the South East

    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
  3. Don't put your brolly away just yet

    Sarah Keith-Lucas

    BBC Weather

    There's more rain on the way - here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Latest weather forecast for the South East
  4. Ambulance thefts putting lives at risk

    There have been a number of thefts from ambulances and public places recently.

    Here's where thieves have struck in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

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    Video caption: There have been a number of thefts from ambulances and public places recently.
  5. WW2 pilot achieves ambition at 95

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    German war pilot Hugo Broch has wanted to fly in a Spitfire for as long as he can remember.

    Today he did just that in the skies over Kent.

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    Video caption: Hugo Broch flew in a Spitfire in the skies above Kent
  6. #ICYMI: Is this the world's first online delivery being ordered?

    Think online shopping is a 21st Century invention?

    A South East inventor came up with the idea over 30 years ago.

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    Video caption: Online shopping was invented in Sussex
  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J8 for A20 Leeds Castle and J7 for A249 Maidstone.

    M20 Kent - Slow traffic on M20 London-bound between J8, A20 (Leeds Castle) and J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of a broken down vehicle. On the central reservation.

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

  8. Camber Sands deaths: Request for lifeguards turned down

    Camber Sands beach

    The RNLI turned down a request to provide lifeguards at Camber Sands 16 days before five friends drowned on the beach, an inquest has been told.

    The request from Rother District Council was rejected by the lifeboat charity because of a lack of resources.

    Darren Lewis, the RNLI's senior lifeguard manager, told the hearing in Hastings: "We just physically did not have the manpower."

    He said following the deaths the RNLI offered to put lifeguards on the beach.

    The charity offered to provide lifeguard cover for the next bank holiday and then for the rest of the season, after being able to reallocate resources, Mr Lewis said.

    Two brothers, Ken, 18, and Kobi Saththiyanathan, 22, died at the Sussex beach in August along with three of their friends. Read the full story here.

  9. #ICYMI: 'It's like a living nightmare that never ends'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: The family of Sittingbourne man Carl Davies react to the jailing of a man for his murder

    The family of Sittingbourne teacher Carl Davies react to the jailing of a man for 15 years for his murder.

    The 33-year-old former Royal Marine was found at the bottom of a ravine a few days after arriving on the French island in the Indian Ocean five years ago.

    Vincent Madoure, a 30-year-old cleaner, has been convicted of his murder.

  10. #ICYMI: Car restoration woman suffers sexism and ageism

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Twenty-year-old Kelly Culver, who runs a business restoring classic American cars, says she has encountered sexism and ageism from people who think she does not know what she is talking about.

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    Video caption: thisisme cars
  11. Top tenor for Tonbridge

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Singer Russell Watson is looking forward to his performance at Tonbridge Castle next month.

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    Video caption: Russell Watson is performing at Tonbridge Castle next month
  12. Camber Sands deaths: Strong undercurrent 'deceived beach-goers'

    Camber Sands beach.

    A beach-goer has told an inquest he felt "unnerved" by the sea conditions on the day five young friends drowned at Camber Sands.

    Stephen Deacon said the water looked calm on the surface but there was a strong undercurrent.

    "I wouldn't have gone to the beach if I knew it was like that," he added.

    Two brothers, Ken, 18, and Kobi Saththiyanathan, 22, died at the Sussex beach in August along with three of their friends. Read the full story here.