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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Thursday 6 October

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  1. It's goodnight from us

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from your Kent Live team for today. Thanks so much for joining us. 

    We're back at 06:00 BST tomorrow.

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

  2. 'It's broken me as a person'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A Kent man who lost his arm in an industrial accident says he feels broken and is struggling to cope, after his former boss stopped paying the compensation he is due.

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    Video caption: Amputee
  3. Kent newspaper round-up

    KentOnline: Charity box thief avoids jail

    Kent News: Pensioner dies after Dartford bus crash as police appeal for witnesses

    Kent and Sussex Courier: Schoolgirl 'approached by suspicious man armed with knife' near Westerham

    Stack of papers
  4. Wrap up and take a brolly

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It's going to be cool and damp. Here's my forecast. 

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    Video caption: Weather 1830
  5. Yalding flooding: 'We're looking at measures to see what can be done'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Villagers in Yalding are concerned about what is to be done to protect their homes from future flooding.

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    Video caption: Yalding Brown
  6. Southern talks: 'We will continue to fight'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The RMT union has reacted defiantly to the breakdown of talks with Southern over future strike action.

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    Video caption: Southern Cash
  7. #bbclocalpoets

    It's National Poetry Day! So we asked award-winning poet Maggie Harris to write us something from the perspective of a Kent landmark.

    She came up with this piece about the North Foreland Lighthouse near Broadstairs.

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    Video caption: Kent poetry 2
  8. Cow moo'ved to safety

    This cow was rescued after getting stuck in a water-filled ditch in Power Station Road, Minster-on-Sea earlier this week.

    Kent Fire and Rescue Service's animal rescue team carried out the rescue operation. 

    A cow being lifted out of a ditch
  9. Southern talks: 'It's very disappointing we've come away without a conclusion'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Southern has expressed it's disappointment that talks to avert further RMT union strikes have ended without success. 

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    Video caption: Southern Doll
  10. 'Individual measures to protect homes can be equally effective'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Environment Agency has been meeting villagers in Yalding today, to explain how their homes will be protected from flooding.

    That's despite plans to build two large water storage areas being dropped recently.

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    Video caption: Julie Foley, Environment Agency
  11. Archbishop of Canterbury meets Pope Francis

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury have met to mark half a century of closer ties between their two faiths.

    Pope Francis welcomed the archbishop to the Vatican, after holding a joint service in Rome on Wednesday.

    Read the full story here.

    Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
  12. Fall in toad numbers

    It's being reported today that the common toad is in decline across the South East.

    Data from toad patrols - volunteers who move toads across busy roads - shows the toad population has fallen by more than two-thirds in the UK since the 1980s.

    We've compiled five things you (probably) didn't know about toads. 

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    Video caption: Toad facts
  13. Tributes paid to man killed in car park

    The family of a man who died in Broadstairs on Tuesday have paid tribute to a loving son, brother and grandson.

    Carl Gregory, who was 20, sustained serious injuries in a shopping centre car park in Margate Road.

    Mr Gregory was pronounced dead at the scene.

    In a statement, his family said: "Carl was a loving son, brother and grandson who was a typical 20-year-old who enjoyed gaming, modern technology and Pokémon Go.  

    Carol Gregory

    "We would like to reiterate that contrary to media reports, Pokémon Go cannot be attributed to his death.

    "Carl will be greatly missed by family and friends and we are still in a position where we are trying to come to terms with his death, and as such we would request some privacy at this difficult time."

    Two men, aged 20 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody while officers continue their enquiries.

    It is understood that Mr Gregory and the suspects were known to each other. 

  14. What's the weather got in store this weekend?

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather

    Will it stay dry? Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  15. BreakingSouthern: Strike talks collapse

    Southern train

    Talks aimed at averting fresh strikes on Southern Railway have collapsed without agreement. 

    The first of 14 days of strike action is planned for 11 October as part of the ongoing dispute over the future role of conductors on trains. 

    The RMT has confirmed the action will now definitely go ahead.

  16. UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe taken to hospital after 'altercation'

    Steven Woolfe

    UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe is in a serious condition in hospital following 'an altercation' during a party meeting, a spokesman has said.

    The MEP was taken to hospital in Strasbourg for tests.

    The party's leader and South East MEP, Nigel Farage said: "I deeply regret that following an altercation that took place at a meeting of UKIP MEPs this morning that Steven Woolfe subsequently collapsed and was taken to hospital. His condition is serious." 

    Read the BBC report here.