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  1. Updates on Tuesday 29 August 2017

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  1. That's it from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back tomorrow at 06:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

    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. Transgender legal simplification plea

    Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney wants to cut the "bureaucratic burden" on people who are looking to change their legal gender.

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    Video caption: Former Boxing promoter wants it made easier to legally change gender
  3. Canterbury's plans for Britains first 'dementia village'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Britain's first purpose-built village for people with dementia could be created in Canterbury as part of the city's biggest ever housing project

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    Video caption: A village for people with dementia is planned for Canterbury
  4. Kent mother's petition for still born babies to be registered

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    A mother from Kent is campaigning for stillborn babies to be registered after losing her son at just 20 weeks.

    UK law only allows babies born after 24 weeks to be registered but Lisa, from Canterbury, is campaigning to change the system.

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    Video caption: Kent mother's campaign for stillborn babies to be registered
  5. Put down the sunscreen, pick up the brolly

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    The holiday heatwave's about to come to an end.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  6. Chef hailed as star of the future

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A chef from Broadstairs has just been hailed a star of the future by the Good Food Guide.

    Ben Crittenden owns Stark, which seats just 12 people.

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    Video caption: Kent chef hailed as star of the future
  7. School uniform help

    Chrissie Reidy

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A community wardrobe has been set up in Sittingbourne to help parents struggling with the costs of school uniform.

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    Video caption: Uniform
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, at J5 for A20 London Road.

    M20 Kent - Very slow traffic on M20 coastbound at J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

  9. Caravan crash causes severe delays

    Kent Police was called out to the A249 after a crash involving a caravan.

    There were significant delays after the incident as police closed off part of the southbound carriageway near Maidstone.

    Smashed caravan
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    Severe accident: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe accident, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of an accident.

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

  11. Hospital asks patients to avoid A&E

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Darent Valley Hospital says people shouldn't come to A&E this afternoon unless they have serious or life-threatening conditions, because of what it says is "unprecedented demand".

    Trust bosses say so far today 110 patients have attended, with that number predicted to rise to 390.

    Darent Valley Hospital

    They say anyone whose condition isn't serious will face long waits, and should use the 111 phone service of their local pharmacist instead.

    A full list of options is here.

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  12. Police investigate "unexplained" Aylesford death

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Local Live

    Derek Gane

    Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was found injured at the roadside in Aylesford earlier this month.

    Derek Gane was discovered by a member of the public next to the footbridge that crosses the M20 from Teapot Lane to Aylesford Railway Station on Monday 14 August.

    He was suffering serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he died three days later.

    A CCTV image shows the 69-year-old on the day he was found. Officers want to speak to anyone else who saw him that morning.

  13. This pub is big, really big

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    It's the largest Wetherspoons pub in Britain and it's about to open in Ramsgate.

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    Video caption: The largest Wetherspoons in the country opens in Ramsgate
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    Severe accident: A249 Kent southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A249 Kent southbound severe accident, between Castle Hill and Scragged Oak Road County Showground.

    A249 Kent - Very slow traffic on A249 southbound in Detling between White Horse Wood Turn Off and County Showground, because of an accident involving car with a caravan earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to South Green.

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

  15. Meet the #PhotoOfTheDay regulars

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    We've been out to meet some of the people who regularly contribute to our #PhotoOfTheDay.

    Catch our films starting next week.

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    Video caption: Meet the regulars behind #photooftheday
  16. Criticism over G4S hospice decision

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A Government minister has criticised the security company G4S for refusing to take patients to hospices in Kent as part of their £90m NHS contract to provide non-emergency transport.

    The company argues that hospice care is not provided by the NHS so does not fall within their remit.

    Greg Clark, the MP for Tunbridge Wells, says the transport company should show some compassion.

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    Video caption: A Government minister has criticised the security company G4S over its hospice decision.