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  1. 'We'll all miss him very much'

    That's all from us for this week.

    We'll be back on Monday morning at 06:00 BST.

    Thanks so much for all your tributes to Dave Cash, who passed away today aged 74. 

    Here are a final few messages for some of his former colleagues, including Tony Blackburn.

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  2. 'You're one of the worst we've come across'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The moment a paedophile was confronted by online vigilantes at Bluewater Shopping centre.

    Mark McKenna, who's 38 and from Northfleet, has been jailed for five years.

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    Video caption: Paedophile confronted at Bluewater
  3. 'If you move the border you have a bigger magnet for migrants'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The frontrunner in the French presidential race has said the Anglo-French border should be pushed back to Kent. 

    Alain Juppe said he would tear up the Le Touquet Treaty, which allows UK border officials to carry out migration checks in Calais.  

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  4. Memories of broadcasting from the boat

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Dave Cash had a long career spanning back to his days at the pirate stations Radio London and Radio Luxembourg, later becoming one of the first DJ's on BBC Radio 1, alongside the likes of Tony Blackburn and John Peel. Here he remembers his time on the boat. 

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    Video caption: Cash on a boat
  5. Maidstone sign former Premier League player

    Matt Cole

    Sports Editor, BBC Radio Kent

    Maidstone United have signed former Norwich City forward Jamar Loza.

    The 22-year-old made his debut for the Canaries against Arsenal in the Premier League in 2014, and most recently spent a spell on loan at League One Southend last season.

    Jamar Loza

    He also has three caps for the Jamaican national side.

    The new arrival at the Gallagher Stadium goes straight into the Maidstone squad for Saturday’s game at home to Gateshead.

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

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It's going to be a lovely autumnal couple of days! Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast with Rachel Mackley
  7. 'People are coming down to get a sight of it'

    Simon Jones

    BBC South East Today reporter

    A flotilla of Russian warships is passing through the English Channel en route to Syria. I'm in Calais following the story.

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  8. 'It feels like 50 minutes, not 50 years'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Dave had just celebrated 52 years on air, but how did it feel to have such a long career?

    This is what he had to say about his time in broadcasting during an interview for his 50th anniversary. 

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  9. In other news: 'We're in this business to get results'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for all of your messages paying tribute to Dave Cash. Please continue to send them in on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.  

    We're resuming over coverage of the rest of today's news, but we'll continue to post more tributes to Dave throughout the night.

    Gillingham and Charlton Athletic clash tomorrow in a local derby. 

    The Gills will welcome their League One rivals to Priestfield and hope to end their recent disappointing run.  

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  10. 'I enjoyed his company immensely'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Friend and fellow founding Radio 1 colleague Tony Blackburn paid this tribute to Dave Cash this afternoon. 

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  11. 'I shall miss this radio legend'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Please keep your tributes for Dave Cash coming in. 

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  12. 'Take care y'all'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    One of Dave Cash's final thoughts within the last few weeks on the BBC airwaves, as we pay tribute to the legendary DJ who passed away today at the age of 74.

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  13. From the archive: Dave Cash - 50 years on, still having fun

    In tribute to Dave Cash, we'll be dedicating this live feed to stories in his memory for the next few hours.

    Here's an article we've dug out of the archive from two years ago, profiling his 50 years in broadcasting:

    Dave Cash

    In his 50 years in radio, Dave Cash has made a habit out of being in at the start of something big.

    He was a pirate DJ when off-shore Radio London first set sail at the end of 1964 and when BBC Radio 1 burst onto the scene in 1967 he was in the original presenter line-up with the likes of Tony Blackburn, Alan 'Fluff' Freeman and Pete Murray.

    The Radio Kent weekend host was also one of the first to be hired, as production director and presenter, at fledgling Capital Radio in 1973, where he was reunited with his former pirate radio partner Kenny Everett, reviving their popular and anarchic Kenny and Cash Show.

    Kenny and Cash did have one outing on Radio 1, in a live Christmas Day show. But Everett's infamous "Can you say 'bum' on the BBC?" routine - parodying BBC referral processes and packing more "bums" into a broadcast than anyone had done before - made sure it was the duo's last on the network.

