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  1. Updates on Wednesday 23 August 2017

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  1. That's it from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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

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  2. Tunbridge Wells death 'not suspicious'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Detectives investigating after a man was found dead at a campsite in Tunbridge Wells say they're not treating the death as suspicious.

    Police and ambulance crews were called to Powder Mill Lane just before 06:15 BST yesterday.

    The man was declared dead at the scene.

    A woman was taken to hospital where she's in a stable condition.

    Officers are asking anyone with information to get in touch.

  3. Gravesend woman going for gold

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A Kent Modern Pentathlete, ranked number two in the world, is hoping her success continues at the World Championships in Egypt.

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    Video caption: Kent Modern Pentathlete competes in World Championships
  4. 'If I get better, I'm going to need these GCSEs'

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Dover teenager Kelly Turner has had 27 rounds of chemotherapy, but she wasn't going to let that stop her taking her GCSEs.

    The 17-year-old gets her results tomorrow.

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    Video caption: 'If I get better, I'm going to need these GCSEs'
  5. Ain't no sunshine?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    Is the sun going to reappear for the end of the week?

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  6. Transgender legal simplification plea

    Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney wants to cut the "bureaucratic burden" on people who are looking to change their legal gender.

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    Video caption: Former Boxing promoter wants it made easier to legally change gender
  7. #ICYMI: From teenage party to award-winning festival

    It started as a teenage house party.

    Now LeeFest is one of the South East's biggest music festivals.

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    Video caption: Large festival started as a house party
  8. 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
  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M26 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M26 Kent westbound severe accident, around J2A for A20.

    M26 Kent - M26 blocked and queuing traffic westbound around J2a A20, because of an accident.

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

  10. Some decent sunny spells to come

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    And feeling quite warm this afternoon too.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather South East
  11. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    Kent Online: Edinburgh Fringe's funniest jokes includes one-liner from Canterbury comic Mark Simmons

    Kent News: Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili among athletics heroes welcomed to Downing Street by Theresa May

    Kent Live: First pictures of the car fire that caused chaos on the M20

  12. Family awarded £20k payout after suicide

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    After a lengthy legal battle, the family of a mentally ill man who took his own life in 2013 have been awarded £20,000 in compensation for his death.

    You can read our full story here.

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    Video caption: Family of a man who took his own life are awarded with £20,000 payout
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Canterbury's plans for Britains first 'dementia village'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Britain's first purpose-built village for people with dementia could be created in Canterbury as part of the city's biggest ever housing project

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    Video caption: A village for people with dementia is planned for Canterbury
  16. Chef hailed as star of the future

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: Kent chef hailed as star of the future

    A chef from Broadstairs has just been hailed a star of the future by the Good Food Guide.

    Ben Crittenden owns Stark, which seats just 12 people.

  17. Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Beinn a' Chlachair

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    What started as a whim seven years ago has become a major project for a London-based photographer.

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  18. 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