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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Friday 4 August

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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  1. The end of another week

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks very much for joining us this week.

    We're going home for the weekend, but we'll be back on Monday from 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Cyclist hurt in Larkfield collision

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A cyclist was airlifted to hospital after a collision between his bike and a car in Larkfield.

    Police say it happened just after 10:30 BST yesterday on the A20 London Road at its junction with Lunsford Lane.

    The cyclist, who's in his 50s, suffered serious injuries to his head and body.

    Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

  3. 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
  4. Schoolgirl completes peaks challenge

    A 12-year-old girl from Kent has become the youngest person to climb all of the 214 Cumbrian peaks listed in Alfred Wainwright's famous guide to the Lakeland Fells.

    But for Lauren Richardson, who's from Hoo, it's been an achievement with a difference.

    She's one of the country's youngest amateur radio operators and at the summit of each peak she made radio contact with other "radio hams"

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    Video caption: Lauren Richardson one of youngest radio hams in country
  5. A mixed bag of weather this weekend

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    We're in for a wet Saturday but things are looking dry and brighter on Sunday.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: The weather for the South East
  6. Heroin seized after cyclist stopped in Maidstone

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man's been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences as he cycled through Maidstone.

    The 23-year-old from Catford, London, was stopped by police yesterday as he rode across a bridge near Maidstone East station following reports of suspicious behaviour.

    Officers recovered 39 wraps which are believed to contain heroin and crack cocaine.

    The man was questioned on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and later released while police continue their investigation.

  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. 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
  9. Enjoy the sunshine

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather

    A very summery afternoon's in store.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: The weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  10. BreakingSouth East Coast Ambulance Service report shows bullying culture

    BBC graphic

    A damning report into an ambulance trust has revealed a culture of bullying and harassment with concerns over "toxic" atmospheres, sexual grooming and a fear of speaking out.

    When bullying claims at South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) emerged in February the trust commissioned an independent review.

    About half the workforce surveyed experienced bullying in the past year.

    The trust said the report revealed "unacceptable" behaviour. Read more here.

  11. Mural tribute toTaiyah 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
  12. '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.

    NOTE: You may find some of the images in this report distressing.

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    Video caption: Fifty years after homosexuality was legalised, is it safe to be gay?
  13. #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
  14. #ICYMI: 'Predators see lights off and they see an opportunity'

    A Ramsgate teenager caught the man who attacked her by using her mobile phone.

    But would it have happened if there had been better street lighting?

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    Video caption: A Ramsgate teenager, attacked as she walked home, calls for better street lighting
  15. BBC South East Today breakfast bulletin

    BBC

    Here are the headlines form the breakfast bulletin:

    • Final preparations are underway for the UK's biggest Pride Festival in Brighton this weekend.
    • Police are trying to identify an elderly man whose body was found in the sea off Seaford earlier this week.
    • The World Athletics Championships begin in London tonight and some of the South East's best athletes will be taking part over the next few days.