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  1. Updates on Tuesday 16 August

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  1. Goodnight from us

    Bob Dale

    That's it from the Kent live page team.

    As we leave the armed siege is still ongoing in Dover. We'll have the latest update on the police operation from 06:00 BST tomorrow morning. 

    Please remember if there's something we should know about, do get in touch by tweeting us using #BBCKent, emailing us or sending us a message on Facebook.

  2. Dover seige: Police operation continues

    Armed police are in an ongoing stand off with a armed man in Dover tonight. They were called to a building on Gordon Road in Whitfield at around 16:00 BST.

    Officers are concerned with the welfare of the man who is inside the office - there isn't thought to be anyone else inside the building.

    Picture of armed police outside an office
  3. Southern Trains: MP calls for cut in fares, not an increase

    Bob Dale

    As rail users learn their fares are to go up by nearly 2%, one South East MP says the Chancellor should be making Southern lower its ticket prices.

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    Video caption: Crispin Blunt MP
  4. Enjoy the sunshine while you can

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    Tomorrow's set to be lovely, but its downhill for the rest of the week.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast
  5. Seige latest: Staff allowed to leave

    Staff at Viking Recruitment - next door to the solicitors in Whitfield - are now being allowed home, witnesses have told the BBC.

    They are leaving under police cover.

  6. Seige latest: 'One individual'

    Lauren Moss

    Kent Police have told me there's "no wider threat to the community" and they are "concerned for the welfare of one individual". 

  7. Witness: 'An armed individual'

    Witness Paul Rutterford, who's inside a neighbouring office, has spoken to BBC South East.

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    Video caption: Whitfield Seige
  8. Siege latest: Staff held in neighbouring building

    This was the scene a short time ago at Viking Recruitment's office as armed police surrounded neighbouring Mowll and Mowll solicitors.

    Paul Rutterford, who's inside the Viking Recruitment office, said: "Armed police began arriving at the building at around 16:00 BST.

    "I don't have a clear view but there's lots of police activity."

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  9. Picture of armed police in Whitfield

    Armed police are at the scene of a solicitors in Gordon Road in #Whitfield.

    Officers were called at 16:05 BST to a report of a man with a weapon.  

    Police say they don't think anyone else is in the building.

    Picture of armed police in Whitfield
  10. Police called to reports of a man carrying a weapon

    Police are currently at an office building in Gordon Road in Whitfield after getting reports of a man carrying a weapon.

    The force says it is "concerned for his wellbeing and safety".

    It is not believed that anyone else is in the building.

  11. Woman's body found in pond

    A woman's body has been recovered from a pond in Ashford.

    Kent Police said it had received a report of a woman in the pond at Eureka Park at 15:50 BST.

    Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

  12. The road's this rush hour

    Here's how the roads are looking in Kent this afternoon - for more information visit BBC Travel here.

    Traffic map
  13. Table-topping Gillingham play host to Swindon Town

    Ronan Sully

    Radio Kent Sports Reporter

    With the Gills flying high at the top of League One, BBC Radio Kent has commentary on tonight's big game against Swindon.

    Tune in at 19:30 BST for the match.

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    Video caption: Gillingham v Swindon Town preview
  14. Gemili at the ready in Rio

    Adam Gemili's about to start his first race at the Rio Olympics.

    He'll be aiming to get through to the next round of the men's 200m.

    Gemili
  15. Olympic gold medal winner reflects on his experience

    He won rowing gold at the #Olympicsfalse.

    Now Ashford's Tom Ransley has been reflecting on his #Rio2016false experience.  

    Don't miss the interview on South East Today from 18:30 BST.

    Rower Tom Ransley with his Olympic gold medal
  16. Cat dies in reclining chair

    KentOnline

    Kent Fire and Rescue has issued a warning to animal lovers after a cat died due to becoming trapped in a reclining chair. KentOnline has this report.

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  17. Margate Dreamland boss Eddie Kemsley to quit

    The boss of troubled amusement park Dreamland is leaving 14 months after the attraction opened following a £18m restoration.  

    Chief executive Eddie Kemsley, who took up the role in November 2013, is leaving for a new job at a children's visitor attraction in London.

    Read the full story here

    Chief Executive of Dreamland Eddie Kemsley
  18. Olympic rower: 'It's a good feeling'

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    He's coming home with gold after being victorious with the men's eight rowers who triumphed on Saturday.

    Ashford's Tom Ransley has been reflecting on his achievement. It was a victory made all the sweeter because they narrowly missed out in 2012, picking up a bronze. 

    The full interview will be on BBC South East Today from 18:30 BST.

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    Video caption: Tom Ransley, who won Gold in Rio