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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Tuesday 20 June 2017

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  1. The sun sets for another day

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it for us for today, thanks for spending time with us.

    We hope you enjoy the rest of your evening and don't find it too warm for sleeping overnight.

    We'll be greeting the new day from 06:00 BST tomorrow, staying with you all the way through to 22:00.

    If there's anything you think we need to know, or if you have any great pictures of how the heatwave's affecting you, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. Anger at 'use taps' comment from ambulance bosses

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    Ambulance staff are angry that they'll no longer receive free bottled water.

    They've also accused managers at South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) of being "patronising", for sending an email telling them to use "devices known as taps" instead.

    Secamb ambulance

    The trust is having to cut costs, and needs to find £15m in savings, and says water dispensers are available at all ambulance stations.

    Quote Message: This is coming from people on big salaries, in big buildings, who have as much water as they can drink all day, and quite simply, we're disgusted.' from Andy Prendergast GMB Union
    Andy PrendergastGMB Union
  3. Make sure the stable door's really well bolted

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Horse owners are being warned over security, after riding gear worth thousands of pounds was taken in two burglaries across Kent.

    Saddles and bridles were taken from a farm outbuilding in West Farleigh near Maidstone, overnight between 8 and 9 June.

    Horse saddle

    Then on 13 June, 30 saddles and 30 bridles were stolen from a farm in Staplehurst, after thieves broke padlocks used to secure both the gates and the buildings.

  4. Sunscreen at the ready

    Sarah Keith-Lucas

    Weather presenter

    After a sunny Tuesday, Wednesday is set to get even hotter.

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    Video caption: South East weather
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, after J5 for M26.

    M25 Kent - Slow traffic on M25 clockwise after J5 M26, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

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

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    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
  7. Man arrested after dog left in parked van

    A man has been arrested after a dog was left in a parked van for more than four hours.

    A passer-by saw a van shaking, and looked inside to see a young Alsatian male crossbreed in a "major state of distress" at The Gatehouse car park in Chichester, West Sussex, police said.

    The dog and owner were taken straight to a local vet and it is beleived the dog will recover.

    It has been seized from the owner and will be taken into care by the RSPCA.

    The owner, a 39-year-old man, from Littlebourne near Canterbury, has been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

  8. '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.
  9. 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
  10. Sussex MP calls for urgent meeting over 'sex for rent' ads

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The Labour MP for Hove, Peter Kyle, wants immediate action to stop young people being targeted by men offering free accommodation in exchange for sex.

    An exclusive BBC South East investigation highlighted the controversial online adverts earlier this year.

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    Video caption: Peter Kyle wants immediate action
  11. ICYMI: They'll be lovely with a dollop of cream

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The faltering start to the summer might not have pleased everyone, but it's good news for one of the Garden of England's iconic crops.

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    Video caption: farmers promise a bumper crop of strawberries because of the weather
  12. Another hot and sunny afternoon

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    And we're heading for another muggy and humid night.

    Here's your latest forecast.

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    Video caption: The lunchtime weather with Kate Kinsella
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  14. Driver injured in M20 crash

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A driver's been cut free from his truck and taken to hospital after a crash between two lorries on the M20 near Ashford this morning.

    It happened on the coastbound carriageway between junctions nine and 10 just after 09:00 BST.

  15. 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 - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of a broken down car.

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

  16. Man questioned over altercation

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A 33-year-old man's been arrested in connection with an altercation in Canterbury.

    It happened in Pilckem Close just after 19:20 BST yesterday.

    Police haven't released many details but they do say no injuries have been reported.

    Officers believe there was a large number of people in the area at the time who may have information about what happened.