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Summary

  1. Our live page updates for the day have now ended
  2. Updates on Tuesday 1 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for tonight

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today - we'll be back at 06:00 BST with more news, sport, travel and weather 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. Inquest opens into teenager's railway death

    Taiyah Peebles

    An inquest has opened today into the death of a 16-year-old whose body was found on a railway line at Herne Bay.

    Taiyah Peebles' body was discovered last week.

    The teenager had been electrocuted, after a night out with friends.

    The inquest has now been adjourned until mid October.

  3. Some wet and windy conditions to come

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    It may be August but we're in for some blustery and wet weather over the next day or two.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: South East weather for Tuesday evening
  4. Christian magistrate suing the NHS

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A Christian magistrate who lost his job and then his role as an NHS director for saying it was better for children to be bought up by a father and a mother rather than gay couples is suing the NHS.

    Richard Page says that the current policy can prevent Christians from holding public posts.

    Mr Page was suspended by the Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust last year - but believes he has been discriminated against as a Christian.

    His former employers say Mr Page's stance "undermined" the confidence of staff, particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

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    Video caption: Former magistrate claims discrimination because he disapproves of gay adoption
  5. RNLI launches campaign during 'deadliest' month

    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.

    Seven men died in the sea at Camber last summer.

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    Video caption: RNLI launches campaign during 'deadliest' month
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    Video caption: Sian Hollands death: 'I don't think I'll ever get over it'

    The sister of a young woman who died because of doctors' failings says she thinks of her every day.

  7. Project to help protect future of bees

    Almost £1m of lottery funding is being spent on helping protect endangered bumblebees.

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    Video caption: Kent project to help protect future of bees
  8. Police appeal for missing teenage boy

    Destin Awere-Kyere

    Police looking for a 15-year-old boy who has been reported missing from Gillingham are appealing for information.

    Destin Awere-Kyere was reported missing on 16 July and was last seen in the Marlborough Road area on 12 July.

    He is reported to have travelled to Bexleyheath by train and it's believed he's still in this area, or he could be in Greenwich.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 101 quoting 16-1606.

  9. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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  10. #ICYMI: 'I live with the guilt of a man's death'

    Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life.

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    Video caption: Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life
  11. August begins brightly

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    Enjoy this afternoon's sunshine, as the clouds will be back tomorrow.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Kate Kinsella
  12. #ICYMI: 'Wait till she shows you how she can bat'

    From being the only girl in a boys' team in Sandwich, to being Player of the Tournament in England's World Cup winning side, opening bat Tammy Beaumont is putting women's cricket on the map.

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    Video caption: Dover's Tammy Beaumont wins World Cup and is Player of the Tournament
  13. Mural tribute to Taiyah Peebles

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A giant mural has been painted in memory of a teenager who was electrocuted on a railway line.

    The body of Taiyah Peebles was discovered on the tracks near Herne Bay station last week.

    Margate artist Vince Pugh says he painted the mural as a "mark of respect" to the teenager.

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    Video caption: A mural has been created in Margate in memory of Taiyah Peebles, who died in Herne Bay
  14. 'My eye socket was completely shattered, I had haemorrhages in both eyes'

    On the 50th anniversary of the partial legalisation of homosexuality, is it safe to be gay now?

    Victims of recent homophobic violence describe their horrific experiences.

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    Video caption: Fifty years after homosexuality was legalised, is it safe to be gay?

    'Is it safe to be gay in the UK?' is on BBC2 tonight at 21:00 BST.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J5 for A20 and J4 for A228 Leybourne.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed and slow traffic on M20 London-bound between J5, A20 (Aylesford) and J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  16. 'Avoid instincts' when in dangerous waters

    Going against your instincts could help save your life in dangerous waters, warns the RNLI.

    The charity advises to avoid the natural reaction to panic and splash around the water. Instead, allow yourself to float for a few minutes while you consider the best options of survival.

    The recommendation comes as more people drown along the coast in August than any other time of year. Many people visit beaches in South East England during the summer holidays.

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    Severe accident: A254 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A254 Kent both ways severe accident, between B2052 College Road and A256 Haine Road.

    A254 Kent - A254 Ramsgate Road in Margate blocked and slow traffic in both directions between Victoria Traffic Lights and Westwood Roundabout, because of an accident.

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

  18. Jury goes out in baby-death case

    Hamish Mureddu-Reid

    BBC News Online, South East

    The jury at Maidstone Crown Court has retired to consider its verdict in the case of two people accused of causing the death of a five-month-old baby.

    Katherine Cox, 33, and her 25-year-old boyfriend Danny Shepherd.are both accused of causing the death of Ms Cox's son Eli Cox at their Kent home in April last year.

    Maidstone Crown Court heard Eli had 28 fractures and a post-mortem examination found his death was caused by an injury to his head.

    Mr Shepherd said he saw Eli gasping and gave him adult CPR compressions which he now knew was wrong.

    Ms Cox said she was told to "hang him upside down and shake him" after Eli turned blue and stopped breathing.

    Katherine Cox and Danny Shepherd