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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Monday 14 August 2017

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    We're finished for another day, we'll be back again tomorrow morning from 06:00 with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. Publican's epic swim in honour of his sister

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A Maidstone publican is setting off on an epic swim to raise funds for the hospice named after his sister Demelza.

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    Video caption: A Maidstone publican is raising funds for a Kent hospice
  3. From teenage party to award-winning festival

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    It started as a teenage house party. Now LeeFest - which took place last weekend - is one of Kent's biggest music festivals.

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    Video caption: Large festival started as a house party
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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 closed coastbound at J7, A249 (Maidstone). In the roadworks area.

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

  5. Men arrested after Sittingbourne break-in

    Two men have been arrested by detectives investigating an attempted burglary in Sittingbourne.

    Police were called to a business in Gadby Road just before 02:00 BST on Tuesday 8 August.

    A 42-year-old and a 21-year-old were questioned and released while the investigation continues.

    Police say they seized a lock knife, five packets containing white and brown powder and drug paraphernalia during a search of a nearby car park.

  6. Teenage death in Cuba: 'He was so full of life'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Tributes have been paid to a teenage athlete from Whitstable who died in his sleep while on a school trip to Cuba.

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    Video caption: Kent teenager dies in his sleep in Cuba
  7. The rain returns

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    It looks like the rain is going to make a return, but it shouldn't be too bad.

    Watch my forecast to find out more.

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    Video caption: Rachel Mackley has the latest weather forecast for the south east
  8. Air show pilot 'wearing wrong sort of lifejacket'

    An air show pilot who ditched his plane into the sea got wedged in the cockpit because he was wearing the wrong sort of lifejacket, the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has found.

    The pilot was giving a display of balloon bursting when the plane lost power.

    The light aircraft came down in shallow water off Herne Bay during a display in the town on 14 August 2016.

    The pilot's lifejacket then inflated automatically inside the plane.

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    Video caption: Plane crashes into sea at air show
  9. Did you see M20 collision?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are looking for witnesses to a collision between a lorry and a motorbike on the M20.

    Emergency crews were called to the London-bound carriageway near Wrotham Hill just after 15:15 BST yesterday.

    The motorcyclist, a man in his 40s, was seriously hurt.

    He's in a stable condition in hospital in London.

    Officers want to hear from anyone who what happened.

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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J3 for A229 Chatham and J4 for A278.

    M2 Kent - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M2 coastbound between J3, A229 (Chatham) and J4, A278 (Gillingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    Kent Online: Appeal for witnesses after M20 lorry and motorbike crash

    Kent News: 'Future Olympians being held back' by Kent's lack of 50-metre swimming pool

    Kent Live: Far-right group Britain First is planning a Ramsgate rally

  12. Some changeable weather on the way

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    There could be the odd rumble of thunder tonight but staying fairly mild.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather for the South East
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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A228 Strood and J3 for A229 Chatham.

    M2 Kent - One lane closed on M2 coastbound between J2, A228 (Strood) and J3, A229 (Chatham), because of a collapsed manhole. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. ICYMI: Part-time soldiers put new skills into action

    Part-time soldiers from Kent, Sussex and Surrey have spent two weeks training alongside the US military in Michigan

    The reserve battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal regiment have been taking part in an exercise designed to get NATO forces practicing working alongside each other.

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    Video caption: Part-time soldiers put new skills into action
  15. Tributes to 'wonderful' pupil who's died in Cuba

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Tributes are being paid to a Kent student who died in his sleep on a school trip to Cuba.

    Alex Holliday, who was in Year 10 at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar in Faversham, died during the early hours of Friday in a hotel room in Havana.

    Thirty students from the school were taking part in a trip to study marine ecology.

    The school's headteacher has paid tribute to Alex, saying he "will leave behind a huge void".

    Quote Message: Alex was a wonderful person, unfailingly polite and courteous and keen to engage in the wider life of the school, particularly in sport.
    Quote Message: It goes without saying that he will be deeply missed by his classmates and all of the staff at Queen Elizabeth's. Staff, students and Governors at Queen Elizabeth's offer their condolences to Alex's family at this most difficult of times, they are very much in our thoughts." from David Anderson Headteacher
    David AndersonHeadteacher
  16. Animal welfare group's victory over CCTV

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A Kent-based animal welfare group is claiming victory after the government announced plans for compulsory CCTV cameras in slaughterhouses.

    Animal Aid says the move will help stop the illegal cruelty they've exposed through undercover filming.

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    Video caption: Animal welfare group's victory over slaughterhouse CCTV
  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A228 Strood and J3 for A229 Chatham.

    M2 Kent - One lane closed on M2 coastbound between J2, A228 (Strood) and J3, A229 (Chatham), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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