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  1. That's it from us

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us today - we'll be back again on Tuesday from 06:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather. 

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  2. Rangers share first-ever film footage of rare water voles

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The National Trust ranger team at Winchelsea has shared their first-ever film footage of rare water voles. The water dwellers have disappeared from almost 90% of Britain’s rivers and streams. So what do we know about water voles? 

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    Video caption: Rangers share first-ever film footage of rare water voles.
  3. Dad left "empty" after theft

    Hamish Mureddu-Reid

    BBC News Online, South East

    A dad whose baby had died says he's left with an "emptiness feeling" after his son's blanket and toys were stolen. 

    A blanket the family used to wrap up their son was taken, along with other items, when their car was stolen in Dartford on Wednesday. 

    A toy dinosaur, buggy, a mirror and two car seats were later left outside Dartford police station and returned to the family.

    He said: "I don't understand why they would choose to return everything else and keep the blanket. There is no reason for the blanket not to be returned."

    The baby's father said the theft was "soul destroying".  

    Toy dinosaur
  4. Remembering Canterbury's warriors

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Former soldiers have taken part in a ceremony to mark the reopening of Warriors' Chapel at Canterbury Cathedral.

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    Video caption: Ceremony to reopen Warrior's Chapel in Canterbury
  5. General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

    Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

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    Video caption: The deadline to register is 22 May
  6. Time to get out the warm duvet again

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It's going to turn very chilly. Here's my latest forecast.  

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    Video caption: Weather 1830 Rachel
  7. Home Secretary to tackle 'sex-for-rent'

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman lying on a bed (anonymous)

    The Home Secretary and Hastings MP Amber Rudd has told BBC South East that tackling sexual exploitation is a key government priority.

    It follows our investigation into adverts offering free accommodation to people - in exchange for sex.

    Charities have condemned "sex-for-rent" as exploitative and preying on the vulnerable.

    It comes as another South East MP, Peter Kyle, has revealed he plans to raise the issue in the Commons this week.

    Quote Message: Nobody should feel obligated to have sex with anybody else other than by choice – and the law on rape and sexual abuse is clear.
    Quote Message: Protecting women and girls and tackling exploitation are issues I care deeply about and both are key priorities for this Government. from Amber Rudd MP Home Secretary
    Amber Rudd MPHome Secretary
  8. Two charged over distraction burglary

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A man and a woman have been charged over a distraction burglary.

    The pair will appear at court in May after cash was stolen from a house in Goldfinch Close, Faversham, between 09:30 and 22:00 BST on Tuesday 18 April, 2017. 

    The man is also charged with driving while disqualified, using a vehicle without third party insurance and dangerous driving.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe accident, between J4 for A278 and J5 for A249 Sittingbourne.

    M2 Kent - An accident involving one car on M2 coastbound between J4, A278 (Gillingham) and J5, A249 (Sittingbourne). Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, between J7 for A249 Maidstone and J8 for A20 Leeds Castle.

    M20 Kent - Queuing traffic on M20 coastbound between J7, A249 (Maidstone) in Boxley and J8, A20 (Leeds Castle) in Kent, because of a rolling road-block and an accident involving overturned lorry and car.

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

  11. Watch yourself finish


    Runners completing the London Marathon

    If you took part in the London Marathon yesterday, massive congratulations - we hope you're not aching too much today.

    You can watch highlights of the day here.

    And, if your time was between 2hrs 30mins and 6hrs, you can see yourself finish with this special feed on iPlayer.

  12. Home Secretary comments on "sex-for-rent" investigation

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    The Home Secretary and Hastings MP Amber Rudd has told BBC South East that our investigation into so called "sex-for-rent" is something she "cares a lot about".

    I discovered online adverts offering free accommodation to people in exchange for sexual services.

    The Home Secretary's comments come as a South East MP has revealed he's planning to raise the matter in the Commons. 

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    Video caption: Online adverts are offering homeless people a place to stay - in return for sex.
  13. It's turning wet and cold

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC weather

    Showers this afternoon, then temperatures plunge overnight.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: Kinsella's weather
  14. Collision after man reported on bonnet of moving car

    A man in his twenties has suffered a head injury following a collision, and it's reported that prior to the injury the man had been on top of the bonnet of a moving black BMW.

    Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a incident in the Civic Centre car park in Strood. It occured at 20:40 BST last night.

    Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit were called to the scene and the man was taken to a London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.  

  15. Kent cricket abstains in T20 vote

    Kent Cricket Club have announced they will abstain from voting in the ECB ballot on proposals for a new T20 tournament. 

    Quote Message: We believe that our stance reflects the anxiety there is amongst non-Test match grounds – those unlikely to host new teams – that their role as active players in the future of the game is at risk. However, understanding that it is now inevitable that the proposals will receive the support that they need to be enacted, we hope that we might act as a ‘critical friend’ in their further development." from Jamie Clifford CEO, Kent Cricket
    Jamie CliffordCEO, Kent Cricket