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  2. Updates on Wednesday 16 November 2016

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  1. Goodnight from Kent Local Live

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us today, thanks for joining us and enjoy the rest of the evening.

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

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

  2. Call to send young asylum seekers away from Kent

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A Kent MP urges ministers to make councils elsewhere in the UK take more child asylum seekers.

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    Video caption: Charlie Elphicke MP calls for fairer distribution of asylum seeking children
  3. Christmas comes early for Pudsey

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A Faversham man's competition-winning Christmas card design is raising money for Children in Need. 

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    Video caption: CIN Card
  4. 'God takes away the best of us, but he never deserved it'

    Chrissie Reidy

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A friend pays tribute to George Barker, the South Darenth man stabbed to death outside a gym in Bexley.

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    Video caption: Friend pays tribute to Bexley stabbing victim
  5. Pudsey thanks you for your help

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    We're just two days from BBC Children in Need. Here's how your donations have helped this year.  

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  6. You should definitely wear a coat

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    After a deceptively dry start we've got a wet day ahead tomorrow.

    Here's your forecast.

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    Video caption: WEATHER
  7. Serving smiles for Pudsey

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Groombridge's Paralympic Table Tennis champion Will Bayley has been helping raise funds for Children in Need at his old club.  

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    Video caption: CIN Table Tennis
  8. Missing woman: New information comes to light

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    Police investigating the disappearance of a woman almost 20 years ago have received a number of calls which could lead to new information.

    Margaret Costen

    Margaret Costen, 54, was last seen on 23 February 1997 at Pembury Hospital, near Tunbridge Wells, where she had been a voluntary inpatient.

    Specialist police officers and dogs have been searching nearby woodland, using modern techniques and expertise.

    Insp Ray Quiller said Kent Police had been contacted by a number of people who had known her.

    He said details of the original investigation were being reassessed along with new information that had come to light.

    Quote Message: Over the coming weeks we will be speaking to these people to see if there are any new clues, which can help us piece together what may have happened to Margaret all those years ago," from Inspector Ray Quiller Kent Police
    Inspector Ray QuillerKent Police
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    Video caption: M1 triple fatal crash: Coach driver Alan Peters found guilty

    A coach driver killed three people when he crashed into a broken down car on the hard shoulder of the M1.

  10. Sponsorship pays off

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    An Ashford woman has travelled to Ethiopia to meet the teenage girl she's been sponsoring for 12 years. 

    woman meets Ethiopian girl she sponsored

    Diane Priestley has contributed £25 a month through the charity Compassion UK, to help Eyael, who's now 18, get an education.

    Quote Message: I have been sponsoring Eyael since she was 6 years old, when she walked into the room my eyes filled with tears, she had grown into such a beautiful young woman. I was filled with joy and pride. Meeting my beautiful girl has been profound, I was delighted to discover the life-changing impact of my sponsorship." from Diane Priestley
    Diane Priestley
  11. Gym stabbing: 'Reports of five or six people involved'

    Chrissie Reidy

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    I'm at the scene of the fatal stabbing of a South Darenth man.

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    Video caption: Chrissie Reidy is live at the Bexley murder scene
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J3 for A229 Chatham.

    M2 Kent - One lane closed on M2 coastbound at J3, A229 (Chatham), because of a broken down vehicle.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  13. M1 death crash: How it happened

    This is the moment coach driver Alan Peters, 78, crashed into the rear of an Audi car in Bedfordshire. Three people died in the crash.

    Peters, of Ambleside Valley Drive, Gravesend, has today been found guilty of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

    You may find the video distressing

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    Video caption: Coach
  14. BreakingCoach driver found guilty

    Jon Hunt

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    Alan Peters, 78 of Ambleside Valley Drive, Gravesend, Kent has been found guilty of 3 counts of causing death by dangerous driving by a jury at Luton crown court.

    Mr Peters was driving a double-decker coach carrying cheerleaders from Kent, on the M1 near Flitwick in Bedfordshire in the early hours of 14 February 2015. 

    He was driving on the hard shoulder of a 'smart motorway' which the court heard was signposted 'for emergency use only'. 

    Mr Peters told the court he believed the motorway gantry signs had indicated "congestion, use hard shoulder."

    Travelling at 61mph he crashed into the rear of an Audi car which had stopped on the hard shoulder to deal with an oil warning light. 

    The driver of the Audi and his two back seat passengers died. 

    Mr Peters has also been found guilty of causing serious injury to Jake Dorling, who was a front seat passenger and who survived the collision.

  15. It's not looking good...

    Kate Kinsella

    Weather presenter

    There's rain and plunging temperatures ahead.

    Here's my forecast. 

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    Video caption: Weather 1330