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  2. Updates on Thursday 29 June 2017

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  1. That's all folks

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us today. We're back bright and early at 06:00 BST tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for the county.

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

  2. #ICYMI: Singer says performing is 'mind-blowing'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A singer-songwriter has described performing on stage as "an absolutely mind-blowing experience". #thisisme

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    Video caption: thisisme musician web
  3. Mum and baby saved by quick-thinking doctors

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Margaret Wang from Folkestone was diagnosed with a rare heart condition at 37 weeks pregnant.

    She had to have an emergency caesarean followed by major heart surgery and says she's lucky to be alive.

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    Video caption: Folkestone mum and baby saved by quick-thinking doctors
  4. #ICYMI: Art student shocked by attitudes

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A student has spoken of her shock after people expressed surprise that she was at university - because she is black. #thisisme

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    Video caption: Thisisme artist web
  5. Showers to start, but dry for most of us tomorrow

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    And it's looking dry and bright over the weekend. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Latest weather forecast for the South East with Nina Ridge
  6. WW2 pilot achieves ambition at 95

    German war pilot Hugo Broch has wanted to fly in a Spitfire for as long as he can remember.

    At 95 years old he's done just that in the skies over Kent.

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    Video caption: Hugo Broch flew in a Spitfire in the skies above Kent
  7. Arrest following assault in Canterbury

    A man has been arrested following an assault in Canterbury.

    The assault is reported to have taken place in St Peters Street at around 16:00 BST yesterday where a woman received a cut to her head.

    A 28-year-old man from Whitstable was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and possession of a class B drug and has been released pending further enquiries.

  8. Ambulance thefts putting lives at risk

    Alex Bish

    Investigative journalist, BBC South East

    There have been a number of thefts from ambulances and public places recently.

    Here's where thieves have struck in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

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    Video caption: There have been a number of thefts from ambulances and public places recently.
  9. #ICYMI: Emaciated dog on road to recovery

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Snoopy the lurcher, who was found abandoned and starving on a busy roadside, is making a full recovery, thanks to the people who rescued her.

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    Video caption: Emaciated dog found on roadside is recovering well
  10. BreakingStabbing victim dies in Chatham

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman has died after being stabbed in a busy Chatham car park.

    The incident happened this morning at 11.00 BST outside Dockside Retail Outlet.

    The woman, believed to be aged in her 20s, suffered injuries consistent with a stabbing, and died at the scene, according to Kent Police.

    A 25-year-old man from Rochester was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

    The victim and suspect are believed to be known to each other.

  11. Retired judge to lead Grenfell Tower inquiry

    Sir Martin Moore-Bick

    The retired Court of Appeal judge and former pupil of The Skinners' School in Tunbridge Wells, Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire the Prime Minister has said.

    Sir Martin said he understood the "desire of local people for justice", while Theresa May said "no stone will be left unturned" during the inquiry.

    Grenfell resident Oluwaseun Talabi said victims were unhappy at not being involved in Sir Martin's appointment.

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  12. Chatham assault: Update

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Police say the man arrested in Chatham this morning following a serious assault at the Dockside Outlet Centre car park is 25 years-old and from the Medway towns.

    A woman was seriously hurt during the incident which happened at 11:00 BST.

    Police are stil at the scene.

    Chatham incident
  13. Southern strike: 'When will it ever end?'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    As the latest round of industrial action on Southern Rail begins, with an overtime ban by the drivers' union Aslef, passengers I spoke to this morning were resigned to the dispute continuing indefinitely.

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    Video caption: Aslef begins a new work to rule on Southern Rail
  14. Envelope update

    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 - Delays and queuing traffic on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of an earlier vehicle fire. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

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

  15. Woman seriously injured at Chatham Dockside Outlet Centre

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    A woman has been seriously injured during an "incident" in a car park at the Dockside Outlet Centre in Chatham.

    Kent Police said they were called to the dockside area in Maritime Way at 11:00 BST.

    A man has been arrested at the scene.

    Officers said they did not believe there was any threat to the public.

    Chatham incident
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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and J4 for A21.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J5 M26 and J4, A21 (Orpington), because of a broken down lorry.

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