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  2. Live updates on Wednesday 25 October

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  1. Good night from the South East Live team

    Thanks for joining us, we'll be back again tomorrow morning at 06:00 BST with more news, sport, travel and weather for the South East.

  2. Envelope update

    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 - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of all traffic being temporarily held and an overturned vehicle.

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

  3. Soldier claims he was sent to war zone with PTSD

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A Kent soldier says he was sent to fight in Afghanistan despite showing serious signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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    Video caption: Kent soldier says he was sent to war zone suffering from PTSD
  4. Henna 'crown' for Hove cancer patient

    For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult and upsetting consequence. But now, there’s a new alternative to wigs and hats.

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    Video caption: Henna crowns 'make women feel beautiful'
  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J1A for A206 and J31 for A1306.

    M25 Kent - Two lanes closed on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A206 (Erith) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of an accident.

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

  6. Walking on sunshine

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    The weather is astonishingly mild and sunny for the end of October.

    But will it last?

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather Rachel
  7. Disabled woman says benefits cut left her housebound

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman from Kent who relies on a specially adapted mobility car to get to work, says the decision to stop funding it has left her housebound.

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    Video caption: A disabled woman says she's housebound after her funding was cut.
  8. RSPCA 'struggling to cope' with rise of abandoned reptiles in South East

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Boa constrictors, corn snakes and bearded dragons are increasingly popular as pets but the RSPCA warns many owners don't know how to look after them, putting huge pressure on their reptile rescue centre near Brighton.

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    Video caption: Rescue centre in Brighton under pressure due to rise in abandoned reptiles
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A322 Lightwater and J4 for A331.

    M3 Surrey - Slow traffic on M3 southbound between J3, A322 (Lightwater) and J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey northbound severe accident, between J3 for A322 Lightwater and J2 for M25.

    M3 Surrey - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M3 London-bound between J3, A322 (Lightwater) in Lightwater and J2 M25 in Surrey, because of an accident.

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

  11. Today's South East newspaper headlines

    Pile of newspapers

    Kent Online: Drug den in Folkestone subway cleared away by Shepway District Council

    Get Surrey: Dog walker reunited with 'quick-thinking' army officers who saved his life after being found suffering hypothermia in field

    The Argus: Council evicts van dwellers from Brighton green spaces

    Kent Live: A winning lottery ticket worth £1 million is still yet to be claimed in Dover

    Crawley Observer: Secret of a long life? Being born and brought up in leafy Horsham

    Sussex Express: Green transport ... wind power brings Portugese olive oil to Sussex

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, after J5 for M26.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise after J5 M26, because of a broken down lorry.

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

  13. Police appeal: Elderly woman assaulted

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    An elderly woman was punched in the face in Eastbourne.

    Sussex Police are appealing for help in finding the man who hit her.

    The victim, a local woman in her 60s, stopped off the bus at Wheelbarrow Castle and was approached by a man at the cross roads on Saturday at about 19:15 BST.

    The woman was punched and pushed to the floor, causing cuts and bruises to her face.

    The suspect is described as a white man, about 30-years-old with curly hair. He was wearing a parka coat with a hood.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between A260 and Lydden Hill.

    A2 Kent - A2 Dover Road in Womenswold blocked and slow traffic eastbound between the A260 junction and the Lydden Hill junction, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  15. Protest to keep post office open in St Leonards

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Campaigners who want to keep a Crown Post Office branch in St Leonards have staged a protest against its proposed sale and franchise.

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    Video caption: Protest to keep post office open in St Leonards