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- Updates on Thursday 25 May 2017
Ahead of next month's general election, we're hosting a special Question Time-style debate in St Leonards on Bank Holiday Monday -- 29 May.
If you live or work in the South East and you'd like to be in the audience, send an email to SEVote@bbc.co.uk with your name, address and daytime phone number -- and you could be part of our election debate.
Reporter, BBC South East Today
Newington Church of England primary school in Sittingbourne has apologised after pupils were upset by a lesson as part of Christian Aid week.
They were told the building would be evacuated and they wouldn't be able to see their parents, to raise awareness of the plight of refugees.
The children were told it wasn't real afterwards, but parents I spoke to were still angry.
Click on to our Facebook page to see and hear our correspondents discuss environment and education. Coming up after 19:00 BST.
There's a bank holiday weekend on the horizon, so will the sunny weather hold?
Here's my forecast.
Undecided first-time voter Callie from Rochester says tuition fees will be the big issue that sways her vote on 8 June.
Get involved and see our other films by searching for #MyFirstVote
The Addams Family musical has just started a run at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury - we've caught up with some of the stars of the show.
After eight years with Maidstone United, Alex Flisher will be leaving the club this summer. Flisher has turned down a deal due to work and personal commitments with the players training three mornings a week rather than two evenings.Copyright: Maidstone UnitedQuote Message: It’s been a pleasure to have him here at the club and I can only wish him well in his future career. Like everyone connected with the club, I’d have loved to have seen him in a Stones shirt next season but I respect his decision to put his family first – that’s the way it should be.” from Jay Saunders Maidstone United boss
BBC Live reporterCopyright: Toby Diamond
A teenager has been jailed for dangerous driving after crashing his car into pedestrians.
Harlee Pendergast, 18, of Green Lane, Eltham, in south-east London, faced four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
The crash happened on Sir Thomas Longley Road, on the Medway City Estate in Strood, Kent, at about 22:15 BST on 30 September 2016.
Four men were seriously injured and a further five also required hospital treatment.
He must now serve 18 months in a youth offenders institute and has been disqualified from driving for four years.
BBC Environment Correspondent
I've been investigating the main issues facing the South East's food producers, as we approach the general election and Brexit.
We'll be live from Hastings in the latest of our election specials from 18:30 BST, and you can send me your questions about the environment in a Facebook Live from 19:00 BST.
BBC Live reporter
A Sevenoaks man got quite a fright when he spotted a huntsman spider clinging to the brick wall of his home.Copyright: RSPCA
The man, who opted against running away and screaming, instead called the RSPCA to the large, exotic arachnid.
RSPCA animal collection officer Louis Horton went to the house in The Meadway on 15 May, and was just as surprised.Quote Message: I honestly expected to get there and find a big house spider or a toy spider or something silly but it was a huntsman.Quote Message: It was clinging to the outside wall of the man’s house and he said it had barely moved since he first spotted it. I removed it, confined it in a box and took it to experts at Heathrow’s Animal Reception Centre to be quarantined." from Louis Horton RSPCA animal collection officer
It's going to stay dry and warm day with copious amounts of sunshine today. Here's my lunchtime forecast.
Three men have been charged with producing cannabis in Edenbridge.
Michael Anderson, 36, of Hadley Road, Belvedere, was charged with two counts of producing cannabis, along with William Saunders, 29, of McKillop Way, Sidcup, who was charged with one count of producing cannabis.
Police found around 400 cannabis plants at various stages of growth during a search at a property in Station Road in January. The house had been fitted out with lighting and watering systems to aid the cultivation.
Michael Anderson was also charged with a second count of producing cannabis which was unconnected to the property in Station Road.
All three men have been released on bail following their charges and are due to appear before West Kent Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 27 June.
Kent Police is appealing for witnesses after two Shetland ponies were reportedly stolen from a field in Tunbridge Wells.
The ponies were alleged to have been stolen at around 09.30 GMT on Tuesday from a field on Brewer Street.
One pony is described as white and the other phone is tan in colour.
New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne will join Kent after the Champions Trophy finishes next month.
The 25-year-old is available to play in both the County Championship and T20 Blast, which starts in July.Copyright: Getty Images
Milne has played 34 one-day internationals and 18 Twenty20 games for the Black Caps and is a handy lower-order batsman.Quote Message: I'm delighted to be joining Kent and working with such a talented squad pushing for promotion" from Adam Milne
M2 Kent eastbound severe accident, at J7 for A2 Canterbury Road.
M2 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M2 coastbound at J7, A2 (Brenley Corner), because of an accident.
To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time
Sixth-former Eoin Simpkins will be casting his first ever vote on 8 June.
He’s been speaking to BBC South East as part of our #MyFirstVote series.
BBC Live reporter
We asked teenagers from across the South East what they would do if they were in charge of the country.