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  1. Updates on Tuesday 22 August 2017

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  1. That's it from us

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining the team - we'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 BST with all your news, travel, sport and weather.

    We'll be here until 22:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

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  2. Large fire hits Northfleet derelict building

    Homes have been evacuated as firefighters battle a large fire in a residential area in Northfleet.

    Plumes of black smoke can be seen rising from what is believed to be a derelict leisure centre in Nelson Road.

    Local residents have been advised to keep windows and doors shut due to the large amount of smoke in the area.

  3. Part-time soldiers put new skills into action

    Amanda Akass

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    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
  4. Valuables and stories to be discovered in shipwreck

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A ship excavation is expected to reveal a "treasure trove" of items and stories from Europe's global trading history.

    An international team of maritime archaeologists are diving, excavating and recording the wreck of Dutch ship the Rooswijk off the Kent coast.

    All 300 shipmen died when the vessel, carrying coins and silver ingots, sank on Goodwin Sands in January 1740.

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    Video caption: A ship is to be fully excavated after more than 250 on the bottom of the sea

    Never before have any of the Dutch East India Company's 250 wrecks been scientifically excavated on this scale.

    Historic England is working with the Dutch government to discover more about the vessel as part of its #Rooswijk1740 project.

  5. Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East

    Figures obtained by the BBC show an increase of more than 60% in the past three years.

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    Video caption: Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East
  6. Kent mother's petition for still born babies to be registered

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    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
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, between J31 for A1306 and J1A for A206 affecting halfway to J29 A127.

    M25 Essex - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) and J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of an accident involving lorry and a car. Congestion to halfway, Romford.

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

  8. 'It's a challenge to break even'

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    The summer's been a washout, and local businesses are paying for it.

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    Video caption: 'It's a challenge to break even'
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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, after J3 for M20.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise after J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of a broken down lorry. Congestion to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange).

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

  10. 'Foolish' level crossing-hopping learner driver convicted

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    Video caption: 'Foolish' level crossing-hopping learner driver convicted

    A learner driver has been banned from driving - before she even got her licence - after crashing through a level crossing barrier.

    Adenike Akingbogun, 44, of Monarch Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent, drove on to the crossing in Purfleet in Essex on Christmas Eve when the warning lights were flashing.

    As the barriers came down behind and in front of her car she made the decision to reverse - crashing through the barrier and ramming the vehicle behind her.

    British Transport Police said Akingbogun, who was with a qualified driver at the time, caused £1,100 of damage to the barrier. It was a "rather foolish manoeuvre", it said.

    She was convicted of driving a motor vehicle dangerously, fined £420 plus costs and was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

  11. 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
  12. What's this afternoon's weather going to be like?

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    It should be bright and warm. Here's my lunch-time forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunch-time weather forecast with Georgina Burnett
  13. Cancer victim sues his former employers

    A Kent man, who's dying from cancer at the age of 57, is suing his former employers for compensation, claiming he was exposed to asbestos.

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    Video caption: A man dying from cancer is suing his former employers