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Good night from the BBC Live team

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

That's all from us for another week, we'll be back on Monday from 06:00 GMT with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

Thanks for joining us, and have a lovely weekend.

Train complaints soar

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Southern train

Passenger complaints about trains operated by Southern rail's parent company soared at the end of last year, according to new figures. 

Four times as many complaints were received by Govia Thameslink Railway between October and December, compared to the same period a year earlier. 

The operator says the figures are "disappointing but not surprising" in light of industrial action. 

It claims complaint rates have since started to fall as the performance of its trains has improved. 

'Give us a bit of peace in our lives'

Jon Hunt

Reporter, BBC South East Today

The dying father of a Kent woman who was raped and battered to death almost 30 years ago has made a final appeal to her killer to give himself up, so that he can go to his grave in peace.

M20 Junction 11a coastbound

Mohini Arora died when her BMW was involved in a collision with a Peugeot 206, last November.

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A lovely but slightly chilly weekend

Sarah Keith-Lucas

Weather presenter

It'll be dry and bright. But wrap up warm in those chilly winds.   

Missing 16-year-old boy from Tunbridge Wells

Officers from Kent Police are appealing for information to help locate a boy who is reported missing from Sherwood in Tunbridge Wells.

Kent Police
Kent Police

Tyler Ralph was last seen in the Greggs Wood Road area at approximately 11:00 GMT on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Westminster attacker: 'How did he end up in this position?'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Tourism Minister and Chatham and Aylesford MP Tracey Crouch gives her reaction to the Westminster attacker's south east connections.

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

BBC News Travel

M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J6 for A229 and J5 for A20.

M20 Kent - One lane closed, very slow traffic and queuing traffic on M20 westbound between J6, A229 (Chatham) and J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of a vehicle fire.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26.

M25 Surrey - Slow traffic and a lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Westminster attacker: The Northiam years

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The Westminster terrorist, Khalid Masood, lived in Northiam for a while, on the Sussex-Kent border, where he attacked an innocent man with a knife in the village pub.

Westminster attacker: 'Pleasant kid'

The Westminster killer, Khalid Masood has been described as a 'pleasant kid'. John Harvey went to school with Masood in Tunbridge Wells. 

Former Dover midfielder charged with robbery

A former Kent footballer has been charged with robbery. 

25-year-old Liam Bellamy, formerly of Dover Athletic and now of Aldershot Town has been bailed to appear at court on 11 April alongside Ian Vincent Foster, 55, and Michael Steel, 53, both from Chigwell, Essex.

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The incident is alleged to have taken place on 9 November 2015 in Greenhithe while he was still under contract with the Kent team. 

An Aldershot Town FC spokesman said the club has been made aware of the charge against Liam Bellamy but cannot comment further at this stage.

Severe accident: M26 Kent eastbound

BBC News Travel

M26 Kent eastbound severe accident, between M25 J5 and J2A for A20.

M26 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M26 eastbound between M25 J5 and J2a A20, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

Eight-year-old girl thanks police in letter

Hetty's letter to police

After hearing the news about the Westminster attack eight-year-old Hetty from Kent wrote this letter to thank the police for their work.  

Read the full story here .

A settled picture for the weekend

Elizabeth Rizzini

Weather presenter

It'll stay dry with some brightness for the weekend, although a bit breezy at times. 

Westminster terrorist with South East links

The man who killed at least four people in an attack in London was born in Kent, and was previously jailed over a knife crime in Eastbourne.

Before he ploughed a rented car through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and fatally stabbed a police officer outside Parliament, Khalid Masood, was born in Dartford under the name Adrian Russell Elms. 

Severe disruption: A229 Kent both ways

BBC News Travel

A229 Kent both ways severe disruption, at High Street.

A229 Kent - A229 Bishops Way in Maidstone closed at the High Street junction, because of a police incident. Diversion in operation - Traffic is being diverted via High Street and Mill Street.

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

Rochester town crier dies

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Rochester’s iconic town crier Robin Burfoot has died at the age of 81. 

Robin had been in the voluntary for 12 years and was a popular figure in Rochester town centre with both locals and tourists.

I filmed with him back in 2005 when he was preparing for his new role and trying on his uniform for the very first time. 

Police officers outside Parliament

Review under way amid debate over whether police officers guarding Parliament should be routinely armed.

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'First picture' of Westminster attacker revealed

This photo of Huntleys School for Boys football team in Tunbridge Wells is believed to include Westminster attacker Khalid Masood. 

At the time he was called Adrian Ajao.

Adrian Ajao
Huntleys School for Boys

Could the electrical activity in our brains hold the key to cyber security?

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Scientists at the University of Kent are working on new technology which could enable you to access your bank account just by thinking.   

Hotel manager says attacker 'checked out peacefully'

Khalid Masood stayed at the Preston Park Hotel in Brighton before he travelled to Westminster to launch his attack.

The hotel's manager, Sabeur Tuomi, said he was "joking and smiling" and "checked out peacefully". 

Man describes Khalid Masood day before attack

Juliette Parkin

BBC South East Today reporter

Michael Petersen saw Khalid Masood at a Brighton hotel the day before the Westminster attack.

He described him as a "perfectly normal guy".  

Westminster attacker's South East links

Here's what we know so far:


London attack: What we know so far

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

London attacker

Police investigating Wednesday's attack say two more "significant" arrests have been made. Nine people are now in custody; one woman has been released on bail. 

They've also revealed the killer, 52-year-old Khalid Masood, was born in Kent with the name Adrian Russell Ajao. 

He stayed at a hotel in Brighton the night before the incident and is believed to have lived at several addresses across Sussex. 

Four people were killed in the attack. A 75-year-old man who died last night has been named as Leslie Rhodes from Streatham in London. 

Read more  here .

It's Red Nose Day!

To celebrate, we asked South East comedian Romesh Ranganathan to give us a joke.

We'd love to hear what you've done to raise money for Comic Relief. Let us know on  Twitter , on  Facebook , or by sending us an  email .  

Staying windy but more sunshine later

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC weather presenter

Plus there's some pleasant weather to come this weekend.

Here's your forecast.

What do we know so far?

Four people have died including PC Keith Palmer.

Aysha Frade and US tourist Kurt Cochran  have also been identified as victims.

A 75-year-old man died last night.

Khalid Masood has been named as the attacker, who was shot dead.

Read more

London attack: Killer's links to the South East

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Khalid Masood on a stretcher at the scene of the attack

The man behind Wednesday's terror attack in London was born in Dartford, it has emerged.

Khalid Masood is also believed to have lived at various addresses across Sussex.

The 52-year-old drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a policeman.

Last night police confirmed a 75-year-old man had died in hospital, taking the death toll to five.

Read the full story  here

Could this be Britain's cheapest supermarket?

Bryony MacKenzie

Correspondent, BBC South East Today

Nathaniel Richards fell on hard times in 2011 and had to turn to food banks. 

When he heard that supermarket suppliers were throwing away food that was still safe to eat he decided to do something. 

He set up Nifties in Dover in 2016, where the average price of an item is just 60p.

The weekend's almost here

We'll be here to keep you company until 22:00 GMT, with all of Kent's news, sport, travel and weather.

This hazy sunrise over Broadstairs was sent to us by Carole Adams, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay  

Broadstairs sunrise
Carole Adams

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