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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Friday 23 June 2017

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  1. Thanks for joining us this week

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it for us for today and for this week.

    We'll be back from 06:00 BST on Monday, all the way through to 22:00, with news, sport, travel and weather.

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

    In the meantime, have a great weekend.

  2. What's the weekend weather outlook?

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    No heatwave, but it's not going to be a bad weekend.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Nina Ridge
  3. Have you got raspberry ripple flavour?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    As the South East continues to swelter, staff at one of the South East's most popular wildlife parks are helping their animals keep cool.

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    Video caption: Lemurs and pigs keep cool and safe in the heat at Drusillas Park
  4. ICYMI: Car restoration woman suffers sexism and ageism

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    20-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.

    #thisisme

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    Video caption: thisisme cars
  5. ICYMI: Theatre technician says he's 'living his dream'

    Oliver Tourle says he wanted to work in theatre since he was a small boy.

    #thisisme

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    Video caption: Theatre technician says he’s living his dream
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    Video caption: Posthumous exhibition of 'handstand' artist

    Posthumous exhibition of 'handstand' artist

  7. 'It's like living a nightmare that never ends'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The family of Sittingbourne teacher Carl Davies have reacted 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.

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    Video caption: The family of Sittingbourne man Carl Davies react to the jailing of a man for his murder
  8. Putting the big questions

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    Here's my full exclusive interview with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Unison conference in Brighton.

    I grilled him over Labour's chances in the South East and this week's Gibb report into the problems faced by Southern rail passengers.

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    Video caption: Helen Catt interviews Jeremy Corbyn
  9. 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 - Queuing traffic and a lane blocked on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down black car.

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

  10. BreakingMan guilty of murder of Kent teacher on Reunion Island

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Vincent Madoure, 30, of French nationality, a former cleaner on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been found guilty of the murder of Kent teacher Carl Davies.

    Mr Davies, who was 33, and a former Royal Marine Commando from Sittingbourne, died in November 2011. He had been stabbed and beaten.

    Madoure has been sentenced to 15 years in Jail.

    Carl Davies
    Image caption: Carl Davies was found dead on Reunion Island in November 2011
  11. 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 - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a vehicle fire. On the hard shoulder.

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

  12. Southern plans new timetable if Aslef drivers' overtime ban goes ahead

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Southern Railway plans to operate a revised timetable if drivers belonging to the union Aslef begin an overtime ban on Thursday 29 June.

    The company plans to operate 75% of its weekday services on Thursday and Friday, 29 and 30 June, and is working to improve on this number from Monday 3 July.

    Full details of changes here.

    Southern train
  13. Cooler for the weekend

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    Weather presenter

    It'll be mainly dry and bright with a few outbreaks of rain.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330 Elizabeth
  14. 'It goes like an oven'

    In the current scorching temperatures it only takes minutes for a car to become a death trap for your dog.

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    Video caption: dog owners are warned how quickly a hot car can become a death trap
  15. Witnesses appeal after two sexual assault in Edenbridge

    There have been two reports of sexual assaults in Edenbridge.

    On 20 June a woman was leaving Edenbridge Train Station and walking along Stangrove Road at around 21:50 BST when a man approached her and touched her inappropriately.

    Police received a second report from another woman who was walking home from the station on the same evening at around 22:30 BST.

    A man approached her from behind and touched her inappropriately. The victim ran away.

    The man has been described as white, aged 20 to 30, approximately 5ft 9in, of slim-to-medium build.

  16. Report finds senior church figures colluded with ex-bishop over abuse

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Senior figures in the Church of England "colluded" with the disgraced former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball, who abused young men - an independent review has found.

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    Video caption: Report finds church colluded wit ex-bishop over abuse
  17. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Newspapers

    Kent Online: Police investigating alleged assault at a children's football tournament

    Kent News: Three London terminals closed to Kent passengers this weekend

    Kent Live: A man is fighting for his life after a car ended up in a ditch in St Mary's Bay

  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J3 for M26 and J2 for A20.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 London-bound between J3 M26 and J2, A20 (Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  19. Update: Herne Bay fire

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Kent Fire and Rescue say 45 firefighters are now at the scene of a large fire in a wood store on Herne Bay business park.

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    Video caption: Forty five firefighters are now at the scene of a large fire on Herne Bay business park

    Eight fire engines were called to the building in Eddington Lane at about 08:50 BST.

    Crews say they've managed to bring the fire under control using a specialist foam system and they hope to be able to scale down the incident shortly.