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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Thursday 27 July 2017

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  1. It's nearly Friday

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it for Thursday, thanks for spending time with us today.

    We'll be back from 06:00 BST tomorrow to help you through Friday, all the way to 22:00 BST.

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

  2. 'Predators see lights off and they see an opportunity'

    Chrissie Reidy

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A Ramsgate teenager caught the man who attacked her by using her mobile phone. But would it have happened if there had been better street lighting?

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    Video caption: A Ramsgate teenager, attacked as she walked home, calls for better street lighting
  3. 'The hardest thing was telling my daughter I was going to die'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A mole on an 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
  4. 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.

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    Video caption: Migrants are using land and sea routes to try to get into Kent
  5. ICYMI: Lauren's feet kept growing, but nobody could explain why

    A doctor diagnosed Lauren with a condition that only affects about 60 people out of every million, just by looking at Facebook.

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    Video caption: A doctor diagnosed a rare tumour just by looking at Facebook.
  6. Cannabis gang jailed

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A cannabis operation, which included two farms in Kent, was the largest yet discovered in the UK, according to police.

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    Video caption: Fourteen men have been jailed for a total of 90 years for growing cannabis
  7. It's getting wet, wet, wet

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    I'd suggest your weekend plans include something indoors for Saturday.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Nina Ridge
  8. '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
  9. 'Wait till she shows you how she can bat'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    From being the only girl in a boys' team in Sandwich, to being Player of the Tournament in England's World Cup winning side, opening bat Tammy Beaumont is putting women's cricket on the map.

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    Video caption: Dover's Tammy Beaumont wins World Cup and is Player of the Tournament
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    Video caption: Tributes to Kent teenager found dead on railway line

    Investigations are continuing into the death of Taiyah Pebbles.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A206 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A206 Kent both ways severe disruption, at A282 affecting M25 J4.

    A206 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A206 Littlebrook Interchange in Dartford at the A282 junction, because of emergency repairs to a collapsed gully. On the roundabout. Congestion on A21 to Orpington and to the Marsh Street junction.

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

  12. All aboard! Southern train tops overcrowding list

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    The country's most overcrowded train is a Southern service running through Sussex and into London, new figures reveal.

    The 07:16 service from East Grinstead to London Bridge typically squeezes 1,366 people into a dozen carriages designed for 640.

    The Department for Transport, which released these figures, said additional carriages cannot be added to the train but when the Thameslink Programme is completed next year there will be extra services on routes south of London to boost capacity.

    Southern train

    It's not the only local service to face overcrowding, the 06:57 Brighton to Bedford and 16:26 Bedford to Brighton trains both feature in the list of the 10 busiest trains in England and Wales.

    The figures relate to standard class passengers on weekday services in autumn last year. The average proportion of passengers carried in excess of capacity on peak services in major cities was 3.8%.

    Quote Message: People are rightly angry that they pay more in fares year after year, but never get a seat, and have to stand crammed into someone else's armpit. With such high levels of overcrowding, the Government cannot expect people to pay for yet another fares hike in January." from Lianna Etkind Campaign for Better Transport
    Lianna EtkindCampaign for Better Transport
  13. Sunny afternoon

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    The cloud's lifting to give us a nice afternoon.

    Here's my forecast forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  14. 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
  15. Protest over town regeneration plan

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    People protesting outside a town hall

    About 100 people took part in a protest outside Tunbridge Wells Town Hall last night, angry over council plans to redevelop the area.

    People had to be turned away from a full council meeting discussing proposals to build a new civic centre, theatre and car park near Calverley Grounds.

    The council says the regeneration plans will be available for public consultation.

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    Severe accident: A21 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A21 Kent both ways severe accident, between Cuckoo Lane and A262.

    A21 Kent - A21 in Lamberhurst blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between the Cuckoo Lane junction and Forstal Farm Roundabout, because of an accident.

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

  17. This morning's Kent newspaper headlines

    Stack of newspapers (generic)

    Kent Online: Petition calls for Kent Wildlife Trust chief Michael Bax to resign

    Kent News: Ebbsfleet Development Corporation to pump £30m into electricity sub stations to supply garden city

    Kent Live: Radnor Park play area has finally opened in Folkestone and people are loving it

  18. 'Making a Buzz' for endangered bees

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A bee

    Almost £1m of lottery funding is to be spent on helping protect endangered bumblebees in Kent.

    The Making a Buzz project will create a habitat for bees and other pollinating insects across 400 hectares.

    Kent is a hot spot for the rarest of bumblebee species.

    The Bumblebee Conservation Trust says they're crucial to the local economy and fruit industry.