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  2. Updates on Friday 25 August 2017

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  1. A feast for all the senses

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Boing Festival comes to Canterbury this weekend.

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    Video caption: The Boing Festival takes place in Canterbury this weekend
  2. Six London rail terminals closed or disrupted over weekend

    Major disruption on the railways will peak this weekend, with key stations in London, and services to and from Wales and the north of England due to be heavily affected by engineering work.

    Up to 17,000 Network Rail staff will be working on a major scheme of engineering works across the Bank Holiday.

    There will be no trains to London on the West Coast Mainline on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August, and Euston Station will close entirely.

    "Significant maintenance work" will also be carried out between Watford Junction and Euston at the same time.

    London Waterloo has already seen some of the worst problems in August, with fewer trains running from Saturday 5. Work will continue until Monday 28, as part of a £800m project to increase capacity at the station.

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    Video caption: Bank holiday engineering works
  3. ICYMI: Hassan Zubier says he’s 'no hero' after being caught up in Finland attack

    A British paramedic who was repeatedly stabbed as he came to the aid of a woman caught up in the terror attack in the Finnish city of Turku has said he’s “not a hero”.

    Hassan Zubier, who was born in Kent, said: “I heard a really loud, heart-breaking scream. So I turned around and I saw one of the girls running… the first thing that I thought of was okay, this is a terrorist attack.”

    Mr Zubier went to the aid of a woman who had been badly injured. He was stabbed repeatedly as he tended to her.

    “I’m not a hero. I’m just a human being who cares for other human beings,” he said.

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    Video caption: Hassan Zubier says he’s “no hero” after being caught up in Finland attack
  4. Criticism over G4S hospice decision

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A Government minister has criticised the security company G4S for refusing to take patients to hospices in Kent as part of their £90m NHS contract to provide non-emergency transport.

    The company argues that hospice care is not provided by the NHS so does not fall within their remit.

    Greg Clark, the MP for Tunbridge Wells, says the transport company should show some compassion.

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    Video caption: A Government minister has criticised the security company G4S over its hospice decision.
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    Severe disruption: A20 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A20 Kent both ways severe disruption, between Ash Lane and Pells Lane.

    A20 Kent - A20 London Road in Stansted partially blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the Ash Lane junction and the Pells Lane junction, because of a building fire.

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

  6. Update: Police appeal after man's body found in sea

    Kent Police say they are no longer appealing for information about a man whose body was found in the English Channel on Sunday 13 August.

    The force says it has now located the man's next of kin.

  7. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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  8. Kent mother's petition for still born babies to be registered

    A mother from Kent is campaigning for stillborn babies to be registered after losing her son at just 20 weeks.

    UK law only allows babies born after 24 weeks to be registered but Lisa, from Canterbury, is campaigning to change the system.

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    Video caption: Kent mother's campaign for stillborn babies to be registered
  9. This pub is big, really big

    It's the largest Wetherspoons pub in Britain and it's about to open in Ramsgate.

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    Video caption: The largest Wetherspoons in the country opens in Ramsgate
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    Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, between J31 for A1306 and J1A for A206.

    M25 Essex - Queuing traffic on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) and J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of an accident involving a lorry and two cars earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J28, A1023 (Brook Street Roundabout).

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

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    Severe accident: A20 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A20 Kent both ways severe accident, at Church Street.

    A20 Kent - Queuing traffic on A20 King Street in both directions in Maidstone at the Church Street junction, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to the A229 Bishops Way junction and to the A249 Wat Tyler Way junction.

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

  12. What has the weather got in store this bank holiday?

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    Weather presenter

    Well it's looking lovely and warm for the most part.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: South East lunchtime weather
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    Severe accident: A28 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A28 Kent both ways severe accident, near Nethergong Hill.

    A28 Kent - A28 Island Road in Upstreet closed and slow traffic in both directions near the Nethergong Hill junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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