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  1. Updates on Monday 24 July

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  1. And it's goodnight from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    And that brings the first day of this working week to a close.

    Thank you for joining us, we'll be back tomorrow morning at 06:00 BST, bringing you all the local news, weather, travel and sport through to 22:00 BST.

    If you think there's something we need to know, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. 75-year-old leak mystery solved

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The cause of a mysterious leak at a church in Folkestone has finally been discovered.

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    Video caption: 75-year-old leak mystery solved
  3. Restaurants targeted in immigration raids

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Immigration officers have arrested four people in raids on two Indian restaurants in Kent.

    Officers visited Shozna Indian Cuisine in Maidstone Road, Rochester, and Humayra Indian Cuisine in Northwood Drive, Sittingbourne, at about 19:55 BST on 21 July.

    Shozna Indian restaurant, Rochester
    Image caption: Shozna Indian restaurant, Rochester

    Two men, aged 31 and 40, were arrested at Shozna, and two more men, aged 26 and 27, were arrested at Humayra.

    All four were found to have overstayed their student visas and are now awaiting deportation.

    Humayra Indian restaurant, Sittingbourne
    Image caption: Humayra Indian restaurant, Sittingbourne

    The owners of Shozna have been served with a penalty notice, which could leave them facing a fine of up to £20,000 per illegal immigrant that they employed.

    Quote Message: Using illegal labour is not victimless. It defrauds the taxpayer, undercuts honest businesses and cheats legitimate job seekers of employment opportunities. All of our operations are intelligence led and I would encourage people with detailed and specific information about illegal immigration to contact us." from Assistant Director Richard Lederle Head of the South East Immigration Enforcement team
    Assistant Director Richard LederleHead of the South East Immigration Enforcement team
  4. Make the most of the sunshine

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    After tomorrow's sunshine there's a lot of rain on the way for the rest of the week.

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    Video caption: Weather Rachel 1830
  5. Cliff fall casualty saved in dramatic rescue

    A person's been rescued after slipping from a ledge on the cliffs at Peacehaven, East Sussex.

    Coastguard rescue workers

    Newhaven and Birling Gap coastguard, along with the coastguard helicopter from Lydd, were called to the incident at 21:15 BST yesterday.

    As rescue workers were setting up a rope the person slipped further and was left clinging on by the fingers.

    A specialist rope rescue technician had to make an emergency descent to fit a harness to the casualty and then both people were winched up to safety.

    Daniel Moon sent us this picture and video.

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    Video caption: Cliff fall casualty saved in dramatic rescue
  6. 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 on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Missing: Have you seen Emerson?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police across Kent and East Sussex are looking for a teenager, who went missing from his home nearly a week ago.

    Emerson Brito, who's 16, was last seen at his home in Eastbourne on 19 July, when he went to bed around 23:00 BST.

    He left the house before anyone else the following morning.

    While he may still be in Eastbourne, it's thought he may have travelled to Tunbridge Wells.

    Emerson Brito
  8. 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
  9. 'The hardest thing was telling my daughter I was going to die'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A mole on his ear became a lethal cancer for this man from Kingsdown near Deal.

    Now he wants his story to be a warning for others.

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    Video caption: A Kent man is hoping his story will warn others, after a mole became terminal skin cancer
  10. 'He'd been shot seven times... four 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
  11. Summer's taking a holiday this week

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    After this morning's gloomy start it looks like tomorrow's going to be the best day of the week.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Georgina Burnett
  12. Teenager's hope for tumour treatment

    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
  13. People smuggling by air and water

    Colin Campbell

    Special Correspondent, BBC South East

    Migrants trying to cross the Channel are using increasingly sophisticated and desperate methods, with attempts foiled in the air and on the water this week.

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    Video caption: Migrants are using land and sea routes to try to get into Kent
  14. BreakingMan jailed for stalking Radio 2 DJ

    Simon Jones

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A stalker who sent a series of letters to BBC Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox has been jailed for 16 months for harassing her and for possessing indecent images of children.

    Anthony Collins, who's 50 and from Chatham in Kent, wrote in felt-tip pen asking her to invite him to the BBC studios.

    He said: 'Sara, I'm lonely. I have an extensive criminal record and to top all that I am seriously psychologically disturbed.'

    He told police he was attracted to Ms Cox, and wanted to be in the news.

    Officers also found indecent images of children printed from the internet in a bedside drawer at his house.

    Judge Martin Joy criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for failing to prosecute Collins for breaching previous restraining orders, saying it meant the court could not consider the danger the defendant posed.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A2 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A2 Kent westbound severe accident, between B255 and M25 J2 affecting A2260 Southfleet Road.

    A2 Kent - Three lanes closed and queuing traffic on A2 westbound in Bean between the B255 (Bean Interchange For Bluewater) junction and Darenth Interchange, because of an accident. Travel time is 20 minutes. Congestion to Northfleet.

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

  16. Witnesses sought to Dartford collision

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A seven-year-old boy needed treatment for head, wrist and hip injuries after being hit by a car in Dartford.

    The collision happened in Temple Hill Square last Friday afternoon.

    The driver did initially stop to check on the boy but police say he left the scene before any details were exchanged.

    They're asking any witnesses to get in touch.

  17. Thinking of buying a dog? Be careful who you get it from

    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