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  2. Live updates on Friday 30 June 2017

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  1. Have a great weekend

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from us for another busy week.

    We're back bright and early at 06:00 BST on Monday with all the news, sport, weather and travel for the county.

    And remember, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. #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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  3. Camber inquest: 'Death by misadventure'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The deaths of seven men at Camber Sands beach last summer were through misadventure, a coroner has concluded.

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    Video caption: Camber inquest: 'Death by misadventure'
  4. 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
  5. #ICYMI: Emaciated dog on road to recovery

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Snoopy the lurcher, who was found abandoned and starving on a busy roadside, is making a full recovery, thanks to the people who rescued her.

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    Video caption: Emaciated dog found on roadside is recovering well
  6. Murdered woman was a university student

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A young woman stabbed to death in broad daylight in a Chatham car park has been named as Molly McLaren, a University of Kent student from Cobham.

    She was killed yesterday inside a car parked outside the Dockside Retail Outlet in front of shocked eyewitnesses.

    Joshua Stimpson, from Wouldham, near Rochester, was arrested at the scene and has today been charged with murder.

    Molly McLaren
    Quote Message: The University of Kent offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Molly McLaren following her sudden death yesterday. She was a popular student in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. from University of Kent statement
    University of Kent statement
  7. 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.
  8. A mixed bag for the weekend

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    There'll be a bit of rain, some sun and reasonable temperatures. Here's my forecast.

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  9. Camber: 'I can't believe this is happening in the UK'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The sister of one of the men who died at Camber last summer has told a press conference the beach wasn't safe.

    Earlier a coroner concluded the deaths of seven men there were due to misadventure.

    The coroner said it was "not known" whether having lifeguards at the time would have prevented the deaths.

    Rother District Council said it has made improvements "year on year" at Camber in response to risks identified. But even with lifeguards, the council said the sea can be unpredictable.

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    Video caption: Camber: 'I can't believe this is happening in the UK'
  10. Camber Sands inquest: The evidence

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The deaths of seven men at Camber Sands last summer were through misadventure, a coroner has concluded. Here's some of the evidence the inquest was given.

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    Video caption: Evidence heard at inquest into Camber Sands deaths
  11. Hunt on as rapist flees open prison

    James Donoghue

    A convicted rapist who has absconded from an open prison is being hunted by police.

    James Donoghue is serving a life sentence with a minimum term of 10 years at HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire.

    He was jailed for attacking a woman at knifepoint in her home in the Maidstone area of Kent in 2009.

    Police have warned people not to approach him and call 999 if they see him.

    He is described as white, about 5ft 10ins tall and of slight build. He is bald and has blue eyes.

  12. Camber deaths: 'There's always danger'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The deaths of seven men at Camber Sands beach last summer were through misadventure, a coroner has concluded.

    Tragedy struck as Mohit Dupar, 36, tried to reach Brazilian Gustavo Silva Da Cruz, 19, as he got into difficulty on 24 July, but both died.

    A month later five young friends aged between 18 and 27 drowned at the same beach after being seen playing volleyball in the sea.

    Simon Boxall from the National Oceanography Centre gave evidence at the inquest.

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    Video caption: Camber deaths: 'There's always danger'
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

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

    M25 Surrey - Queuing traffic and one lane blocked on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of a broken down white van.

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

  14. BreakingMan charged over Chatham car park murder

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Joshua Stimpson, 25, has been charged with the murder of Molly McLaren in a busy Chatham car park yesterday.

    Molly McLaren sustained injuries consistent with a stabbing and died at the scene outside the Dockside Retail Outlet.

    Joshua Stimpson, from Wouldham, was remanded to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 3 July 2017.

    Police say the victim and the suspect were known to each other and enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

    Molly McLaren
  15. BreakingCamber Inquest: ' Death by misadventure'

    Bryony MacKenzie

    BBC South East Today correspondent

    'Death by misadventure' verdict at the inquest on all seven people who died at Camber Sands last summer.

  16. 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
  17. Heavy showers to be expected

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Weather

    Sunshine and showers throughout the South East, but it looks dry for Saturday.

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    Video caption: South East weather