    Dave Cash

    Cash's current berth at BBC Radio Kent will mark the 50th anniversary of his radio debut, on Vancouver's CFUN station, with a special Bank Holiday documentary. Produced by Kent presenting colleague Adam Dowling, the two-hour programme will feature contributions from artists like Labi Siffre, whom Cash helped discover, memorable archive tracks and favourite stories from the veteran DJ himself.  

    Like how he got his break into pirate radio and how an instant rapport with a seasick newcomer aboard the Radio London ship off the Essex coast forged his ground-breaking partnership with Kenny Everett.

    Newly arrived in London from Canada, Cash was on his way to play an audition tape to the only pirate station he'd heard of, Radio Caroline, when he took shelter from the freezing rain in a doorway at 17 Curzon Street.

    'Best fun I ever had'

    "I heard a booming Texan voice complaining that no one knew anything about 'Top 40 format radio'. It was Radio London boss Ben Toney. I did know, and I told him so. I was hired and on the ship the next day," he recalls.

    "I got talking to a little guy called Maurice Cole (later Kenny Everett) who was feeling queasy as we listened to tapes of the very funny Charlie and Harrigan breakfast show from Dallas station KLIF. I told him I wanted to write and he asked if I could write anything as funny as that. I said I'd have a go, his seasickness disappeared and the Kenny and Cash show was born."

    Cash describes the partnership as "the best fun I ever had in radio" and early creations like sci-fi character Captain Kremmen survived into Everett's solo career. But despite partying with the likes of Tom Jones and Lulu and being mobbed by teenage fans, he looks back on his 1960s pirate radio days - when winter months meant broadcasting in force nine gales - as "more of an adventure than a picnic".

    Dave Cash and Paul McCartney

    A successful audition in 1967 with the first controller of Radio 1 Robin Scott led to a midday slot on the new pop station and his popular Sunday show Cash at Four. He is philosophical that the only surviving tape that still exists of him hosting BBC One's Top of the Pops, in February 1968, was alongside Jimmy Savile.

    Cash spent a total of 21 years at Capital Radio and worked for a number of commercial stations, including Radio West, Invicta, Country-1035, satellite station EKR and Liberty-963.

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    He joined BBC Radio Kent in 1999: "They asked me if I could come up with something for the weekend. I said 'I sure can'. Now I think I'm enjoying myself more than ever."

    Cash currently produces and presents a two-hour country/rock 'n roll show on Sundays and a two-hour Saturday classic charts show, spanning 1965-1995, which also plays on BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Sussex, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Surrey and BBC Radio Oxford.

    He is also the author of three novels, based on his life in radio, and the autobiographical 'He Sounds Much Taller (Memoirs of a Radio Pirate)'.

    In 2011, the Radio Kent presenter married 'Emily Email' (colleague Sara Davies) who answers the steady stream of listeners' emails and requests. The couple's Jack Russell terrier Beasley is now also a fixture on the shows and, says station editor Gordon Davidson, in danger of outstripping his master's e-postbag.

    Davidson pays his own tribute to Cash as a "consummate professional" who is as excited as he ever was about the medium and discovering new music.

    Cash will be hearing the Dowling anniversary documentary for the first time, he says, when it goes out next Monday.

    "I once had to leave the Radio London studio briefly while we were on air and heard Kenny Everett's link: 'So here are some words of wisdom from Dave Cash….' A minute's silence followed. I trust Adam not to do a Kenny."

  14. BreakingLegendary BBC presenter Dave Cash has died

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    BBC Radio Kent presenter Dave Cash has died at the age of 74.

    Dave Cash

    Dave, from Hollingbourne near Maidstone, had just celebrated 52 years on the air. He worked at the pirate stations Radio London and Radio Luxembourg, later becoming one of the first DJ's on BBC Radio 1, alongside the likes of Tony Blackburn and John Peel.

    But for the last 17 years he presented vintage chart and country music programmes on BBC Radio Kent and other BBC local radio stations in the South.

    He leaves a widow - Sara.