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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates from Thursday 25 August

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  1. Goodbye

    Jessica Banham

    That's it from us for today. We'll be back again with more updates from 06:00 BST tomorrow. 

    If you'd like to get in touch in the meantime, send us a tweet, email, or drop us a line on Facebook.  

    Have a lovely evening.

  2. Camber Sands: Reaction

    The news of five deaths at Camber Sands yesterday has led to huge reaction on social media. Here are a few of your tweets.

  3. Camber Sands: Victims named

    One of the five men who drowned at Camber Sands yesterday has been named as Nithasan Ravi.

    The brother of Mr Ravi confirmed that he had driven to the resort with four friends.

    He also confirmed that two of the other men were Kobi and Ken Nathan, from Erith and identified a fourth victim only as Kurushanth. The identity of the fifth man is not yet clear.

  4. RNLI: Lifeguards are 'highly likely' at Camber Sands

    The RNLI says the prospect of some kind of safety provision, such as lifeguards, is 'highly likely' at Camber Sands in the future.

    It comes after five men drowned at the beach yesterday. The charity believes the men got into trouble after failing to realise how quickly the tide would come in.

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    Video caption: RNLI clip
  5. Could a lifeguard have prevented deaths on Camber Sands?

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    Video caption: Over 5,000 people have signed a petition calling for lifeguards on Camber Sands
  6. Sussex PCC: 'I don't know if having a lifeguard is the right thing to do'

    Bob Dale

    Katy Bourne, Sussex's Police and Crime Commissioner, says there needs to be a wide discussion about ways to make the beach safer in future.

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    Video caption: Katy Bourne on Camber deaths
  7. Police on beach today

    Sussex Police are on Camber Sands today in sweltering heat following the five deaths yesterday.

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  8. What we know so far...

    Following the deaths of five men, this is what we know:

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    Video caption: Camber Sands identification
  9. Police commissioner explains riptide dangers

    Today Programme

    BBC Radio 4

    The police and crime commissioner for Sussex, Katy Bourne, explained the dangers of the sea at places like Camber Sands.  

    "You'll never swim against a riptide," she said. 

    Ms Bourne said she did not frighten people off coming to a "fantastic stretch of beach" but people needed to be aware of possible dangers. 

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    Video caption: Katy Bourne explains that although the sun is shining there are dangers to beachgoers
  10. BreakingCamber Sands: Five men came to beach together

    Sussex police believe they have identified the five men who drowned at Camber Sands yesterday and say they came to the beach together for the day.

    They were all in their late teens and early 20s and came from the Greater London area.

    Officers say they were also not fully clothed when they were pulled from the sea but wearing clothes appropriate for being at the beach for the day.

    No one else is thought to be missing and there are no on-going searches.

  11. Camber Sands: Petition

    Camber Sands petition

    More than 4,000 people have signed a petition calling for lifeguards to be stationed at Camber Sands. 

    The petition was started after the death of Gustavo Silva Da Cruz last month. The 19-year-old Brazilian died after getting into difficulty while swimming in the sea. He was one of three men who got into trouble in the water.

    Police are still trying to identify five men who drowned at the beach yesterday.

    Quote Message: Our beach patrols are on site throughout the summer and are able to advise people of potential dangers, reunite lost children and deal with any incidents on the beach. from Rother District Council
    Rother District Council
  12. Camber Sands: Update from Sussex Police

    Police at Camber Sands beach

    Sussex Police say there is no evidence to suggest the five men who died in the sea off Camber Sands were migrants. The force say they were dressed for going into the water and were not wearing a full set of clothes. 

    Two rescue helicopters were called to the beach yesterday afternoon. But three men died after being pulled from the sea. Two further bodies were then recovered last night.

    Sussex Police also say it was in no way jellyfish related. 

  13. Camber Sands: Home Secretary pays tribute

    Jessica Banham

    Here's what Home Secretary and Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd said after five men drowned at Camber Sands.

  14. Today's top headlines in the South East

    Jessica Banham

    Police are trying to identify five men who drowned at Camber Sands, a man's been jailed for indecently assaulting children and it's a big draw for Gillingham. I've your top headlines today.  

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    Video caption: Today's #3in30
  15. Gravesend 'hottest place in country'

    The UK has recorded its highest temperature of the year so far - 33.9C (93F) at Gravesend in Kent. For more detail read the BBC News story here.

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  16. Camber Sands: Police try to identify victims

    Police are trying to identify five men who drowned at Camber Sands in East Sussex yesterday. Here's what we know so far:

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    Video caption: Latest on Camber Sands incident
  17. Will the heatwave continue?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There will be a few showers, but the temperature will remain high. Watch my forecast here:

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    Video caption: Kent weather - 25 August
  18. Good morning

    Jessica Banham

    We'll be here keeping you updated with the county's news all the way through till 17:00 BST.

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

    Here's our #PhotoOfTheDay. Kelvin Trundle sent us this colourful shot of the dusk sky over Gillingham.

    Dusk over a field in Gillingham