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  1. That's it for today...

    Claire Cottingham

    Thanks for joining us today, we're back tomorrow at 09:00 BST.

    In the meantime, you can get in touch by tweeting us, emailing us or sending us a message on Facebook.  

  2. First pictures of baby giraffe

    Stuart Maisner

    Here's the first pictures of a critically endangered female Rothschild giraffe, born last week at Port Lympne Wildlife Reserve.       

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    Video caption: Baby giraffe at Port Lympne
  3. Rollercoaster shut for 'essential repairs'

    Stuart Maisner

    The iconic Scenic Railway in Dreamland in Margate has been closed for "essential repairs". 

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    Video caption: Dreamland rollercoaster is closed
  4. Kent's Charlotte Edwards' first game for Southern Vipers ends in injury

    Claire Cottingham

    Plenty of Kent's women cricketers featured at the Ageas Bowl in Stars v Vipers. 

    But there were concern for Kent captain Charlotte Edwards who hurt her neck. More here.

    Charlotte Edwards injured
    Image caption: Charlotte Edwards was down for some time after colliding with Fi Morris
  5. Suits you, sir.

    Bob Dale

    Today we're remembering the long hot summer of 1976.

    BBC Radio Kent's Joe Pocock has been trying some of the fashions for size.

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    Video caption: Joe Pocock tries out some 70s fashions
  6. Dreamland scenic railway is closed

    South East Today reporter Simon Jones says the iconic scenic railway at Dreamland is shut.

    Scenic railway at Dreamland
    Image caption: Margate scenic railway closed for essential repairs
  7. Brollies at the ready!

    Aisling Creevey

    It's going to be a wet end to the day. I've got the lunchtime forecast.

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    Video caption: weather forecast with Aisling Creevey
  8. Mike Stemp: 'We had nothing left'

    Claire Cottingham

    Rural crime in Kent is continuing to rise with high value farm vehicles most commonly targeted.

    Some farmers say they are seen as a soft target by thieves and are turning to specialists to help protect vital equipment.

    Mike Stemp is a farmer from Kent, who was burgled in March.

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    Video caption: Mike Stemp was upset about the burglary
  9. Escaped prisoners remain nameless

    KentOnline

    Fourteen prisoners are on the run from Kent jails, but the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will not release their names. Read the KentOnline report here.

    Standford Hill open prison in Eastchurch on Sheppey
    Image caption: Standford Hill open prison in Eastchurch on Sheppey
  10. It's a girl!

    Claire Cottingham

    Port Lympne Wildlife Reserve has welcomed a critically endangered female Rothschild giraffe calf - the first to be born at the park, near Ashford for eight years.

    Baby Rothschild giraffe ventures out for the first time at Port Lympne Reserve
    Image caption: Baby Rothschild giraffe ventures out for the first time at Port Lympne Reserve
    Giraffe running
    Image caption: Baby giraffe jumps for joy
    Giraffe in reserve
  11. Your memories of the 1976 heatwave

    Stuart Maisner

    Do you remember the heatwave of 1976? The droughts? The standpipes? The sheer, unending heat? Have you memories of how you coped with (or didn't cope with) the long hot summer?

    You can get in touch by tweeting us, emailing us or sending us a message on Facebook.  

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    Video caption: Memories of the 1976 heatwave
  12. The latest entertainment news

    Stuart Maisner

    Dame Vera Lynn honoured, Big Brother latest and Rocky Horror in Kent. Here's this week's South East entertainment bulletin.

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    Video caption: Latest entertainment news.
  13. Maddie Hinch: 'Rio 2016, meeting Usain Bolt and what I cannot do without'

    Claire Cottingham

    Holcombe Ladies goalkeeper Maddie Hinch's Olympic experience got off to the best possible start as she met Usain Bolt at Heathrow Airport. Here's her latest column for BBC Sport. 

    Maddie Hinch
  14. Get your brolly ready

    BBC Weather

    It's looking like rain will hit Kent later this afternoon. For more detailed information visit BBC Weather here.

    Weather chart
    Image caption: Rain is likely to reach Kent later
  15. Local newspaper round-up

    Newspapers (generic)

    Here are the headlines from Kent's local newspapers:

    KentOnline: A 55-year-old man has been arrested and bailed following a crash involving three other vehicles.

    Kent News: Fire crews were called onto the River Medway on Sunday night after a 25ft cruiser was on fire.

    Kent and Sussex Courier: The police helicopter was scrambled in the early hours of this morning to help search for the occupants of a vehicle who went missing following a crash near the world-famous Otford pond.

  16. On this Day...

    Claire Cottingham

    Protest at Folkestone, Kent man flown back to the UK and a bus is set on fire. Here's today's ‪#‎OnthisDay‬.

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    Video caption: On this Day - 1st August
  17. Morning headlines

    Claire Cottingham

    I've got your top stories in Kent this morning.

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    Video caption: 3 in 30 with Claire Cottingham
  18. William Harvey Hospital chemo unit delayed reopening

    KentOnline

    A chemo unit for cancer patients in east Kent will now not reopen until next year. Read the KentOnline report here.

    The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford
    Image caption: The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford
  19. 'Yes, the person survives, but it could easily mean they don't'

    Bob Dale

    A recently retired prison officer from Kent says there's now so much violence behind bars he fears an officer is going to be killed.

    Last year there was a record number of assaults on staff in England and Wales, while in Kent there were more than 800 attacks in a year.

    Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the former officer told BBC Radio Kent what he and his colleagues faced.

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    Video caption: Concerns over rising violence in Kent prisons
  20. This morning's weather

    Aisling Creevey

    Weather presenter

    It's the start of August. But have I got a summer forecast for you?  

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    Video caption: This morning's forecast