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  2. Updates on Wednesday 28 December

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The upturned boat

A search for two missing fishermen who disappeared when their boat capsized in the English Channel is called off for the day.

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That's all from us for another day

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

We'll be back tomorrow morning at 09:00 GMT for another day of news, sport, travel and weather for Kent.

If you'd like to get in touch with us in the mean time, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

Missing fishing crew update

Simon Jones

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Missing fishing crew search continues

Simon Jones

Reporter, BBC South East Today

The search continues for two fishermen missing off the coast of Kent. Their boat capsized last night.

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One crew member was spotted clinging to the upturned hull
A search is continuing for two missing crew members of a fishing boat which capsized in the English Channel.

Hospitals make millions in parking charges

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Hospitals in the South East made more than £10m in parking charges last year. 

The trust which runs the William Harvey in Ashford and the QEQM in Margate raised £3.5m - almost half of that was from members of staff. 

We asked visitors to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital for their views.

Staff threatened in shop robbery

Three men have robbed a shop in Folkestone. 

It happened at 06:54 GMT on Boxing Day. 

Three men threatened a member of staff at a store in Sidney Street. 

They took alcohol, cigarettes and cash.  

What's in the papers today?

Stack of newspapers

Kent Online: Mum's warning after baby son almost dies of sepsis

Kent News: Car dumped in Bexleyheath after fatal hit and run in Dartford

Kent and Sussex Courier: How flying the drone you got for Christmas could get you into a LOT of trouble

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J3 for M20 affecting J4 for A21.

M25 Kent - Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of a broken down car. On the hard shoulder. Congestion to J4, A21 (Orpington).

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Fears over future for hospital radio station

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

If volunteers at Tunbridge Wells Hospital Radio can't raise more money, they may have to close.

Guns taken in Kent break-in

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Three shotguns were among items taken in a burglary at a village near Maidstone. 

The break-in happened at a house in Nightingale Road in Allington on Christmas Eve morning.

Police say three luxury watches and some jewellery were also stolen.

BreakingSearch off Kent coast for missing fishing vessel crew

The UK Coastguard is currently co-ordinating an extensive search and rescue effort, after a fishing vessel capsized off the Kent coast last night.

One person has been rescued but a number of crew are unaccounted for. 

The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Lydd, two lifeboats from Ramsgate and the Coastguard Rescue Team from Margate have all been sent.

What do the next few days have in store?

Sara Thornton

BBC Weather

It looks like we've got some fog in store.

Here's your forecast.

Severe congestion: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe congestion, at the Dartford Tunnel.

M25 Kent - Queuing traffic and two lanes blocked on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel.

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Good morning from Kent Live

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

We're back after a lovely Christmas break - we hope you've enjoyed it too!

We're here until 17:00 GMT with all of Kent's news, sport, travel and weather.

John Smith sent us this tilt shifted shot of Ramsgate's Royal Harbour Christmas Lights, it's our Kent #PhotoOfTheDay

Ramsgate Harbour Lights
John Smith

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