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Summary

  1. Our updates for the day have now ended
  2. Updates on Wednesday 9 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for tonight

    Thank you for joining us today - we'll be back at 06:00 BST with more news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

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  2. Mum-of-three shot in Brazil 'lucky to be alive'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A mum-of-three from Gravesend is still in hospital in Brazil after being shot in front of her husband and children.

    Doctors say Eloise Dixon is lucky to be alive.

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    Video caption: Kent mum-of-three "lucky to be alive"
  3. Project to help protect future of bees

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Almost £1m of lottery funding is being spent on helping protect endangered bumblebees.

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    Video caption: Kent project to help protect future of bees
  4. Landslip causes rail problems

    A landslip at Cuxton means all lines are blocked, according to Southeastern.

    It means that no trains are able to run between Strood and Maidstone West.

    Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

  5. #ICYMI: 'I live with the guilt of a man's death'

    Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life.

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    Video caption: Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life
  6. Deal sailor named in GB blind sailing team

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Sailing is a skill that demands accuracy, fine judgement and courage, especially if you're blind.

    Just ask Catherine Westbrook, who's been chosen to represent the country at the Blind Sailing World Championships.

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    Video caption: Deal sailor named in GB blind sailing team
  7. Military mission in Michigan

    Dan Maclaren

    BBC Live reporter

    Part-time soldiers from Kent, Sussex and Surrey will be taking part in a live firing practice battle in the US state of Michigan.

    The reservists from the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment will be supported by the full range of American military hardware - including helicopters, heavy artillery, and fighter jets.

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    Video caption: South East soldiers will be taking part in a live firing practice battle in the US
  8. Tributes paid to man who died attempting to swim English Channel

    The girlfriend of a man who died while trying to cross the English Channel as part of an endurance event has described him as "kind, generous and loyal" and says she hopes he is remembered for all of his sporting achievements.

    Lola Lewis says Douglas Waymark had prepared "meticulously" for the Enduroman event which sees athletes attempt to run, swim and cycle the 300 miles from London to Paris.

    Mr Waymark got into difficulty about halfway across the Channel on Monday.

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    Video caption: Lola Lewis speaks about why she loved Doug Waymark so much.
  9. Man sought in connection with Whitstable attack

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Detectives investigating an assault in a bar in Whitstable have released this image of a man they would like to speak to.

    E fit image

    The attack is alleged to have happened in a bar in Oxford Street at 17:15 BST on Thursday 27 July.

    Police say a man in his 20s was assaulted.

    He needed treatment for cuts and scratches to his face.

  10. There's some drier weather on the way

    Sarah Keith-Lucas

    Weather presenter

    There'll be a few more showers first though.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Evening weather for the South East
  11. Schoolgirl completes peaks challenge

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    Video caption: Lauren Richardson one of youngest radio hams in country

    A 12-year-old girl from Kent has become the youngest person to climb all of the 214 Cumbrian peaks listed in Alfred Wainwright's famous guide to the Lakeland Fells.

    But for Lauren Richardson, who's from Hoo, it's been an achievement with a difference.

    She's one of the country's youngest amateur radio operators and at the summit of each peak she made radio contact with other "radio hams"

  12. 'It's shedding light, it's not gloomy'

    Robin Gibson

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    What's it like to suffer from a long-term illness which no-one else can see?

    An exhibition at a Medway art gallery tries to explain.

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    Video caption: Chatham art gallery hosts exhibition on invisible illnesses
  13. Cycling sensation Kiera Byland competes in Special Olympics

    She's already a Special Olympics superstar, but 18-year-old Kiera Byland is on the hunt for more gold medals.

    Last night she co-hosted the opening ceremony in Sheffield for over 2,600 athletes from across the country.

    Today she's competing in the 10k time trial.

    It wasn't easy for Kiera growing up with learning difficulties, but when she discovered cycling, her life changed dramatically.

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    Video caption: Special Olympics Cyclist, Kiera Byland
  14. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe congestion, at the Dartford Tunnel affecting J3 for M20.

    M25 Kent - Long delays and stop-start traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel. Travel time is around 30 minutes. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

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

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    Severe accident: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe accident, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A229 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A229 Kent both ways severe accident, at Knight Rider Street affecting B2012 Staceys Street.

    A229 Kent - A229 Upper Stone Street in Maidstone closed and queuing traffic at the Knight Rider Street junction, because of an accident. Congestion to White Rabbit Roundabout, on A249 Wat Tyler Way to the A20 Ashford Road junction and to the Old Tovil Road junction.

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

  17. Rain, rain, rain

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    Heavy rain will persist into the evening, but it will become gradually drier overnight, with some showers in the morning.

    Kate Kinsella has the weather forecast.

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    Video caption: A wet afternoon for the South East