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  1. Updates on Friday 19 August

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  1. Goodbye from Kent Live

    Bob Dale

    That's it for today, thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back on Monday from 06:00 BST, with all Kent's news, sport, weather and travel.

    We'll also be running a page dedicated to events marking the first anniversary of the Shoreham air crash from 09:00 BST.

    If there's something we should know about, please get in touch by tweetingemailing us or sending us a message on Facebook.

  2. Modern Pentathlon

    Kate French is Britain's highest-placed athlete going into the final round of the modern pentathlon.

    The 25-year-old from Kent is ninth ahead of the combined running/shooting event, 53 seconds behind leader Oktawia Nowacka of Poland.

    Horse and rider
  3. Food hygiene ratings - do you look at them?

    Bob Dale

    The Food Standards Agency has given 434 Kent food outlets a score of below three out of five for hygiene.

    It's not compulsory for businesses to display their ratings, but some say it should be.

    Do hygiene ratings matter to customers?

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    Video caption: Do you look at food hygiene ratings?
  4. #OnThisDay...

    ...one, three and five years ago.

    Uncollected parking fines, Thames Estuary wildlife thriving again and a mother's attempt to change the law.

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    Video caption: On this day August 19th
  5. The weather tomorrow

    There's a weather warning for Saturday. Watch Sarah Keith-Lucas' forecast here.

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    Video caption: Weather Kent
  6. The roads this rush hour

    BBC Travel

    It's all running relatively smoothly on Kent's roads this evening. For a more detailed look visit the BBC Travel website.

    Travel map
  7. This afternoon's top stories

    Bob Dale

    UKIP take back control in Thanet, a coroner rules on a hospital death and more potential woe for Southern commuters - here's this afternoon's #3in30

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    Video caption: This afternoon's top stories in Kent
  8. BreakingKent strengthen their bowling attack

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    Kent have signed South Africa fast bowler Hardus Viljoen for the remaining four matches of the County Championship season.

    Hardus Viljoen

    The 27-year-old right-armer has taken 325 first-class wickets at an average of 26.66.

    The 6ft 4in paceman made his Test debut in January 2016 against England at Johannesburg.

  9. 'We'll have to be at the top of our game'

    Ronan Sully

    Radio Kent Sports Reporter

    A 2-1 loss in torrential rain, followed by a 0-0 draw.

    Justin Edinburgh's visits to Scunthorpe as Gillingham manager haven't been the happiest so far.

    What's the plan for part three, then?

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    Video caption: Gillingham FC manager Justin Edinburgh
  10. UKIP regains control of Thanet Council

    UKIP recovers control of Thanet District Council after regaining two seats in a local by-election.  

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    Video caption: UKIP majority
  11. Struggling to keep up with Team GB's medal haul?

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    Here you go: http://bbc.in/2aY37Dk 

    Medal breakdown
  12. Gemili, second time lucky?

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    Having narrowly missed out on bronze, Dartford's Adam Gemili has another chance to medal in tonight's 4x100m relay final at 02:35 BST. 

    Adam Gemili

    Orpington's Dina Asher-Smith will also be in late night action, as she runs for #GBRfalse in the women's 4x100m relay final.false

    Dina Asher-Smith
  13. Man jailed for attack on girlfriend

    An abusive boyfriend who broke an ex-partner’s nose and jaw has been jailed for 20 months.

    George Chidu

    Kent Police said 27-year-old George Chidu from Gillingham kicked and punched the woman after coming home in a bad mood on Thursday 9 June 2016.

    He pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday.

  14. UKIP retakes Thanet Council

    UKIP recovered its majority on Thanet District Council, after regaining two seats in local by-elections. 

    The party took control of the council in the elections in May last year, but it later lost its majority as a result of defections. 

    The by-elections for two seats in the Northwood ward followed the resignations of two independent councillors who were previously members of UKIP.

  15. Ennis-Hill: 'You should be very proud'

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    Despite missing out on a medal by the narrowest of margins, Dartford's Adam Gemili has received plenty of support from Twitter. 

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  16. Strike ballot

    Ticket office and platform staff at Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates the troubled rail service Southern, are voting on whether to take strike action. 

    The TSSA rail union says it's balloting more than 250 staff members from today in a dispute over plans to close 34 ticket offices with, it claims, the loss of 47 jobs. The result will be announced early next month.

    A Southern train at the platform
  17. BreakingMan bailed after reported stabbing in Sheerness

    A 20-year-old man who was arrested in connection with an alleged stabbing in Sheerness High Street has been released on bail while enquiries continue.

    Officer were called to reports of an assault between Maple Street and Halfway Road at 03:30 BST on Thursday 18 August.

    A man in his 20s was taken to a London hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

  18. Kent's women take over BBC One

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    Great Britain's women's Hockey team, which includes a host of Kent players, go for gold tonight after they beat New Zealand 3-0 to set up a final against The Netherlands. Their opponents are aiming for a third straight Olympic gold tonight on BBC One at 21:00 BST.

    Its the first time the women have ever reached an Olympic hockey final.

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    Quote Message: I am speechless. You could see the sense of realisation on the girls' faces. Olympic finals do not come along like buses. They have earned their place in the final and everyone in the country should be proud of what they have done." from David Faulkner GB Olympic hockey gold medallist
    David FaulknerGB Olympic hockey gold medallist