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  1. Our live coverage has ended for today
  2. Updates on Tuesday 28 March 2017

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  1. That's it from us

    Thanks joining us today. We'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

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  2. What was your #onegooddeed this month?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Maybe your #onegooddeed could be donating to a food bank?

    If you've done a good deed for someone in March, tell us about it on  FacebookTwitter  or by  email .   

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    Video caption: the Maidstone Day Centre helps the homeless
  3. Priest calls for Church of England to change policy on homosexuality

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Throughout his career as a parish priest, he remained celibate, and kept his homosexuality a secret. But now, at the age of 78, the Reverend Phillip Clements says he has finally found love and plans to get married to a 24-year-old Romanian called Florin.

    Mr Clements, from Eastry, near Sandwich, says it's time for the Church of England to change its policy on same-sex marriage, so gay clergymen can enjoy a fulfilled life.

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    Video caption: Priest marries lover
  4. Brexit: How the South East voted

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Theresa May is expected to invoke Article 50 tomorrow and formally declare the UK's intention to leave the European Union.

    Here's a reminder how the South East voted in the referendum.

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    Video caption: Article 50 triggered - how the South East voted
  5. John Surtees: 'Unforgettable legend'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    The only man to have won a grand prix world championship on two and four wheels, John Surtees has been laid to rest today.

    You've been paying your tributes on social media.

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

  6. A grey start to Wednesday...

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    But will it get any better? I've some answers for you in my forecast.   

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    Video caption: South East weather 280317
  7. Wet Wet Wet in Rochester

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    No that's not a weather forecast - but the famous 80s and 90s band, fronted by Marti Pellow, who have just been announced as one of the headline acts at this summer's Rochester Castle Concerts.

    The band, whose song "Love Is All Around" spent 15 weeks at Number One in 1994, will perform at the castle on Wednesday 12 July.

    Wet Wet Wet
  8. 50 years since Jimi Hendrix gig

    It's 50 years since Jimi Hendrix played at the Brighton Dome.

    Here are some facts you may not know about him.

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    Video caption: A Sussex couple who had their neighbour arrested for singing a Jimi Hendrix song
  9. BreakingCowdrey leaves Kent

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Fabian Cowdrey has left Kent by mutual consent.

    The 24-year-old was a graduate of the Kent Cricket Academy and joined the professional staff in 2011 before making his first class debut in 2012. 

    Cowdrey leaves Kent
    Quote Message: I was proud to have followed in the footsteps of my father and grandfather and play for my home county.”
    Quote Message: I’d like to thank all those team members and coaching staff who believed in me and offered me support in my toughest times at the club. from Fabian Cowdrey Cricketer
    Fabian CowdreyCricketer

    He is the third generation of the Cowdrey family, after father Chris and grandfather Colin, to play for Kent.

  10. Police investigate sexual assault

    A man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault in Margate this morning.

    Police were called to Canterbury Road at 05:20 BST.

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

  11. Remains of Folkestone woman found tied to a porcelain sink

    Murdered Folkestone woman Sandie Bowen's decomposed remains were found tied to a porcelain sink at the bottom of a reservoir,  an inquest has heard.

    The 53-year-old's body was recovered last month at  Wentwood Reservoir, near Newport  - 20 years after she was murdered by her husband Michael.

    Sandie Bowen's daughter, who still lives in Kent, says she keeps hoping she'll walk through the door.

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    Video caption: Sandie Bowen's daughter 'hoping she'd walk through the door'
  12. Two people seriously injured in Lydd crash

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Two drivers are seriously hurt after a collision in Lydd this morning. 

    A blue Jaguar XJR and a grey Audi A3 Sport hit each other near the entrance to the nature reserve on Dungeness Road at 08:45 BST. 

    A 40-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman are in hospital. 

    A 10-year-old boy suffered minor injuries. 

    Police want to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage of what happened. 

  13. 'He was a wonderful, wonderful man'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    The funeral of motor racing legend John Surtees took place in Sussex today.

    Born in Tatsfield, Surrey, he was the only man to have won a world championship on both two and four wheels. In his later years he owned the karting track Buckmore Park in Kent. 

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    Video caption: John Surtees funeral
  14. Making a garden out of scrubland

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A Dover schoolgirl who decided to do something to help her community is the story of #onegooddeed in Dover. 

    If you've done a good deed for someone in March, tell us about it on  FacebookTwitter  or by  email .  

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    Video caption: Dover residents turn wasteland into community garden
  15. It's our #onegooddeed month

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    All this month BBC Radio Kent is asking you to do #onegooddeed.

    Could you help renovate a community landmark? 

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    Video caption: Folkestone's Vinery receives a community makeover
  16. Dog dies in Tonbridge house fire

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A pet dog has died in a fire at a house in Tonbridge. 

    About 15 firefighters were called to Douglas Road shortly after 05:00 BST. 

    The fire destroyed half of the first floor of the house. 

    A man was given oxygen at the scene and taken to hospital to be checked over. 

    It's not yet known what caused the fire. 

  17. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe congestion, at the Dartford Tunnel affecting J2 for A2.

    M25 Kent - Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange).

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