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  2. Updates on Thursday 20 October

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  1. Good night from Kent Live

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from us for tonight, thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back tomorrow morning at 06:00 BST, with all the news, travel, weather and sport for the county.

    Remember you can get in touch with us on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.  

  2. Some Enchanted Evening

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Singer and actor Lee Mead brings his show "Some Enchanted Evening" to Tunbridge Wells next week. Here are some facts you may not know about him.       

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  3. 'Vulnerable' migrant children brought to UK

    Simon Jones

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    Thirteen more young people identified as vulnerable children have been brought to the UK from the Calais camp known as The Jungle.  

    They are from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Sudan. 

    The camp - seen as a staging post for migrants trying to get on lorries bound for Kent - is set to be demolished next week.

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  4. 'It's locked us in to what happened'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Three years after Gillian Metcalfe from Tenterden was killed in a boating tragedy in Brazil, the travel firm involved has admitted full liability, opening the door for compensation.

    Her widower, Charlie Metcalfe, says the long delay has caused the family a great deal of pain. 

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  5. Royal British Legion calls on Government for more funding

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    There are calls for increased funding to help disabled people get back into work. 

    According to figures from the Department for Work and Pensions, fewer than half of disabled people are in employment. 

    The Royal British Legion says it's Life Works programme, which helps train unemployed veterans with disabilities in Aylesford, has helped more than 80% of people involved in the scheme into some form of employment, but there's a need for more funding.   

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  6. Sevenoaks paedophile jailed for 16 months

    A man from Sevenoaks who shared images of child sexual abuse online has been jailed for 16 months. 

    22-year-old Liam Shorter of Willow Park, Otford, originally claimed to be a vigilante paedophile hunter who was attempting to catch other people out. 

    He pleaded guilty to charges of distributing indecent photos of children and of possessing indecent photos of children.

    He was also charged with one count of possessing an image portraying sex with an animal

    Liam Shorter
  7. What happened #onthisday?

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Eurotunnel safety concerns, Justin Welby on energy firms, and calls for land to be set aside for travellers. 

    Here's today's #onthisday.

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  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A2042 Kent southbound

    BBC Travel

    A2042 Kent southbound severe accident, between B2229 Norman Road and Malcolm Sargent Road.

    A2042 Kent - A2042 Romney Marsh Road in Ashford closed southbound between the B2229 Norman Road junction and the Malcolm Sargent Road junction, because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  9. Post Men

    Who's your favourite? Mr Strong? Mr Bump? or perhaps, Little Miss Naughty? 

    From today, as well as being found on children's book shelves and on TV - you'll also be able to see Mr Men and Little Misses on stamps.

    It's all to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the books, originally created by South East author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves.

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  10. It's getting cooler

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    How's tomorrow's weather shaping up?  Here's my forecast

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  11. Appeal after classic car stolen near Gravesend

    Police are investigating reports of a stolen car in Shorne after burglars forced a garage door open and stole a red Jaguar E-Type. 

    Police believe the car may have been towed away from the scene.

    Classic car stolen
  12. Bad news Gills fans...

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Looks like Gillingham face a longer wait for Baily Cargill to join them. 

    The Bournemouth defender is now due at Priestfield on October 31st.  

    Baily Cargill
  13. Crunch in fruit workers blamed on Brexit

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    The effects of Brexit could see seasonal workers from abroad choosing to stay away from the UK, leaving farmers facing a shortage of fruit pickers.

    It's being claimed potential workers are reluctant to come here by reports they wouldn't be welcome. 

    The National Farmers Union is urging the government to introduce a Seasonal Agricultural Workers scheme. The change would mean farmers could recruit from outside Europe.

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  14. Railways: The Making Of A Nation

    Hundreds of thousands of us in the South East use the railways to commute.

    A BBC documentary explores how Britain's expanding rail network was the spark to a social revolution, starting in the 1800s and continuing through to modern times.

    Railways: The Making Of A Nation, tonight on BBC Four at 20:00 BST  

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  15. ICYMI: Deadly mosquito found in Kent

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    The eggs of a mosquito never before been found in the UK, but capable of transmitting deadly diseases, have been discovered in East Kent.  

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  16. ICYMI: Police launch tear gas in Calais

    Simon Jones

    BBC South East Today reporter

    French police fired tear gas to disperse migrants gathered at the so-called Jungle camp last night. 

    The camp will be closed down within the next few days -- leading to fears that thousands of migrants gathered there will make increasingly desperate attempts to smuggle themselves across the Channel into Kent. 

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  17. Entertainment round up

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Mr Men Stamps, Raymond Briggs movie and Casualty star in concert. Here's our showbiz bulletin.   

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  18. This afternoon's weather

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather

    Will you need a brolly for this afternoon? Watch my forecast here:

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  19. Rail strike called off for one day

    The planned rail strike by Southern rail guards has been called off on 3 November, however, it will continue the following day.

    Quote Message: This decision has been made after close consideration and following a personal request from the British Legion. The union recognises the very special importance of that particular day and as a result has decided to suspend the action planned for 3 November. The rest of the scheduled action goes ahead as planned." from Mick Cash General secretary, RMT union
    Mick CashGeneral secretary, RMT union