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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 5 July

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from us for tonight

    Thanks for joining us - we'll be back tomorrow morning from 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Appeal for witnesses after delivery drivers robbed

    Four men are wanted by Kent Police after they reportedly robbed two delivery drivers in Edenbridge.

    The incident occurred in Field Drive between 18:15 - 18:20 BST on Thursday 8 June.

    The men are reported to have approached and threatened two delivery drivers before stealing furniture.

    The suspects are described as aged between 20 and 30 years old.

    One of the men was described as white, with short, curly, ginger hair and wearing black shorts and a black top. They were last seen running towards Woodpecker Close.

  3. Brollies at the ready

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Tomorrow's going to be hot and muggy, with a warning in place for torrential rain.

    Find out more in my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Rachel Mackley has the weather forecast for the South East.
  4. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

    Stack of papers (generic)

    Kent Online: Swale police come clean over mysterious markings outside your house

    Kent News: Major Fastrack bus expansion planned as Ebbsfleet Garden City chief expects more than 5,000 homes to arrive by 2021

    Kent Live: Kent is about to be invaded by a swarm of millions of flying ants

  5. Virtually exploring St Augustine's Abbey

    A four year collaboration between English Heritage and the University of Kent's School of Architecture, has led to the reconstruction of the ruined St Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury -- in virtual reality, at least.

    So what more do we know about the Abbey?

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    Video caption: A four year collaboration has led to the reconstruction of St Augustine's in Canterbury.
  6. Thief hijacked car

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are looking for a man who abducted a driver and stole cash from him, leaving the victim tied up in his car.

    The driver, a man in his 60s, was approached as he drove down the Broadway in Minster-on-Sea, on the Isle of Sheppey.

    The attacker made him drive to a cul-de-sac near Kent Avenue, where he took the money and left him with his hands tied to the steering wheel.

    Suspect in Minster-on-Sea robbery

    Detectives have issued a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to in connection with the incident.

  7. Petition against Tunbridge Wells homes plan

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    More than 1,400 people have signed a petition against the building of 13,000 new homes in Tunbridge Wells.

    The plans from the council would see the town expand over 20 years but they face a challenge of where to build them.

    A new garden city of 5,000 houses could be part of the solution.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J6 for A229 Maidstone and J7 for A249 Maidstone.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M20 coastbound between J6, A229 (Maidstone) and J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  9. ICYMI: WW2 pilot achieves ambition at 95

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    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
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, between J4 for A228 Leybourne and J5 for A20 affecting J3 for M26.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed and slow traffic on M20 coastbound between J4, A228 (Leybourne) and J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of an accident. Congestion to J3 M26.

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

  11. We're walking on sunshine

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be a glorious afternoon, but watch out for heavy thundery showers tomorrow.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Lucy Martin
  12. The bridge that spans the centuries

    Robin Gibson

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    How a canny investment by Dick Whittington led to the creation of The Rochester Bridge Trust, providing the people of Medway with their vital river crossing.

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    Video caption: How Rochester got a free bridge
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    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J2 for A2 and J1A for A282.

    M25 Kent - Queuing traffic and three lanes closed on M25 anticlockwise between J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange) and J1a, A282 (Swanscombe), because of an accident involving a car.

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

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    Severe accident: Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    Kent both ways severe accident, between Featherbed Lane and Stickfast Lane.

    Kent - Sheppey Way in Howt Green closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Featherbed Lane junction and the Stickfast Lane junction, because of a serious accident involving a lorry and a motorbike.

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

  15. Appeal over Edenbridge furniture robbery

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police tape around a crime scene

    Four men are being sought by police after two delivery drivers were robbed in Edenbridge.

    They're reported to have threatened them in Field Drive before stealing furniture.

    It happened at about 18:15 BST on Thursday 8 June.

    The men, who were aged between 20 and 30, were last seen running towards Woodpecker Close.

    One of them is said to have short, curly, ginger hair and he was wearing black shorts and a black top.

  16. Kent's local newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    KentOnline: Police helicopter search for axe-wielding robber after raid at Claybrooks jewellers

    Kent News: Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield furious after being left in the dark over proposals for new city hospital

    Kent Live: The source of an E.coli outbreak at Fort Halstead has been revealed three months on