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  2. Live updates on Monday 17 July 2017

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  1. That's all folks

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today.

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

    If there's anything you'd like to tell us about, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. River Rother rower's rather big challenge

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A 95-year-old former World War Two pilot from Wittersham is about to set off on an epic rowing challenge.

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    Video caption: 95-year-old undertakes epic rowing challenge
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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J5 for A249 Sittingbourne.

    M2 Kent - M2 exit slip road closed coastbound at J5, A249 (Sittingbourne), because of recovery work.

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

  4. 'He'd been shot 7 times...4 pellets remain in his skull'

    Alex Bish

    Investigative journalist, BBC South East

    The animals killed or maimed by the irresponsible use of airguns, with the South East one of the worst areas of the country for attacks.

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

    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
  6. George Low: Parents tell of shock over release of murder suspect

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    Video caption: George Low: Parents tell of shock over release of suspected killer

    The parents of a man murdered in Cyprus have expressed their shock over the release of a murder suspect in the northern part of the island.

    Estate agent George Low, 22, from Dartford, was killed near a nightclub in Ayia Napa in Cyprus in August.

    An arrest warrant was issued for Sali Ahmet, 42, who fled to the north with a second suspect, Mehmet Akpinar, 22.

    They were arrested there for an unrelated offence but both were allowed to leave without being charged.

    Here's my extended interview with Martyn and Helen Low.

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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J7 for A249 Maidstone.

    M20 Kent - M20 exit slip road blocked coastbound at J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Feeling Hot Hot Hot

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There's another hot day in store tomorrow, but thunderstorms could be on the way.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather 1830
  9. Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

    Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone.

    Many people live with hidden disabilities - conditions which don't have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in short supply.

    BBC Radio Kent's Erika North explains what it's like to have a hidden disability.

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    Video caption: 'You don't look sick enough to park there!' - the radio presenter with a hidden disabilty
  10. Taxi driver assaulted by teenage girls

    Two 16-year-old girls from Ashford have been charged with assault on a taxi driver in Betherden.

    Both girls have been charged with assaulting a man, and one of them has also been charged with causing criminal damage.

    The pair, who are both from the Ashford area, have been bailed to appear at Folkestone Youth Court on 1 August.

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    Severe accident: A2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A2 Kent eastbound severe accident, between A256 and A258.

    A2 Kent - A2 in Guston blocked and slow traffic eastbound between the A256 junction and the A258 junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

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    Severe congestion: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe congestion, between J1A for A282 and J31 for A1306 affecting J3 for M20.

    M25 Kent - Delays on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock). Travel time is 25 to 30 minute. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

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

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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J5 for A249 Sittingbourne.

    M2 Kent - M2 exit slip road partially blocked and busy but moving coastbound at J5, A249 (Sittingbourne), because of an overturned lorry.

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

  14. What can tennis do for you?

    #GetInspired

    Have you been inspired by the tennis you've seen at Wimbledon over the past two weeks?

    Why not see what the power of what getting into tennis can do.....

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    Video caption: 'Tennis saved my life'

    And if you want to find out about how to get into tennis yourself, take a look at the BBC Get Inspired guide

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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J5 for A249 Sittingbourne.

    M2 Kent - M2 exit slip road partially blocked and slow traffic coastbound at J5, A249 (Sittingbourne), because of an overturned lorry.

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

  16. 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
  17. Nine million cigarettes smuggled illegally

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A lorry driver who smuggled millions of cigarettes into the UK inside air filter units, evading £2.5m in duty, has been jailed for three years.

    Andrzej Krasnodebski, 45, was arrested by Border Force officers at Dover Eastern Docks in June.

    Andrzej Krasnodebski

    Officers discovered 1,056 cardboard boxes on the lorry containing filters. Each one had 9,000 cigarettes hidden inside.

    HMRC investigated and discovered the import documents were false and the legitimate UK business named on the paperwork was not expecting a delivery of air filters.

    Krasnodebski pleaded guilty to evading excise duty and was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court.

  18. Warning to dog owners

    Calls to the RSPCA complaining about unscrupulous puppy sales have risen in the South East.

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    Video caption: Complaints about puppy dealers in the South East are rising
  19. A sunny afternoon

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    There's plenty of sunshine for the next 24 hours, but watch out for thunderstorms tomorrow evening.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Georgina Burnett