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  2. Live updates on Friday 10 February 2017

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  1. Have a lovely weekend

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for this week. Thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back on Monday, taking you all the way from 06:00 GMT to 22:00 GMT, with all the day's news, weather, sport and travel.

    And don't forget, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. The Best Playground

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    This art was made to challenge our perceptions about children with life-limiting conditions.

  3. It's going to be a very cold weekend

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Some of us could well wake up to some snow tomorrow.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  4. 'Families in Swale, we have no-one now, and that's not okay'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Changes to the NHS are discriminating against families with disabled children, according to this Sittingbourne mum.

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    Video caption: Disabled child hit by loss of key worker
  5. Distraction burglary warning

    If you live on the Romney Marsh, you're being warned that a distraction burglar is reported to have been operating nearby.

    A man, claiming to be from the water board, knocked on the door of a house in the St Mary’s Bay area between 13:45 and 14:00 GMT on Wednesday. 

    He told the woman he needed to check her water for chalk and that she would need to pay £30 towards to cost of fixing a broken pipe.

    The woman refused but the man insisted on checking the water and was able to go through the house to the kitchen. He left a short while later.

    The man is described as aged between 30 and 40-years-old, about 5ft 4ins tall and was wearing a waterproof black jacket, black trousers with side pockets and black shoes.

    Quote Message: Quite rightly, the victim asked him for his ID but made up a story about it being in his van and not being permitted to remove it. Any legitimate work man will always carry ID with them and have no problem in producing it. Thankfully the victim stayed with the suspect all the time he was in her house, so he didn’t have an opportunity to take anything. But we would always urge people to never let people onto their property without checking their credentials first." from Detective Sergeant Matthew Smith Kent Police
    Detective Sergeant Matthew SmithKent Police

    Kent Police has issued this advice for protecting yourself:

    • • Ensure rear doors and windows are shut and locked when answering your front door.
    • • Consider fitting extra security measures such as spy holes, door chains, door locks and intruder alarms.
    • • Always check the ID of cold callers - a door chain or spy hole will help you do this without letting anyone into your home. Don’t be afraid to turn people away.    
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A290 Kent both ways

    BBC Travel

    A290 Kent both ways severe disruption, between A2050 Rheims Way and A290 St Peter's Place.

    A290 Kent - A290 St Peter's Place in Canterbury closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the A2050 Rheims Way junction and the A290 St Peter's Place junction, because of a police incident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  7. This afternoon's Kent newspaper headlines

    Stack of newspapers

    Kent Online: Sex beast jailed for 21 years for knifepoint attacks

    Kent News: Tonbridge medical centre moves one step closer as council agrees sale of land and buildings

    Kent Live: The Met Office has issued another snow warning for Kent and this is when it will fall

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

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

    M25 Surrey - Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between Clacket Lane Services and J5, M26 (Sevenoaks), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  9. A cold day, but what about the weekend?

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    There's a warning for snow, but we won't all see it. Find out more in my forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  10. Dozens of cannabis plants found by police

    About 160 cannabis plants have been recovered by Kent Police in two separate raids.

    Cannabis plant

    Kent Police attended a property in Albion Place, Hythe, and about 100 cannabis plants were seized. 

    Officers also carried out a warrant at a property in Augusta Gardens, Folkestone. About 60 plants along with cultivation equipment were recovered. 

    No arrests were made and enquiries are ongoing.  

  11. Man charged with drugs offences in Margate

    A 23-year-old-man is due to appear in court charged with drug offences.

    Oliver Carson was charged on Thursday 9 February with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine, possession with intent to supply heroin, and possession of a bladed article in a public place.  

    Mr Carson remains in custody and is due to appear via virtual link at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Friday 10 February. 

  12. Gatwick arrest: Statement from Metropolitan Police

    "Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) yesterday attended Gatwick Airport and stopped a 44-year-old man from Hertfordshire under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act after he disembarked from a flight from Iraq.

    "As a result of enquiries during the stop a decision was made to arrest the man under section 5 of the Terrorism Act - suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

    "The man was arrested under PACE and taken to a central London police station where he remains in custody."

  13. BreakingMan arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

    A 44-year-old man from Hertfordshire has been arrested at Gatwick Airport after getting off a flight from Iraq on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, Scotland Yard said. 

  14. Con trick: Burglar with crowbar attacked man

    A crowbar-wielding burglar assaulted his victim during a con trick.

    A man in his fifties arrived home in Sole Street, Cobham, on Tuesday 7 February at 14:35 GMT and found a woman parked on his driveway. 

    She said her silver Peugeot overheated and she was waiting for it to cool. He asked her to move on and she parked in nearby close Scratton Fields.

    When he walked into his house, an armed man ran down his stairs and chased him into his living room.

    Pictures of the couple police are looking for

    There was a struggle and the victim was cut. The burglar jumped into the woman's car and the pair fled.

    Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01474 366149: XY/006002/17.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J11 for B2068 Hythe and J10 for A20.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 London-bound between J11, B2068 (Hythe) and J10, A20 (Ashford South), because of metal on the road. Traffic is coping well.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  16. Bohemian's rhapsody

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    What's it like at the retreat of two of Kent's most famous Bohemians?

    Now you can see for yourself.

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    Video caption: Private appartments opened at Sissinghurst
  17. Blue badge misuse

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    At least 2.4 million disabled people in England have the blue badges, but a BBC investigation has revealed some are being used fraudulently. 

    We've discovered 67 referrals for blue badge abuse and misuse in Kent this financial year, more than 20 have had warning letters and two have been cautioned.

    The most common offence is using someone else's badge.

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    Video caption: Badge misuse
  18. #MyCancerStory

    Meet Roy Collins.

    He's being treated for breast cancer.

    Hear his story by watching this video - it's the latest in our #MyCancerStory series.

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    Video caption: MyCancerStory - Roy