Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Monday 23 January 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Good night from Kent Live

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

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

    Thanks for joining us tonight, and enjoy the rest of your evening.

  2. Southern dispute: Calls for legislation outlawing strikes

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A Conservative MP is looking to introduce a private members bill to Parliament tomorrow aimed at preventing a repeat of the industrial action on Southern.  

    Video content

    Video caption: Southern law
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, at J5 for M26.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise at J5 M26, because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  4. Southern Strike latest - analysis

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    With RMT drivers due out on strike, there are questions over whether drivers who are members of Aslef will cross their picket lines. 

    Meanwhile a Conservative MP is seeking to change the law, to make it harder for unions to call strikes on the railways.

    Aslef Is not making any official statements all the time that the talks are ongong at the TUC. It's slightly complicated, in that is NOT their union on strike or their dispute. 

    While it is still about safety and driver operated doors, it is legally a separate action. Southern says the RMT strike as it stands won't affect its plans for a full service.

    Southern trains

    As for that bill in Parliament - it's being put tomorrow morning by Chris Philp - It's just the first stage. 

    He's not expecting any opposition, but it's worth remembering it is a private members bill, and those are very hard to actually get passed into law. 

    He will face a challenge if he doesn't get Government backing for it, and it's not one that's likely to get much support from other parties.  

  5. Is there an end in sight to the fog?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There are Met Office warnings out there for the fog. Here's my latest forecast.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rachel 1830
  6. KCC leader calls for cuts to foreign spending

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The Leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter, is calling on the government to cut the foreign aid budget in order to spend more on adult social care.

    Video content

    Video caption: Adult Carter
  7. This afternoon's local newspaper headlines


    Kent Online: Woman seriously injured after attack in Grafton Avenue, Rochester

    Kent News: Government minister hails ‘generous’ Kent communities in helping to resettle Syrian refugees

    Kent and Sussex Courier: A giraffe has been taken from her home - and was last seen on top of a Tunbridge Wells car park

  8. Roughing it for Kelly

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    This man's spending seven nights in freezing temperatures to help a girl with life-threatening cancer.

    Video content

    Video caption: John Ashman sleeps rough to raise funds for Kelly Turner appeal
  9. Kent women missing smear tests

    A quarter of women in Kent and Medway are missing their smear tests, which could detect the early signs of cervical cancer. 

    Even fewer 25 to 64-year-olds are going for the routine screening than last year.

    NHS sign

    All women who are registered with a GP are invited for cervical screening and the NHS suggests the following:

    • aged 25 to 49 – every three years
    • aged 50 to 64 – every five years
    • over 65 – only women who haven't been screened since age 50 or those who have recently had abnormal tests
  10. Gone in 60 minutes

    It's the second most stolen car in the UK - and it can be completely dismantled in roughly one hour.

    On tonight's Inside Out South East, we show how stolen Land Rovers get stripped down.

    Video content

    Video caption: Dismantling Land Rover

    You can see the full programme tonight on BBC One at 19:30 GMT.

  11. Watch out for the fog

    Kate Kinsella

    Weather presenter

    There's tricky conditions out there in places. Here's my latest forecast. 

    Video content

    Video caption: weather 1330
  12. Man charged with Sevenoaks robbery

    25-year-old Thomas Webber has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of driving without insurance after jewellery was stolen from two homes in the Sevenoaks area.

    The burglaries are reported to have taken place during daylight hours in Tonbridge Road, Ightham, and Hodsoll Street, Sevenoaks, on Friday 20 January 2017.

    The combined value of all the items stolen is estimated to be over £5,000.

    Webber has been remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday 23 January.

  13. Man suffers serious injuries after crash

    Kent Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious collision near Paddock Wood. 

    A 28-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was taken to a London hospital after two Ford Focus' crashed into a deep ditch along Queen Street towards Paddock Wood.A three-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man suffered minor injuries and both were taken to a local hospital.  

  14. This morning's local newspaper headlines


    Kent Online: Funeral for Francis 'Titch' O'Sullivan who died after Sutton Valence pram race

    Kent News: Southern services disrupted by guards strike

    Kent and Sussex Courier: Freezing fog has caused difficult driving conditions in Kent and cancelled flights

  15. Smear test concern in South East

    A quarter of women in the South East aren't taking up their invitation to go for a smear test to check for cervical cancer.

    Video content

    Video caption: Cervical cancer South East