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Summary

  1. The first three day strike on Southern trains has begun
  2. Adult social care should be delivered from 'community hubs' at GP surgeries, a KCC report suggests
  3. Updates on Tuesday 11 October

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  1. Goodnight from Kent Live

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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

    We'll be back from 06:00 BST tomorrow, with all Kent's news, sport, travel and weather.

    Remember you can send us your pictures on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.  

  2. Into extra time!

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    It's 1-1 in the game between Hastings United and Margate in the FA Cup 3rd qualifying round replay.

    Extra time's now being played.

  3. All square at half-time in the Cup

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    It's 1-1 between Hastings United and Margate in the FA Cup 3rd qualifying round replay at Pilots Field.

    Sam Crutwell gave Hastings the lead in the 24th minute, with Daniel Akindayini equalising.

  4. It's getting breezy

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There's an autumnal chill in the air this week. Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: The weather with Rachel Mackley
  5. Burglary trial to take place next year

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Three men accused of a burglary in Halstead, in which a husband and wife had boiling water poured over them, will stand trial next year.

    Daniel Wallace, who's 32 and of no fixed address, Drew Morris, who's 26, and Kacey Adams, who's 33, both from Essex, were due to go on trial in November for offences including grievous bodily harm and aggravated burglary.

    That date's now been moved to March.

  6. 'We've just been left to get on with it'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The clear-up operation continues.

    Thames Water has apologised after cars were written off and thousands of homes were cut off following a flood in Crayford at the weekend.  

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    Video caption: Flood causes damage in Crayford
  7. 'There were two in the toilet...next thing I knew, one jumped down from the bunk'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A British motorist describes the moment he realised migrants had stowed away in his camper van, as he travelled from Calais to Dover. 

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    Video caption: Martin Williams describes encounter with stowaways
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    Video caption: Motorist 'really frightened' after suspected immigrants broke into his campervan.

    Motorist Martin Williams 'really frightened' when he found three suspected immigrants had broken into his campervan.

  9. The Big Grammar Debate

    Do we need more grammar schools? Here's your chance to join the #grammardebate.

    Grammar graphic
  10. RMT Union: 'This is a golden opportunity to make a breakthrough'

    The RMT union has welcomed Southern Rail's offer of fresh talks.

    Mick Cash
    Quote Message: RMT is pleased that GTR have responded positively to the union call for talks earlier today after Charles Horton told the BBC he was prepared to guarantee a second member of staff on every current Southern service with a conductor on board. That gives us scope to move on and to discuss the detail of the role of that guaranteed second person and to move towards a negotiated settlement to this dispute. This is a golden opportunity to make a breakthrough and RMT will be at the talks tomorrow." from Mick Cash General Secretary, RMT Union
    Mick CashGeneral Secretary, RMT Union
  11. Rogue trader warning for East Kent

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    People in Deal and Dover are being warned about rogue traders after two reports in the area.

    A man knocked on a door in James Hall Gardens, Deal, claiming to sell pet food, while another man called at a house in Adrian Street, Dover, saying he was ex-forces and asking the homeowner for support in completing a course.

    Kent Police are appealing for information.

  12. The disruption has been compounded by over running engineering works

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    “Oh God, yes.”

    Southern’s Angie Doll didn’t dodge the question when BBC Sussex’s Neil Pringle asked if she was embarrassed to hear the trials and tribulations of commuters on the first day of yet another RMT strike.

    Mick Lynch from the RMT said he was “sorry” for the disruption faced by commuters.  

    Southern train

    And that disruption was compounded by overrunning engineering works this morning.  

    37,000 people commute out of Brighton – that’s a quarter of the city’s workforce. 

    Brighton picket line

    Weeks of further strikes on the Southern network will certainly annoy them. But more importantly – it threatens their jobs. 

    What will that do to Brighton’s wider economy?  

    Brighton commuters
  13. 'It's a massive incovenience and a bit of a joke'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Here's the view of commuters at Redhill Station.      

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    Video caption: Redhill vox
  14. This afternoon's top local newspaper stories

    KentOnline: Police report nearly 60 clown-related incidents in three days.

    Kent News: Dartford Labour leader slams ‘pathetic’ government response to Dartford Crossing petition.

    Kent and Sussex Courier: New Made In Chelsea star named as legendary cricketer's grandson Julius Cowdrey.

    Pile of newspapers
  15. On This Day

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Goodbye to the Vulcan, driving lessons for youngsters and anger over proposed cuts - it's #onthisday.  

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    Video caption: On this day 11th October
  16. ICYMI: 'Our priority must be to ensure the safety of children during any camp clearance'

    The Home Secretary has pledged that dozens of children living in the the so-called 'Jungle' camp in Calais will be brought to the UK within days.

    Amber Rudd said yesterday that a list of unaccompanied children with family links to the UK is expected to be supplied by French officials this week.

    It follows a two-hour meeting between Ms Rudd and the French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

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    Video caption: Amber Rudd tells the Commons about plans to take in children from Jungle
  17. Border Force introduces extra Channel security

    The Border Force has begun introducing additional coastal patrol vessels to stop migrants being smuggled across the Channel in small boats.

    There have been nine interceptions or rescues involving migrant boats off Kent and Sussex since March.

    The government is investing in a new fleet of patrol boats to help in the fight against people smuggling.

    Former coastguard Andy Roberts spotted the first of the new boats in Dover at the weekend.

    New patrol vessel

    A Home Office spokesman said: “The UK already has one of the most secure borders in the world - we use a combination of cutters, teams on shore and aerial surveillance to intercept those attempting to enter the UK illegally and target the organised gangs that profit from people smuggling.

    "We’ve also begun introducing additional coastal patrol vessels to complement this work.”

    New patrol vessel
  18. 'I was lost. I didn't know who to turn to'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    More than 700 people in Kent and Sussex were diagnosed with brain tumours in 2014 - a 40% increase in three years.

    This teenager from Sheppey was diagnosed with a tumour on the spinal nerve in her neck when she was 15.

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    Video caption: Amanda Day describes her fight against cancer
  19. Dozens of 'clown-related' incidents reported in Kent in recent days

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Kent Police say there have been 59 "clown-related" incidents reported over the past few days. 

    The force is urging the public to act responsibly following the growing worldwide trend of people dressing up as clowns and intimidating or causing fear to others. 

    Clown mask

    One man, aged 23 from Sittingbourne, has been arrested for a public order offence.