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  1. Our live coverage has ended for day
  2. Updates on Friday 14 July 2017

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  1. Goodnight from the BBC Live team

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for today, we'll be back on Monday morning from 06:00 BST with all of the news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    If you'd like to contact us in the meanwhile, you can find us on Twitter, on Facebook or send us an email.

    Thanks for joining us!

  2. It's a muggy weekend, but you still might need a brolly

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There will be a mix of sunshine and showers, this weekend. Be prepared for it to be muggy though, and temperatures warm up through Sunday.

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    Video caption: BBC South East Today weather
  3. Teenager's hope for tumour treatment

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The family and friends of a Kent teenager are trying to raise £120,000 so she can have experimental treatment for a rare brain tumour.

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    Video caption: Teenager's hope for tumour treatment
  4. MPs discuss online abuse and intimidation

    Three Kent and Sussex MPs were subjected to abuse during the election campaign.

    They've now spoken out about their experiences.

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    Video caption: MPs discuss online abuse and intimidation
  5. Vital witness to assault sought

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police investigating a serious assault in Chatham have released CCTV images of a man they say has important information.

    The attack happened in Campion Close on 28 January.

    Man who witnessed attack in Chatham

    Detectives say they've explored numerous leads, but haven't been able to make any arrests yet.

  6. Local athlete represents GB at world championships

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The World Para Athletics Championships begin at London Stadium tonight.

    Among those going for a medal for Great Britain is East Grinstead's Abbie Hunnisett.

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    Video caption: Local athlete represents GB at world championships
  7. 'There are can lead to violence'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Mirza Beg was lured to Bluewater Shopping Centre by vigilante group The Hunted One, who led him to believe he'd be meeting a 14-year-old girl.

    He's been jailed for 40 months for child grooming.

    But should civilians be doing the work of the police?

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    Video caption: A paedophile caught by vigilantes in Kent is jailed for 40 months
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A229 Kent southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A229 Kent southbound severe accident, between Highview Drive and Watson Avenue.

    A229 Kent - A229 Maidstone Road in Chatham closed and slow traffic southbound between the Highview Drive junction and the Watson Avenue junction, because of an accident.

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

  9. RMT announce further strike action in Southern Rail dispute

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Rail union RMT has come out in support of the Aslef union strike on Southern Rail.

    The RMT told its own driver members not to book in for any shifts on Tuesday 1, Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 August - the same days as Aslef announced it would be striking.

    The strike is part of the on-going dispute in defence of the role of the guard.

    The unions want the guarantee of a second safety-critical member of staff on Southern services.

    Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “Yet again today RMT is forced to send Southern Rail a clear message that we will not allow them to strip the railway of a safety critical second member of staff on these vital rail services."

  10. BreakingMan jailed after paedophile hunter sting

    Bangladeshi student Mirza Beg, 29, jailed for 40 months for child grooming following sting by paedophile hunters.

    Beg arranged to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex at Bluewater shopping centre - instead he was met by the group The Hunted One.

  11. ICYMI: School in 'slave sale' row

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    School pupils were given lists of people "on sale" at a slave auction and asked to consider how many slaves they could buy for £100, attracting fierce criticism for their grammar school.

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    Video caption: School pupils asked to consider how many slaves they could buy for £100.
  12. Man arrested for aggravated burglary in Herne Bay

    Officers investigating a burglary in Herne Bay have arrested a man.Kent Police received a report of a burglary at business premises in William Street on 4 July. The 26-year-old man from Herne Bay was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary last night and currently remains in police custody.

  13. Send in the clouds

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Temperatures are rising over the weekend, but we won't see much sunshine.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Lucy Martin
  14. New technology to prevent accidents on railway tracks

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Shocking footage has been released showing youngsters taking pictures on and walking across railway lines.

    It comes as Network Rail and British Transport Police announce they're introducing new technology in the South East to send warnings to people on their mobile phones when they're approaching level crossings.

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    Video caption: New technology to try to stop accidents on level crossings
  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J11 for B2068 Hythe and J10 for A20.

    M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 London-bound between J11, B2068 (Hythe) and J10, A20 (Ashford South), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. This morning's Kent newspaper headlines

    Kent Online: 'Nothing can bring back dad, I just want answers'

    Kent News: alt-J Margate gig moved due to high demand

    Kent Live: Charlton boss defends playing two friendlies tomorrow