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  2. Updates on Friday 30 December

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  1. That's it from us this year...

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for today, and for 2016.

    We'll be back bright and early from 06:00 GMT on Tuesday 3 January.

    Don't forget you can send us your news, videos or pictures on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email. We'd love to hear from you.

    In the meantime, Happy New Year!

  2. Appeal over tributes to teenager

    Tributes to a teenage girl who died in Folkestone have been destroyed by vandals. 

    The young woman was killed after falling from the roof of a building in June. 

    Police say photos, flowers and balloons were all badly damaged in the incident at Radnor Park Avenue.

    Quote Message: The family of the teenager is already devastated and this deliberate and thoughtless act is extremely upsetting for them. These tributes were laid to remember what would have been her birthday. Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything." from Detective Sergeant Maxine Harris Kent Police
    Detective Sergeant Maxine HarrisKent Police
  3. Partying for NYE? Don't rely on a train to get you home...

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Are you heading out to celebrate New Year's Eve this year? 

    Well, if you were planning to catch a train home you might want to rethink... as another three day strike on Southern rail starts tomorrow.

    The RMT insists it's not trying to disrupt celebrations and says it cancelled two days of strikes before Christmas.

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    Video caption: RMT and Southern on latest strikes
  4. Men sought after Dartford burglary

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    CCTV pictures

    These three men are being sought by police after wrapped Christmas presents were stolen from a house in Dartford. 

    The break-in happened around midday on 23 December. 

    The victim, a woman in her 70s, discovered a downstairs window hanging from its frame when she got home from church. 

    Police say the men may be able to help and they're asking anyone who knows them to get in touch.

  5. Man rescued from overturned van

    A man's been taken to hospital after his van came off the road and overturned in a field near Sevenoaks. 

    Fire, police and ambulance crews were called to Quarry Hill Road in Borough Green just before 07:30 GMT where they found the van on its side. 

    Crews removed the windscreen to free the man, who's believed to be in his 30s.  

  6. Do you really need to go to A&E?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Hospital emergency departments across the region say they're experiencing extremely high numbers of attendances.  

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    Video caption: Concern over number of people going to A&E
  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J10 for A20.

    M20 Kent - Queuing traffic on the exit slip road on M20 coastbound at J10, A20 (Ashford South), because of a traffic light failure on the slip road.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  8. Unconscious man robbed in Canterbury

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man's been robbed in the street in Canterbury. 

    The victim, who's in his 20s, was found unconscious in Guildhall Street late last night. 

    When he came to he realised his wallet had been taken. 

    Police say they're looking for a man wearing cream trousers and a light blue shirt who was seen in the area. 

  9. What's in the papers today?

    Kent Online: Tributes after homeless man found dead

    Kent News: Woman rescued after car crashes into ditch in New Romney

    Kent and Sussex Courier: 40 times Kent got EVERYBODY talking in 2016

    Stack of newspapers
  10. Back from the brink?

    They're the UK's most threatened species - but one group from East Kent is hoping to encourage the return of the turtle dove.  

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    Video caption: Turtle doves could become extinct in the next 20 years
  11. Keep on running

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A Whitstable man is set to become the youngest person ever to complete 100 marathons.

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    Video caption: Whitstable man sets record for running 100 marathons
  12. Today's weather isn't looking great

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    But what will it be like when we see out the year?

    Find out in my forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather
  13. The week's almost over

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

    Jay O'Brien took this frostbitten shot near Chislehurst - it's our Kent #PhotoOfTheDay.

    Frosty field

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