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  2. Updates from Friday 26 August

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  1. Goodbye from Kent Local Live

    Bob Dale

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

    Have a great bank holiday weekend, and we'll be back from 09:00 BST on Tuesday.

    In the meantime, if you'd like to get in touch send us a tweetemail us or drop us a line on Facebook

  2. Enormous pile of rubbish could be moved

    The owner of a piece of land in Kent where a huge rubbish tip has developed has hit out at the Environment Agency for failing to take strong enough action against those responsible.

    The land will soon be cleared, but the family who've owned it for nearly seventy years say the people who leased the site and dumped the rubbish should have been held to account.

    Sara Smith reports.

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    Video caption: Massive pile of rubbish could be moved
  3. White Cliffs commemorated with new coin

    Charlie Rose

    BBC South East Today

    It's one of the most celebrated landscapes in Britain, and now the White Cliffs of Dover have been depicted in a commemorative five-pound coin produced by the Royal Mint.

    Engraver Laura Clancy says it's the work she's most proud of in her career. I went to meet her at the Royal Mint in Wales.

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    Video caption: New coin celebrates white cliffs of Dover
  4. Bank holiday weather

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Will the bank holiday be a scorcher?

    Certainly looks that way!

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    Video caption: Weather
  5. Amber Rudd urges everyone to learn more about sea safety

    The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has called for additional protections at Camber Sands after five men died at the beach. 

    Ms Rudd, whose constituency includes Camber Sands, says she will be meeting with the council, the RNLI and other local leaders to discuss what form these protections should take.

    Quote Message: I spoke to Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, to discuss what steps can be taken to try to prevent something similar from happening in the future. Camber Sands has strong riptides and we need to find ways to put additional protection in place. I urge everyone to look at the RNLI’s website to learn more about sea safety so they may have safe and enjoyable visits to the seaside this summer." from Amber Rudd MP Home Secretary
    Amber Rudd MPHome Secretary
    Amber Rudd
  6. Injured friend 'devastated' after backpacker death

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A friend of a backpacker who was stabbed to death has spoken of his devastation after being caught up in the attack.

    Chris Porter, from Kent, has been discharged from hospital after reportedly damaging both ankles when he jumped from a second-storey window to flee the knifeman.

    Mia Ayliffe-Chung (below), 21, was killed in the attack at the Shelley's Backpackers accommodation in Australia.

    Mia Ayliffe-Chung

    Smail Ayad, 29, has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of serious animal cruelty and 12 counts of serious assault. 

    His case was adjourned after he failed to appear in court as "he had caused a disturbance".

  7. Millions travel for bank holiday weekend

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    Are you planning to go away this weekend? If so you're 1 in about 5.1 million people who will be heading off on breaks within the UK over the bank holiday weekend, tourism agency VisitEngland has estimated.

    The good news: Officials said they are expected to generate about £1.3bn for the economy.

    The bad news: The AA says traffic is likely to begin building up on Friday evening but the busiest single day for motorists is expected to be Saturday. 

    Read more on the story here.

  8. Cyprus Mail: Suspects in Low murder ‘didn’t intend to kill

    The Cyprus Mail claim the two men arrested in connection with a murder have reportedly admitted to killing Dartford's George Low two weeks ago in Ayia Napa.

    The suspects, Mehmet Akpinar, 22, and Sali Ahmet, 43, fled to the Turkish-controlled north and were arrested for an unrelated offence.

    Mr Low, a former club manager in Ayia Napa, and his friend Mr Barker are believed to have been stabbed after a row broke out about urinating in the street.

    More from the Cyprus Mail here.

  9. Your Bank Holiday weekend forecast

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    Weather presenter

    So, will the heatwave continue for the Bank Holiday weekend? Here's my forecast. 

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    Video caption: Weather
  10. Have you seen this man?

    Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Halstead where pensioners had boiling water poured over them have issued an image of a man they would like to speak to.

    Police believe 26-year-old Drew Morris may have important information which could help following the burglary on 26 April 2016.   

    Drew Morris
  11. Camber Sands deaths: Lifeguards to patrol over bank holiday

    Lifeguards are to be deployed over the bank holiday weekend at Camber Sands, where five friends died during a day trip to the coast.

    Rother District Council said the temporary RNLI lifeguard service would "reassure the public and advise on safety" at the East Sussex beach.

    It follows the deaths on Wednesday of the five men in their teens and 20s from south-east London.

    Relatives have criticised the lack of lifeguards at Camber.

    The men who died have been named by police as:

    • Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, from Erith
    • Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan 22, from Erith
    • Nitharsan Ravi, 22, from Plumstead
    • Inthushan Sriskantharaja, 23, from Grays
    • Gurushanth Srithavarajah, 27, from Welling
    Nitharsan Ravi
    Image caption: Nitharsan Ravi's family say the beach should have been closed
  12. BreakingFive men who died at Camber have been formally named

    Sussex Police have formally named the five men who died at Camber Sands on Wednesday. 

    They are Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, and his brother Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, 22, both from Erith, and their friends Nitharsan Ravi, 22, from Plumstead, Inthushan Sriskantharaja, 23, of Grays and Gurushanth Srithavarajah, 27 of Welling.

    The men all travelled together to Camber for the day on Wednesday where they died.

    Their deaths have now been passed to the coroner.

  13. ATM theft attempt

    Two ATMs were reportedly tampered with in Coldharbour Road, Northfleet.

    Kent Police suspect thieves tried to steal the machines between 02:40 and 03:05 BST on Sunday.

  14. Migrants found off Kent coast

    Bob Dale

    Six migrants who tried to reach the Kent coast in a small inflatable have been rescued off the coast by a Border Force cutter.

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    Video caption: migrants found in dinghy
  15. On this day

    Bob Dale

    A funding crisis in care, lightning cuts off communications and rising fuel poverty - here's #onthisday

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    Video caption: on this day August 26th