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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Thursday 8 September

Live Reporting

By Lauren Moss

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Dan Maclaren

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for another day. 

    We'll be back as usual from 06:00 BST tomorrow morning.

    If you'd like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter and Facebook, or send us an email.

  2. Organ Donation

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    A woman from Kent, whose husband collapsed and died unexpectedly last year, has spoken about how agonising it was to decide whether to allow his organs to be donated.

    Last year almost half of families who were asked for permission to donate organs from a loved one refused. 

    I've been talking to people on both sides of the donation process. 

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  3. Newspaper round-up

    Stack of newspapers

    Here's a look at what Kent's local papers have been reporting:

    KentOnline: Mum and child possibly starved to death at flat

    Kent News: Council worker jailed for stealing £2000 of Dartford tax payers’ money

  4. Dickensian workhouse

    Records from the workhouse in Medway, near to where Charles Dickens lived, have been put online for the first time. 

    Could it have been the inspiration for Oliver Twist?

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    Video caption: workhouse
  5. Grammar debate

    It's one of the most divisive issues in education, and on the day pupils sat the Kent Test, the Government has said it is considering the creation of new grammars. 

    But is it a good idea? We got two very vocal campaigners to debate each side of the issue.

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    Video caption: grammar debate
  6. (Not quite) Dog of the Year

    The South Thanet MP and his Labrador, Libby, have been vying for the prestigious title of Westminster Dog of the Year.

    However, one obstacle gave her a 'ruff' time.

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    Video caption: Westminster Dog Show
  7. Grammar schools in numbers

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will take a 'pragmatic look' at new grammar schools sparking debate across the country.

    As thousands of pupils take the Kent Test this week we've been crunching the numbers on grammar schools in the county. 

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  8. Kent's new 'super food'

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    Kent has become the home to a 'super food' that's taking America by storm.

    Aronia Berries - also known as Chokeberries - are already a multi million dollar industry in the USA.

    We've been to meet the farmers growing them in Ash, near Dartford and turning them into juice.

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    Video caption: Ariona
  9. 'Good high schools AND good grammar schools'

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    As thousands of students sit the Kent Test today, the leader of Kent County Council says he believes more grammar schools should be built alongside high schools. 

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    Video caption: Paul Carter
  10. Who's a good girl?

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    Check out Craig Mackinlay's canine date in London today.

    The South Thanet MP and his chocolate Labrador, Libby, have been pictured together at the Westminster Dog of the Year contest. 

    The competition - run by the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust - aims to promote responsible dog ownership.

    Quote Message: There is no place she cannot nap and there is no sweet she will not find. Libby truly is a role model for all dogs who are tired of the ludicrous standards set by society. from Craig Mackinlay MP (Con) South Thanet
    Craig Mackinlay MP(Con) South Thanet
    Craig Mackinlay MP
  11. Kent Test: Pupils 'taught to pass'

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    A Kent academic says he has been told by an increasing number of parents they are paying for private tutors to help their children pass the Kent Test.

    More than 15,000 students are sitting the papers today to try and get a place at a grammar school next year.

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  12. There may be a rail strike, but it's very hot out there

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather

    After a reasonably pleasant morning the sun will continue shining this afternoon.

    I have your weather forecast for the rest of the day and tomorrow.

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  13. The headlines from the Southern strike

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Let's take a look at the latest updates on today's strike.

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  14. Suspected migrants found in Kent

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    Four suspected migrants have been detained after being found walking near the M2 motorway.

    Kent Police were called to Junction 4 - Gillingham - at 07:10 BST.

    The men have been escorted away and have been passed to immigration officials from the Home Office. 

  15. ICYMI: Day one of the Southern strike

    Here's a round up of how day one of the Southern strike affected the South East from our reporter Jon Hunt. 

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    Video caption: Southern strike