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  1. Updates Thursday 24 August 2017

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  1. That's it from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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

    Is there anything you'd like to tell us about?

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. Debate shifts over Sands

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Port of Dover says it will now source some of the sand for a massive building project from elsewhere, after plans to dredge the Goodwins sparked furious opposition.

    But it's adamant some material will have to come from the site near Deal.

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    Video caption: The Port of Dover rethinks plans to dredge the Goodwins
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Chef hailed as star of the future

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    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.

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    Video caption: Kent chef hailed as star of the future
  7. Walking on sunshine?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    It's looking bright for the bank holiday weekend.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  8. Police trying to trace family of man found in sea

    Police are trying to trace the family of a man after his body was found in the English Channel.

    The remains were found seven miles off Dover on 13 August, and have since been identified as Daniel Mark Beggs, who was 42 and from Clacton in Essex.

    Detectives have so far been unable to trace his family, despite contacting the NHS and Essex Police.

    Quote Message: We are not treating Daniel's death as suspicious but it is a priority for us to locate his family. We do all that we can to notify the next of kin immediately following a death and in most cases are successful. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, on this occasion we have no further lines of enquiry that we can follow." from Detective Sergeant Stuart Ward Kent Police
    Detective Sergeant Stuart WardKent Police
  9. School uniform help

    A community wardrobe has been set up in Sittingbourne to help parents struggling with the costs of school uniform.

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    Video caption: Uniform
  10. Canterbury's plans for Britains first 'dementia village'

    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
  11. Two children among four rescued from fire

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Two women and two children have been rescued from a fire at a house in Tonbridge.

    Fire crews were called to East Street in the early hours of this morning where the fire had started in the kitchen.

    A member of the public helped them rescue the four people from the roof.

    Kent Fire and Rescue said the whole property has been heavily damaged by smoke.

  12. 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.

  13. GCSE results: Half a million pupils get their grades

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    More than half a million teenagers will learn their GCSE results this morning.

    It's the first year of a new grading system in maths and English.

    But some education experts have concerns.

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    Video caption: GCSE results: Half a million pupils to get their grades
  14. Sunny spells and staying dry

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    More of the same tomorrow too.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: South East lunchtime weather
  15. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    Kent Online: 'I'm not sexualising my daughter'

    Kent News: Women and children climbed onto roof to escape terrifying Tonbridge house fire

    Kent Live: A driver from Dover was VERY unhappy about being clamped for not having tax

  16. Send us your GCSE results photos and videos

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Students at Charles Dickens School

    Thousands of you are collecting your GCSE results today from schools and colleges across Kent.

    If you've been to get yours, send us your stories, pictures and videos.

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  17. #ICYMI: From teenage party to award-winning festival

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    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
  18. Do you recognise these men?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

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    These two men are being sought by police investigating a burglary at a shopping centre in Greenhithe.

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    It's reported to have happened at a Watchfinder store at about 16:50 BST on Saturday 19 August.

    A number of Rolex watches were stolen.

    Detectives say the would like to speak to the two men pictured, or anyone else who recognises them.

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