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  1. Updates on Monday 27 June 2016

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  1. That's it from Kent Live for today

    Bob Dale

    Thanks for joining us today. We'll be back from 09:00 BST tomorrow, with news, sport and weather updates throughout the day.

    Meanwhile, if you see something you think we should know about you can tweet us, email us or send us a message on Facebook.    

  2. Gearing up for Hampton Court

    It's just a week until the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

    But will the BBC Radio Kent garden be ready in time?

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    Video caption: The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is just a week away
  3. Tomorrow morning's weather

    BBC Weather

    It looks like it will be a dry start in Kent tomorrow with some rain predicted for the end of the day. For a more detailed forecast visit here.

    Rain forecast
  4. Travel this afternoon

    BBC Travel

    Take a look at how roads are faring in Kent on the BBC Travel website.

    Travel map
  5. Brexit leaders 'have no plans'

    Stuart Maisner

    Thanet North Conservative MP, Sir Roger Gale, has said he considered resigning over the referendum result and is critical about a lack of strategy for the future.

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    Video caption: Sir Roger Gale on Brexit
  6. Operation Stack - the musical?

    Kent On Sunday

    Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales has been turned into a musical - using commuter misery from Operation Stack as an inspiration. Read Kent On Sunday's story here.

    'Stacked' at Marlowe Theatre
    Image caption: 'Stacked' at Marlowe Theatre
  7. What's Icelandic for 'you're not singing anymore'?

    That's a question John and Maggie put to the Icelandic Ambassador, when he appeared on the BBC Radio Kent breakfast show, ahead of England's Euro 2016 game this evening.

    Thordur Oskarsson also told them he and his staff won't be watching the match at a glitzy event at the embassy.

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    Video caption: the Icelandic Embassador chats to John and Maggie
  8. Family pay tribute to 'sweet, loyal, decent man'

    The family of 21-year-old Owain Boughtwood, who died after a crash in Nonington, have paid tribute to him.

    His Volkswagen Polo was involved in a single vehicle crash on the Sandwich Road in the early hours of Friday 24 June. He was taken to Kings College Hospital in London but later died of his injuries.  

    In a statement his family said: "All those who had the good fortune to know Owain recognised how much of a sweet, loyal and decent man he was. He will be greatly missed by all those that knew and loved him."  

    Picture of Owain Boughtwood
    Image caption: Owain Boughtwood died after a crash on Friday
  9. Moving border controls: 'It'll be a disaster'

    Stuart Maisner

    James Hookham of the Freight Transport Association has said he's very concerned about the impact Brexit might have on moving border controls back to Dover.

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    Video caption: Freight Transport Association on moving borders
  10. 'Surge in migrants'

    The Brexit decision could see a surge of migrants trying to enter the UK from France amid fears the Anglo-French border could end up like the Berlin Wall, the head of Eurotunnel has said.

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    Video caption: Eurotunnel unveil new drones

    The warning came as Eurotunnel unveiled new drones, which will be used to "stop illegal immigrants".

  11. This lunchtime's weather

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    It's been a dry start to the week for many. But will it last? 

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    Video caption: Georgina Burnett's weather
  12. Men wanted after disorder at Gillingham match

    Police want to speak to these nine men after fans ran onto the pitch at the Priestfield Stadium during Gillingham's last game of the season. 

    Images released by Kent Police after fans ran onto the pitch at Gillingham FC
    Image caption: The men are wanted after the pitch invasion

    It happened after the Gills scored against Millwall on 8 May.

    Kent Police have said it is a criminal offence to enter the field during a football match.

  13. Elphicke: 'We have time to ensure border security'

    Stuart Maisner

    The Conservative MP for Dover, Charlie Elphicke, has said Brexit should not impact on border security.

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    Video caption: Elphicke: 'we have time to ensure border security'
  14. Kray twins tattoo after social media plea

    KentOnline

    A Maidstone man has had a bit of shady local history tattooed on to his body after responding to a social media appeal. Read KentOnline's story here.

    Kray tatoo
  15. Watch: 'Next PM should be pro-Brexit'

    The next Prime Minister "must be in favour" of Britain's exit from the European Union, a Kent MP has said. 

    Conservative Craig MacKinlay aired his views during a debate on Sunday Politics, South East.

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    Video caption: Kent MP says next PM should be a Brexit one
  16. Drones to 'stop illegal immigrants'

    Stuart Maisner

    Eurotunnel has unveiled new drones which it will use at its French terminal to "stop illegal immigrants".

    It comes just days after a Sudanese migrant was jailed for crossing into Kent on foot.

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    Video caption: Eurotunnel unveil new drones
  17. BreakingMigrant boat rescue: Two Britons plead guilty over Channel incident

    Two British men have pleaded guilty to people smuggling after a boat carrying 20 suspected migrants was rescued off the Kent coast on 29 May.

    Robert Stilwell, 33, from Dartford, and Mark Stribling, 35, from Farningham, appeared at Maidstone Crown Court via videolink this morning.

    Still of a boat believed to be the one the migrants were travelling on
    Image caption: The BBC understands this is the boat the 20 migrants were travelling on

    They'll be sentenced on 29 July. You can read the original story here.

  18. 'Migrants more desperate after Brexit'

    The boss of Eurotunnel, Jacques Gounon, has told the BBC he fears Brexit will lead migrants in Calais to make even more desperate attempts to get across the Channel to Kent in the coming months.

    He said they are fearful of what security will be like when the UK leaves the EU.

    Jacques Gounon
    Image caption: Jacques Gounon is the chairman and CEO of Eurotunnel
  19. Man charged over social media 'threat' to MP

    A man has been charged over "threats" made on social media to South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay.

    Craig Mackinlay
    Image caption: Craig Mackinlay is the Conservative MP for South Thanet

    Mark Verier, 28, of High Street, Ramsgate, was charged with one count of sending offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing communications.   

    He will appear at Margate Magistrates' Court on 11 August.

  20. Lord Mayhew death

    Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark has paid tribute to one of his predecessors, Lord Mayhew, who died over the weekend, aged 86.

    Lord Mayhew was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland between 1992 to 1997.

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    Video caption: Greg Clark pays tribute to his predecessor Lord Mayhew

    You can read more about his life and death in this BBC story.