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  1. Updates on Monday 19 September

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  1. That's it from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today - we'll be back in the morning from 06:00 BST. 

    Remember you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or send us an email.

  2. 'Those times were hard - if you didn't have money or property, you were out'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Best known as Alan Partridge's long-suffering PA Lynn, actress Felicity Montagu is coming to Bromley and Canterbury in a touring production of a Jane Austen classic.

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    Video caption: Felicity Montague in Pride and Prejudice
  3. Is this the end for the waste mountain?

    A deal has finally been completed to clear a 40ft rubbish mountain looming over a housing estate in North Kent.

    After months of negotiations between the Environment Agency and the former landowner, Bromley Council - which now owns the land - says work to remove the waste is expected to start in the next few weeks.

    The site in Cornwall Drive has been described as a `living hell' by residents.

    The waste site in Orpington
  4. Home Office prepared to pay up to £80m for French port security

    As we've been reporting, the Home Office is preparing to pay a private company up to £80m to provide security at ports in northern France.  

    Read the story here.

    Migrants in Calais
  5. Will the sun shine tomorrow?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    The heatwave may be gone, but will it brighten up tomorrow? Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: The weather with Rachel Mackley
  6. 'It's important we invest in treatment of the causes, rather than tackling the symptoms'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Dover MP Charlie Elphicke says, while it's good news that £80m is being spent on security at France's Channel Ports, a long-term solution is still needed.

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    Video caption: Charlie Elphicke on border security
  7. Govia Thameslink plans major changes to timetables

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The firm that runs the troubled Southern Rail franchise has launched a consultation on proposals for a massive shake-up of its timetables.  

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    Video caption: Consultation on changes to timetable
  8. Kent's local newspaper headlines

    Kent Online: Lydd toilet explosion: Police search for youths.

    Kent News: Tenterden winery Chapel Down strikes deal to supply 10,000 bottles to US market.

    Kent and Sussex Courier: Great British Bake Off star surprised foodies at the Faversham Food Festival.

    Pile of newspapers
  9. Home Office: Deal for French security will be for less than £80m

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Home Office says the new deal with a private firm to provide security at French Channel ports will probably be for significantly less than £80m.

    It says that figure represents the maximum possible value of the contract, which was put out tender in July, as the arrangement with the current provider is about to expire.

    The Home Office also says the scale of security services needed at Calais, Dunkirk and Coquelles has increased since the last contract was awarded in 2011.

    French Police and migrants in Calais
  10. Football: Gillingham 13th in League One

    The Gills went down 2-1 at Port Vale despite taking a first-half lead through Josh Wright.

    It leaves them 13th in the league.

    Read the report from Saturday's match here.

    Josh Wright
  11. BreakingUK government to pay £80m for French port security

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Home Office is preparing to pay £80m to provide security at French Channel ports.

    The current deal to search vehicles at Calais, Dunkirk and the Eurotunnel terminal at Coquelles is worth £8m, and was awarded in 2011.

    The contract was advertised in July and the successful applicant has yet to be announced.

    Migrants and fence
  12. Will the sunshine return?

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC weather

    The weekend was a bit of a comedown after last week's heatwave.

    So will the clouds give way to sunshine again? Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: lunchtime weather
  13. Southern Rail 'shake-up'

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    Govia Thameslink, the owner of Southern Rail, has announced it's planning the "biggest timetable shake-up" in a generation.

    From 2018 there will be new direct routes between Brighton, Gatwick Airport and Cambridge and new Thamelink routes through London Bridge and Kent Medway towns. 

    It follows months of disruption on the network because of staff shortages and industrial action over the role of conductors. 

    Quote Message: This is about creating better connections and more capacity. It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity to restructure the timetable to give passengers more trains and the much better reliability we all want. Ultimately this will put the Thameslink route at the heart of the UK rail network. from Phil Hutchinson Govia Thameslink
    Phil HutchinsonGovia Thameslink
    Southern Rail train

    Passengers can give their views on the proposed changes in a public consultation which runs until 8 December.   

  14. Do you think armed police should be more visible in public places?

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    Kent Police explain why we will be seeing more armed officers in public places such as Bluewater Shopping Centre, Canterbury and the Port of Dover. 

    You can let us know what you think about this on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.  

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    Video caption: Arms Police Clip
  15. Kent's local newspaper headlines

    Kent Online: Mums pick up rubbish and broken glass from play park.

    Kent News: Chip shop batters opposition. 

    Kent and Sussex Courier: The Folkestone man taking on an incredible challenge in memory of his best friend.

    A pile of newspapers
  16. Dirty beaches in the South East

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    There are growing concerns across the South East about the significant rise in sea pollution in the English Channel.

    This September volunteers are taking part in the Great British Beach Clean. 

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    Video caption: Sea pollution

    You can see more on this story on tonight's episode of Inside Out, at 7:30 on BBC One.