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  2. Updates on Wednesday 28 June 2017

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  2. Virtually exploring St Augustine's Abbey

    A four year collaboration between English Heritage and the University of Kent's School of Architecture, has led to the reconstruction of the ruined St Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury - in virtual reality, at least.

    So what more do we know about the Abbey?

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    Video caption: A four year collaboration has led to the reconstruction of St Augustine's in Canterbury.
  3. What Southern services will be affected tomorrow?

    Southern has produced this map showing which routes will be affected by the overtime ban tomorrow. The company says:

    • On routes shown in grey, there will be no Southern service.
    • On routes shown with a dashed grey line, there will be a limited service at peak times only
    • On routes shown in brown, there will be a reduced service and passengers are advised to allow longer for your journey and to avoid peak times if possible

    More information about which services will be affected - as well as a bigger version of the below map - is available on the Southern website by clicking here.

    Southern overtime ban map
  4. Investigation after pool norovirus outbreak

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The mother of a disabled man who contracted norovirus at his local swimming pool says he's suffered months of serious ongoing health problems.

    You can read the full story here.

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    Video caption: Disabled man contracts Norovirus at pool
  5. Southern: Calls for both sides to 'get back round the table'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    With an overtime ban by drivers on Southern trains due to start tomorrow, Lewes MP Maria Caulfield raised the issue in Parliament.

    The drivers' union Aslef, which is implementing an overtime ban over the introduction of Driver Only Operation trains, says the ban "reflects the total loss of trust and goodwill between train drivers and the company".

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    Video caption: Lewes MP Maria Caulfield raises issue of Southern strike at PMQs
  6. Hoo has got a zoo in a pub

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Meet the man who's just been given a licence to run a zoo at his pub in St Mary Hoo.

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    Video caption: St Mary Hoo zoo opens in pub garden
  7. BreakingUniversity to stop taking students at Thanet campus

    Bryony MacKenzie

    Education correspondent, BBC South East Today

    Canterbury Christ Church University has announced that it is ceasing student recruitment to its Broadstairs Campus from September 2018.

    Courses will be relocated to Canterbury over the next few years.

    The University says it will be “working closely with our staff and students over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition”.

    It says that all courses will remain open and new ones will be created.

    The University’s Broadstairs Campus was created in 2000 to provide access to higher education for local people.

    But a spokesman said that the majority of students from Thanet (650) are choosing to study at the main campus in Canterbury with 135 students opting for Broadstairs.

    Quote Message: This decision has been taken after careful consideration and in the best interests of our current and future students. I am personally aware of the importance of access to higher education in Thanet, having been involved in the creation of the campus 17 years ago while at the Higher Education Funding Council for England.” from Professor Rama Thirunamachandran Vice-Chancellor, Canterbury Christ Church University
    Professor Rama ThirunamachandranVice-Chancellor, Canterbury Christ Church University
  8. Police concerned about missing teenager

    Paige Jackson

    Kent Police is appealing for information about a teenager who has been reported missing from Gillingham.

    Paige Jackson, 15, was last seen leaving her home on the morning of Sunday 18 June.

    She is described as having long brown hair and was wearing a floral dress, blue trainers and a camouflage coat at the time.

    She has links to Swale and Thanet.

    Anyone who has seen Paige is asked to contact Kent Police on 101 quoting 18-1520.

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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J11A for .

    M20 Kent - M20 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic coastbound at J11a, Channel Tunnel, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. #ICYMI: Do you need your grass cut?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    One of the world's more unusual sports was invented in Sussex - here's a look at lawnmower racing.

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    Video caption: The sport of lawnmower racing was invented in West Sussex
  11. #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
  12. Pilots demand more action against laser pens

    Alex Bish

    Investigative journalist, BBC South East

    There's been an increase in laser pen attacks on aircraft.

    Last year there were 1,200 incidents of pilots having the powerful lights shone into their cockpits, including a police helicopter flying over Crawley and an RAF Chinook helicopter over the South Downs.

    A laser pen
    Image caption: The light from a small laser pen...
    Laser pen light
    Image caption: can expand instantly...
    Laser pen light
    Image caption: filling an aircraft's cockpit...
    Laser pen light
    Image caption: and blinding the crew

    Gatwick and Heathrow Airports have also both reported a growing number of incidents.

    The British Airline Pilots' Association says it wants a specific offence created to cover the misuse of laser pens.

    Quote Message: When a laser pen is pointed at an aircraft it can dazzle and distract the pilot, and has the potential to cause a crash. Last year's incident figures remain dangerously high, with the equivalent of more than three laser attacks a day across the UK.' from Brian Strutton General Secretary, British Airline Pilots' Association
    Brian StruttonGeneral Secretary, British Airline Pilots' Association
  13. #ICYMI: 'It's terrible, it's miserable'

    Charlie Rose

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A family with three young children has been living in a tent and a car in Gravesend for two months after being left homeless.

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    Video caption: family living rough in Gravesend
  14. Bradley Dack: Blackburn Rovers sign Gillingham midfielder for £750,000

    Bradley Dack

    Blackburn Rovers have signed attacking midfielder Bradley Dack for £750,000 from League One rivals Gillingham on an initial three-year deal.

    The 23-year-old had spent all of his senior career with the Gills, scoring 38 goals in 185 games for the club.

    The fee does not include add-ons, while Dack's contract has the option of a further year at Ewood Park.

    He helped the Kent side gain promotion to the third tier in the 2012-13 season and scored six times last term.

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    Severe accident: A2033 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A2033 Kent both ways severe accident, at St Michael's Street affecting Devon Road.

    A2033 Kent - A2033 Dover Road in Folkestone blocked and slow traffic in both directions at the St Michael's Street junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Devon Road junction.

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

  16. Things can only get better

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    It's still pretty soggy out there. But it's gradually improving for the weekend.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330 Kate
  17. #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