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  1. The end of another week

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks very much for joining us - we'll be back on Monday at 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Hawks help heroes

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Birds of prey are being used to help former servicemen and women overcome issues of post traumatic stress or even just cope with a return to civilian life.

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    Video caption: Birds of prey are being used to help veterans cope with a return to civilian life.
  3. Unearthing Thanet's lost treasures

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Margate’s mysterious caves are set to re-open after a 13-year closure.

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    Video caption: Margate's caves could reopen after a 13-year gap
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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M2 Kent - Two lanes closed on M2 London-bound between J3, A229 (Chatham) and J2, A228 (Strood), because of emergency repairs.

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

  5. Kittens found in car engine after 300-mile trip

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    An Ashford family travelling back from the Netherlands became suspicious after their car engine started purring like a kitten...three kittens in fact.

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    Video caption: Kittens stowed away in car engine travelling from Netherlands to Berkshire
  6. Wet, dry or windy?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    What's the weather got in store for us this weekend?

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  7. Putting the canter in Canterbury

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Theatre sensation War Horse is galloping into Canterbury to begin its first UK tour.

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    Video caption: Canterbury is the first leg of the play's inaugural UK tour.
  8. East Kent hospital boss quits

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    Matthew Kershaw

    The boss of a hospital trust in Kent has resigned.

    Matthew Kershaw left his post as chief executive of the East Kent Hospitals Trust today.

    The trust runs hospitals in Margate, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover and Folkestone.

    Despite a number of improvements across the trust its A&E department is currently the worst performing emergency department in England.

  9. Do school figures add up?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Schools across the South East have been told how their funding will be calculated by the government.

    The new formula, announced today to replace that originally published in July, now includes a minimum amount for each pupil, on average £3,500 in primary schools and £4,800 in secondaries.

    For East Sussex the Department for Education says those numbers are likely to be £3,723 and £4,941 per pupil.

    In West Sussex it's £3,677 and £4,756 a head.

    The Department for Education says the figures for Kent will be £3,724 and £4,781 per pupil.

    In the South East's two unitary authorities, Brighton and Hove will receive £3,858 and £5,026 for each primary and secondary child respectively, while Medway will receive £3,807 and £5,019 a head.

    Justine Greening in the Commons
    Image caption: Education secretary Justine Greening

    Education secretary Justine Greening says overall an extra £1.3bn has been found for schools, but opposition politicians say this isn't enough.

    Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
    Image caption: Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP for Brighton Kemptown
    Quote Message: The majority of my schools are getting 0.9% increase. Most commentators say education inflation is at least 2%. There is no point having a fair funding formula if there's not enough money in the pot.' from Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown
    Lloyd Russell-MoyleLabour MP for Brighton Kemptown
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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26.

    M25 Surrey - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of a broken down car and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

  11. Mum calls for change in organ donation law

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The mother of a five-month old baby who died because she needed a heart transplant is calling for the organ donation law to be changed.

    Almost two million people are on the register but their family's consent is still needed before a donation.

    In the last 10 years 330 people have died while waiting for a transplant in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

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    Video caption: Mum calls for change in organ donation law
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    Severe accident: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe accident, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of an accident involving car and lorry.

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - Stationary traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down vehicle and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

  14. Arrests over cancer collection tin thefts

    Hamish Mureddu-Reid

    BBC News Online, South East

    Two people have been arrested after collection tins raising money for life-saving treatment for a teenager who has a rare form of cancer were stolen.

    Kelly Turner, 17, from Dover, was diagnosed with desmoplastic small round cell tumour in 2015.

    Hundreds of thousands of pounds have so far been raised in support of her family's appeal for £1m to pay for specialist treatment in the US.

    Two men, aged 25 and 33, have been arrested, Kent Police said.

    The 25-year-old man from Dover has been charged with theft and is due to appear before Medway magistrates later.

    The 33-year-old remains in police custody.

    Kelly Turner
  15. Commuters rule the waves

    Charlotte Wright

    Reporter, BBC South East

    Would you rather be sitting on the dock of the bay instead of the station platform?

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    Video caption: A new Thames clipper service is trialled between north Kent and London
  16. Win will help daughter

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Winning the lottery really will change the lives of this young couple from Maidstone, but they're not planning a spending spree.

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    Video caption: Maidstone couple celebrate lottery win
  17. A wave of inspiration

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Ross Andrews has built a reputation for creating giant works of art on the beaches of east Kent - huge patterns that only last as long as it takes for the tide to come in and wash them away.

    Now the artist has taken his work into the sea, and inside waves as they break.

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    Video caption: Ross Andrews' latest art project involves snapping shots of waves as they break
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    Video caption: West Coast main line: Long delays after Harrow fire

    Fire at a timber yard in north-west London has caused major disruption to the West Coast main line.