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  1. Updates on Thursday 10 August 2017

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  1. That's all folks

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    We're off home for the night so we can be back bright and early at 06:00 BST to bring you all the latest news, travel, weather and sport for the county.

    Is there anything you'd like to tell us about?

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

  2. Parents to sue over teenage volunteer's death

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The parents of a 19-year-old volunteer from Canterbury who died in South Africa say they're taking legal action against the charity which organised the trip there.

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    Video caption: Parents to sue over teenage volunteer's death
  3. For the wings of a dove

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    How a group of Kent villagers are helping bring the turtle dove back from the brink of extinction.

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    Video caption: Villagers in Kent have built a haven for endangered turtle doves
  4. The tigers who come to tea...and breakfast

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    This wild animal park offers a room with a very different view.

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    Video caption: Port Lympne offers breakfast with tigers
  5. 'It's shedding light, it's not gloomy'

    Robin Gibson

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    What's it like to suffer from a long-term illness which no-one else can see?

    An exhibition at a Medway art gallery tries to explain.

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    Video caption: Chatham art gallery hosts exhibition on invisible illnesses
  6. Union claims Tube staffing 'crisis' after hurt passenger waited 30 minutes for aid

    A rail union has warned of a "growing crisis" of unstaffed London Underground stations after two incidents were revealed of passengers being injured and having to wait for help.

    The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said it defied belief that Tube stations were being left unstaffed, adding that they should be closed if employees are not available.

    The union gave details of two incidents, including one at Ickenham on 3 August when a member of the public fell down stairs and lay unconscious for over 30 minutes.

    The union said it was "pure luck" that he was spotted by a Tube driver, with staff having to be called from other stations - leaving them unstaffed.

    London Underground network operations director Nigel Holness said: "Safety is our top priority and fortunately these types of incidents are rare.

    "Following a review of staffing levels we are now in the process of putting 325 additional new staff members in our stations."

  7. Part-time soldiers put new skills into action

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Part-time soldiers from Kent, Sussex and Surrey have spent two weeks training alongside the US military in Michigan

    The reserve battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal regiment have been taking part in an exercise designed to get NATO forces practicing working alongside each other.

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    Video caption: Part-time soldiers put new skills into action
  8. Air show pilot 'wearing wrong sort of lifejacket'

    Hamish Mureddu-Reid

    BBC News Online, South East

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    Video caption: Plane crashes into sea at air show

    An air show pilot who ditched his plane into the sea got wedged in the cockpit because he was wearing the wrong sort of lifejacket, the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has found.

    The pilot was giving a display of balloon bursting when the plane lost power.

    The light aircraft came down in shallow water off Herne Bay during a display in the town on 14 August 2016.

    The pilot's lifejacket then inflated automatically inside the plane.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A228 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A228 Kent both ways severe accident, between Tower View and King Hill.

    A228 Kent - A228 Ashton Way in King's Hill closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Tower View junction and the King Hill junction, because of an accident involving overturned lorry.

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

  10. Drying up as we head through the afternoon

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Tomorrow is looking dry and bright too.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather for the South East
  11. From pulling pints to pulling triggers

    Dan Maclaren

    BBC Live reporter

    Reserve soldiers from Kent, Sussex and Surrey training in Michigan all have day jobs, but they are learning key skills from their US counterparts during a major training exercise.

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    Video caption: Soldiers from the South East are training in the US
  12. 'Respect the water' this August

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The RNLI is urging people to "respect the water" this summer as part of a drowning prevention campaign.

    The charity says more people die in UK waters in August than any other month.

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    Video caption: RNLI launches campaign during 'deadliest' month
  13. Michigan mission for South East soldiers

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A hundred and forty part time soldiers from across the South East are taking part in a joint military exercise in America.

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    Video caption: Part-time soldiers take part in a military exercise in US
  14. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

    A pile of newspapers

    Kent Online: Football team take on African lion in tug of war

    Kent News: Police arrest 171 people for drink or drug-driving in one month

    Kent Live: Pop-up hotel made from containers plans to come to Kent