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  1. Our live coverage has ended
  2. Updates on Thursday 2 February 2017

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  1. That's it from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us today - we'll be back at 06:00 GMT tomorrow.

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  2. N'Gala's Gills move falls foul of new rules

    Ben Watts

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Kent

    Defender Bondz N'Gala's move to Gillingham has fallen through because Fifa regulations say he has played for too many clubs this season.

    The 27-year-old defender thought he had joined League One Gills on Thursday after leaving Eastleigh.

    Rules state a player cannot feature for more than two sides in one season and N'Gala played for Barnet before joining National League Eastleigh in November.

    Gillingham said they did not realise National League clubs counted.

    Bondz N'Gala
  3. Southern passengers: 'It's good news'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    There was relief at Brighton station this evening at the news the Aslef strike on Southern was coming to an end.

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    Video caption: Southern vox 2
  4. Gone with the wind

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It's going to be blustery out there. Here's my latest forecast. 

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  5. Aslef reaction to strike deal

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Commenting on the agreement ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said: 

    Quote Message: I welcome this agreement which is a significant step forward in addressing the safety concerns of Aslef members on Southern Rail.
    Quote Message: ‘Aslef has never been against changes to working methods. Rather we believe any changes should be negotiated through agreed procedures. I am confident this this deal can provide a safer and appropriately staffed railway for passengers on Southern Rail and I will be recommending it to our members. from Mick Whelan Aslef General Secretary
    Mick WhelanAslef General Secretary
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    Video caption: ASLEF union head says the deal with Southern rail has been done in good faith
  7. Transport Secretary: 'What people want is a service that works normally'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Chris Grayling says the priority now is getting the service on Southern Rail back to normal for passengers.

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    Video caption: Southern Grayling
  8. BreakingRMT union: 'Our dispute remains on'

    RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says:

    Quote Message: Our dispute remains on. The union is aware of the offer of further talks from the company. Once we have the full details of the deal that has been struck today, and an assurance that the terms of reference of those talks will focus on the retention of a second safety-critical member of staff on Southern services, we can agree an immediate date for negotiations to commence.”
    Southern
  9. Wet wet wet

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    Weather presenter

    It's very soggy but mild out there. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330 Elizabeth
  10. 'The dispute between Aslef and Southern is over'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    After 10 days of talks, is this the announcement passengers were hoping for?

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

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    Video caption: Aslef-Southern deal announced by TUC
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

    BBC Travel

    M2 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J3 for A229 Chatham and J2 for A228 Strood.

    M2 Kent - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M2 London-bound between J3, A229 (Chatham) and J2, A228 (Strood), because of a broken down vehicle.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  12. Aslef and Southern reach agreement

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the TUC, announces a deal between the drivers' union Aslef and Govia Thameslink.

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    Video caption: Aslef agreement with Southern
  13. BreakingAslef union calls off Southern strike

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Aslef have called off their strike action over driver-only operated trains on Southern Rail.

    The two sides have been holding lengthy talks in a bid to resolve the long-running row which has sparked a series of strikes.

    However, the RMT union is still in dispute with Southern over changes to the role of conductors.

    Southern train
  14. The Hawk into second round in Germany

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Ditton's Barry Hawkins is into the second round of the German masters in Berlin. 

    He beat Michael White 5-1.

    Barry Hawkins

    Yesterday Ronnie O'Sullivan was knocked out in the first round by Mark King, while world number 37 Tom Ford made a maximum 147 break in his victory over Peter Ebdon.  

  15. BreakingSouthern strike deal expected

    A deal to end the Aslef dispute over driver-only trains on Southern Railway is set to be announced later today, sources say.

    More updates to follow as we get them. 

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    Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, between Clacket Lane Services and J5 for M26.

    M25 Surrey - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between Clacket Lane Services and J5 M26, because of an accident involving a lorry and several cars.

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  17. Ramsgate firearms arrests

    Two men have been arrested after police were called to a property in Allenby Road, Ramsgate at 11:30 GMT on Wednesday 1 February.

    A 52-year-old man was arrested in connection with a firearms offence.

    A 67-year-old man was arrested and street bailed on suspicion on cultivating cannabis after four plants were seized by officers.

  18. Kent cricketers in action

    Matt Cole

    Sports Editor, BBC Radio Kent

    Kent are in action in shortly, they play West Indies under 19s in Antigua, their fourth game in the Super 50 competition. 

    Bowlers Adam Riley and Matt Coles return to the side, Matt Hunn makes his first appearance on the tour. The Spitfires have won the toss and will bowl first. 

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