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  2. Updates on Monday 12 December

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  1. Goodnight from the late crew

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from us for another busy day.

    The early team are back at 06:00 GMT with your morning updates.

    Of course we want to hear from you - you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email, especially if you see something we should be covering.  

  2. An awful result for the Gills

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The final whistle has blown and I'm afraid to say Gillingham have been thrashed four-nil at Bolton. 

    Tomorrow's another day! 

  3. Southern strike in numbers

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    So what impact will the latest Southern strike, which starts tomorrow, have on services and passengers?   

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    Video caption: Southern impact gfx
  4. The Gills let in another goal

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    It's not a good night to be a Gillingham fan. 

    They're now losing three-nil at Bolton.

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  5. 'Our proposal is entirely reasonable'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Southern Rail has today repeatedly apologised for the impact of the ongoing industrial dispute with the RMT and Aslef, over the change to role of guards and safety concerns about driver-only operated trains. 

    But in an interview with BBC South East Today's Polly Evans, a senior manager said he believed the short term pain was worth it to have a more efficient service. 

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    Video caption: Alex Foulds interview with Polly
  6. It's looking like a bad night for the Gills

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Gillingham are now two-nil down at Bolton Wanderers after just 27 minutes played. 

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  7. A bad start for the Gills

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Gillingham have let in an early goal in their League One match away to Bolton.  

    Gary Madine scored after 14 minutes.

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  8. A rainy outlook

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    There's rain in my forecast. But it should be clearing by tomorrow afternoon.

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    Video caption: Weather Nina 1830
  9. Gills in action tonight

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    BBC Radio Kent have got a football special for you tonight – Gillingham travel to Bolton Wanderers in League One. 

    The Gills have had a difficult start to the season and are currently sitting 16th in the table, with three wins in 10. Bolton however are sitting third, with just four defeats all season. 

    We'll have full commentary on all frequencies from 19:45 GMT. 

    Justin Edinburgh
  10. BreakingStrike by postal workers

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Post Office workers are to stage five days of strikes next week in a dispute over jobs, pensions and branch closures, the Communication Workers Union has said.

  11. Sacked nurse facing 'poverty and homelessness' for talking about religion

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A nurse is suing a Kent hospital, after being sacked for talking to patients about her faith.

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    Video caption: nurse faces being banned for talking about prayer
  12. A big game for the Gills tonight

    Matt Cole

    Sports Editor, BBC Radio Kent

    Gillingham face a crunch match at high-flying Bolton Wanderers tonight. Here's my preview.   

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    Video caption: Gillingham matt preview
  13. Southern owner responds to strike appeal loss

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Govia Thameslink Railway, the owners of Southern, have issued a response to a judge's refusal to grant an injunction blocking a series of strikes. 

    Quote Message: "Naturally we are disappointed with this decision. This is wholly unjustified and unnecessary industrial action. The widespread use of drivers operating trains is perfectly safe both in Southern and elsewhere in the UK where a third of trains operate this way every day."
    Quote Message: "We will now be asking for urgent and immediate talks between GTR and Aslef - talks that we hoped to get moving over the weekend. Our aim is to find a resolution to their dispute so we can bring an end to the misery being suffered by the travelling public". from Charles Horton Chief Executive, Govia Thameslink Railway
    Charles HortonChief Executive, Govia Thameslink Railway
  14. BreakingOwner of Southern Railway loses its appeal

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The owner of Southern Railway has lost its appeal against a judge's refusal to grant an injunction blocking a series of crippling strikes by train drivers. 

  15. Transport Secretary says sorry to MPs and constituents caught up in strike

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    Chris Grayling says "it is difficult to resolve any of the other problems on this network while the union leadership seem hell bent on fermenting this dispute".

    See his letter in full below.

    In response, Mick Cash from the RMT, said the union had made it clear to Mr Grayling that they were prepared to meet him.

    He added: "It is now down to the Transport Secretary to set out the status of those talks and to make it clear that he is now taking direct responsibility for his contractors – GTR/Southern. If he does that then serious and meaningful talks can take place."

    Letter from Chris Grayling
    Letter from Chris Grayling
    Letter from Chris Grayling
  16. BreakingMissing woman found safe and well in Folkestone

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman who went missing off the Folkestone coastline yesterday has been found safe and well. 

    Kent Police say the woman had managed to leave the area safely but had not updated the emergency services.