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  1. Live updates on Tuesday 7 March 2017

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  1. It's goodnight from us

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from your Local Live team for another busy day. 

    We're back at 06:00 GMT with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

    And remember you can get in touch on   Twitter  , on   Facebook  , or by sending us an   email  .      

  2. Robbery in Canterbury town centre

    Kent Police is appealing for information after a man reported being knocked unconscious in Canterbury.The 28-year-old suffered serious head injuries in the incident in which his wallet, passport and mobile were stolen in the early hours of 25 February.He reported to police that he been drinking with friends in the town centre and walked from Stour Street to Castle Street at the end of the night.The man then continued onto Wincheap and in the direction of Heaton Road.At some point during his journey he was reportedly knocked to the floor and had his possessions stolen, but he has no memory of the incident itself.  

  3. 450 homes to be built on green land in Capstone Valley

    Rajdeep Sandhu

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Kent

    Over the years campaigners have fought off development in the Capstone Valley.

    Today, the government has given a win to developers. 

    The green light has been given for 450 homes to be built on Gibraltar Farm, despite opposition from local people, Medway Council and local MP and minister Tracey Crouch. There were concerns over infrastructure, wildlife and the loss of green space. 

    Tracey Crouch says there is a worry more development will follow.

    Quote Message: Once you start developing one area of Capstone Valley then I'm afraid it unlocks all the other areas because all of a sudden the special aspects of Capstone Valley that had protected it from development have suddenly been taken away."

    She also says local people have been ignored.

    Tracey Crouch is a minister in the government and says of course she lobbied her colleagues over the plans, but it hasn't worked. 

    Perhaps a drive to meet government housing targets is outweighing the concerns of Conservative councils and MPs?

    There's a lot of disappointment from those who have campaigned against it and there is talk of what the next possible step could be the challenge the decision.

  4. Wet wet wet

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There's a lot of rain on the way. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather Rachel 1830
  5. Man's body found in car park stairwell - update

    Police at the scene of Tunbridge Wells chemical spill

    Police say their enquiries are ongoing to formally identify a man after his body was found in a car park in Tunbridge Wells this morning. 

    Kent Police officers are still at the scene in Vale Road.

    Police were called to a stairway on the first floor of the car park by Kent Fire and Rescue Service at 04:04 GMT. 

    The force says the death is currently being treated as unexplained and officers will be reviewing post-mortem examination results, which will take place in due course. 

    The car park is expected to be reopened by 22:00 GMT tonight. 

    Anyone with information is asked to call 01622 604100, quoting reference 07-0088. 

  6. #ICYMI: Herald victims remembered

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A service was held in Dover on Monday, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Zeebrugge tragedy.

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    Video caption: Memorial events for the Zeebrugge disaster
  7. #ICYMI: What happened at the Zeebrugge ferry crossing?

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    Video caption: What happened at the Zeebrugge ferry crossing?

    It's 30 years since the Zeebrugge ferry crossing disaster, in which 193 passengers died.

    It was the deadliest maritime disaster involving a British ship in peacetime since the sinking of the Iolaire in 1919.

  8. Government urged to tackle 999 ambulance abuse callers

    An ambulance control centre worker

    Calls have been made for harsher penalties to protect ambulance control room workers from abusive callers.

    Figures obtained by the BBC under Freedom of Information laws revealed hundreds of verbal attacks in the past three years including threats to kill, racist and sexual slurs.

    The union Unison has urged the government to bring in tougher punishments to deter abusive callers.

    The Home Office said sufficient laws were already in place.

    In one example recorded by other ambulance trusts:  

    • South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust confirmed threats to kill, threats of violence and sexually inappropriate comments had been made to its staff

    Read the full story here .

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J3 for M20 and J2 for A2.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange) and J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident involving two cars.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J1A for A282 and J31 for A1306 affecting J3 for M20.

    M25 Kent - Stationary traffic on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is about 70 minutes. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Video caption: Conservative MP Suella Fernandes welcomes option of '21st Century model grammar schools'
  12. Investigation continues after man found dead in car park stairwell

    Police at the scene in Tunbridge Wells

    Investigations are continuing after a man was found dead in the stairwell of a car park.

    Police officers were called to Vale Road in Tunbridge Wells shortly after 04:00 GMT after firefighters discovered the man's body "lying on the ground" in the Torrington car park.

    The car park is currently closed for investigation.

    The body of 17-year-old Terry Edmonds was found in a suitcase underneath a ramp in the same car park in 2006.

    She had been sexually assaulted and strangled by 23-year-old homeless man Philip Bell before being put into the case on April 17.

    Her body was discovered 12 days later. Bell was convicted of murder in 2009 and jailed for 28 years. 

  13. Bomb disposal robot deployed to London Bridge

    Danny Shaw

    BBC Home Affairs Correspondent

    London Bridge station is closed because of a security alert relating to a suspect vehicle. 

    At this stage Scotland Yard says it's a "precaution". A bomb disposal robot has been deployed.

  14. London Bridge security alert causing travel disruption

    London Bridge Station is evcauted

    Trains, buses, cars and workers are affected in the London Bridge Station area, which has been closed by police for a security alert:

    The bus station has been evacuated

    Southern is not running any services into or out of London Bridge

    The A3 is closed in both directions at London Bridge

  15. London Bridge Station staff are evacuated for a security alert

          Station staff are evacuated at London Bridge for a security alert
  16. London Bridge station closed

    The police have closed London Bridge station due to a security alert.

    A spokesperson for the Met Police said it was due to a suspicious vehicle.