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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Tuesday 11 July 2017

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  1. That's all folks

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    We're off home for the night so we can be back bright and early at 06:00 BST to bring you all the latest news, travel, weather and sport for the county.

    Is there anything you'd like to tell us about?

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

  2. Kent school in 'slave sale' row

    A Kent grammar school has come in for fierce criticism after pupils were given a list of people "on sale" at a slave auction and asked to consider how many slaves they could buy for £100.

    The Year 8 history project at Rochester Grammar School has sparked anger on social media.

    But the school has defended the worksheet saying it follows the Historical Association's recommendations on teaching historical slavery and is in line with the Department for Education's history curriculum.

  3. Adam Gemili misses out on 200m place as GB name squad

    Adam Gemili

    Adam Gemili has missed out on an individual place in the Great Britain squad for the World Championships in London, which start on 4 August. Read more here.

  4. Vic Reeves draws to song requests

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    Video caption: 'It's action, punk rock drawing'

    Kent comedian Vic Reeves is putting his art skills to the test for charity.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe accident, at J11 for B2068 Hythe.

    M20 Kent - M20 lane closed on exit slip road London-bound at J11, B2068 (Hythe), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Appeal over missing 'vulnerable' man

    A fresh appeal has launched to help find a "vulnerable" man who went missing in Ashford.

    Edward Jones, 73, was last seen at around 12:00 BST on Monday walking towards south Ashford from the Ashford International train station.

    Insp Greg McNeil, from Kent Police, said: "Mr Jones is quite frail and vulnerable and sometimes gets confused.

    "He has now been missing for more than 24 hours and, with heavy rain forecast, we and his family are becoming extremely concerned for his welfare."

    The police helicopter and volunteers from Kent Search and Rescue have been involved in the search for Mr Jones.

    Edward Jones
  7. Rainy start to Wednesday

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    But the clouds are expected to clear later on.

    Video content

    Video caption: BBC South East Today weather
  8. Substantial drug find at Channel Tunnel

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Heroin worth £2.25m has been found hidden in a lorry heading towards Kent through the Channel Tunnel.

    The drugs were taped in 40 packages between three pallets of mattresses, in the Dutch-registered vehicle, at the UK's border control in Coquelles, Northern France.

    A 59-year-old man from the Netherlands has been arrested and released under investigation.

    Quote Message: By thwarting this smuggling attempt, Border Force has stopped a substantial quantity of Class A drugs from reaching the UK's streets and prevented criminals from lining their pockets with a substantial profit.' from Cameron Bryson Acting Deputy Director, Border Force South East and Europe
    Cameron BrysonActing Deputy Director, Border Force South East and Europe
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    Video caption: The south east is one of the worst parts of the country for reports of airgun shootings

    Kent, Sussex and Surrey are among the worst counties in the UK for reports of animals being shot with airguns

  10. 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 heavy traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down car. Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

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

  11. Jewellery theft in Sandwich burglary

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Jewellery and a heart-shaped wooden box were among items stolen during a burglary in Sandwich.

    The break-in at Little Curiosity Box in New Street took place just after midnight.

    Police are looking for two men.

    One of them is thought to have been wearing a black hooded top with white stripes on the sleeves.

  12. 'It's shameful'

    A woman from Kent says it's "shameful" her husband had to travel to Switzerland to end his life, rather than being allowed to die at home in Tonbridge.

    Sarah Starkey supported Andrew Tyler, who was suffering from Parkinson's Disease, on his final journey to the Dignitas Clinic.

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    Video caption: 'It's shameful'

    If you're affected by this issue, you can find details for how to get help and support here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4WLs5NlwrySXJR2n8Snszdg/emotional-distress-information-and-support

  13. Airgun attacks on pets and wildlife in the South East

    Alex Bish

    Investigative journalist, BBC South East

    These animals were killed and maimed by the irresponsible use of airguns in the South East.

    Should the weapons be licensed?

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    Video caption: The south east is one of the worst parts of the country for reports of airgun shootings
  14. Lorry park 'limbo' for Kent homeowners

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    People living near the planned site for a huge lorry park in Kent say they're being left in limbo.

    A judicial review into the project at Stanford won't be heard until 6 December.

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    Video caption: Lorry park 'limbo' for Kent homeowners
  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, between J5 for A20 and J6 for A229 Maidstone.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M20 coastbound between J5, A20 (Aylesford) and J6, A229 (Maidstone), because of an accident.

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

  16. The sun will come out tomorrow

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    But for the rest of today it's cloud and rain all the way.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Kate Kinsella
  17. Baby death mum told to "hang him upside down"

    Jon Hunt

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A mother accused of causing her baby's death says she was told to "hang him upside down and shake him" by the ambulance service, a court has heard.

    Eli Cox's mother Katherine Cox and her partner Danny Shepherd deny causing the five-month-old's death in April 2016.

    Ms Cox told Katherine Jenkins she was given the advice after he turned blue and stopped breathing, the nurse told Maidstone Crown Court.

    Ms Jenkins said Eli's injuries compared with those sustained during a car crash.

    Katherine Cox and Danny Shepherd
    Image caption: Katherine Cox and Danny Shepherd deny causing or allowing the death of a child
  18. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, from J31 for A1306 to J1A for A206 affecting J29 for A127.

    M25 Essex - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise from J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) to J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of an accident involving a lorry and car. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

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