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  1. That's it for now

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today - we'll be back at 06:00 BST with more news, sport, weather and travel 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. Baby Eli death: 'If enough was done, he'd still be here'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The cousin of a man convicted of causing the death of Eli Cox says the child protection system failed him.

    Eli's mum Katherine Cox and her partner Danny Shepherd were convicted on Thursday.

    Emjay Ivory says the family were regularly visited by social workers in the months leading up to Eli's death.

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    Video caption: Baby Eli death: 'If enough was done, he'd still be here'
  3. Mental ill health linked with shorter life expectancy

    New research finds life expectancy for people with mental health problems is 20 years shorter than average.

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    Video caption: Research shows that people with mental health problems live an average of 20 years less.
  4. Enquiries continue into North Kent rave

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Six people, aged between 17 and 40, have been released without charge following an illegal rave in Swanley.

    Five more people, aged between 17 and 20, have been released pending further enquiries.

    They were arrested when police raided an industrial unit in Mark Way on Saturday, where up to 500 people had gathered.

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    Image caption: Mobile phone footage said to show people running from the scene of the rave

    Those arrested were from, Gravesend, London, Richmond in Surrey and Welwyn Garden City.

    A 41-year-old man from Shepherds Bush has been issued with a cannabis warning.

  5. What is Japanese knotweed?

    Scientists are using a field in the South East to carry out an experiment to try and get rid of one of Britain's most invasive plants.

    But what is Japanese knotweed and why is it such a problem?

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    Video caption: Scientists are using a field in Sussex to carry out an experiment on Japanese knotweed.
  6. Person injured in car fire

    One person's been injured after a car caught fire during a crash in Minster-on-Sea.

    Kent Fire and Rescue says it happened in Scocles Road just after 15:00 BST.

    Ten firefighters were called there after a car and a light goods vehicle collided.

  7. Two days of heavy rain on the way

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    A yellow warning of rain has been issued for the South East over the next couple of days.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: South East weather pm
  8. 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
  9. Union and Southern talks break down

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    A Southern rail guard

    Talks aimed at resolving a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains on Southern rail have "stalled" with no agreement, the RMT union said.

    It follows more than two hours of talks between leaders of the union and officials from Southern's parent firm, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

    RMT general secretary Mick Cash called for round table discussions involving all parties to now take place.

    "This dispute can be resolved, we have no doubt about that," he said.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A2500 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A2500 Kent eastbound severe accident, between Barton Hill Drive and Scocles Road.

    A2500 Kent - A2500 Lower Road in Minster closed and slow traffic eastbound between the Barton Hill Drive junction and the Scocles Road junction, because of an accident involving lorry and three cars.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, at J11 for B2068 Hythe.

    M20 Kent - M20 exit slip road partially blocked coastbound at J11, B2068 (Hythe), because of an accident involving two vehicles. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. BreakingUnion and Southern talks 'break down'

    Talks aimed at resolving a long-running dispute over driver only trains at Southern Railway have "stalled", with no agreement, said the RMT union.

    We'll bring you more when we have it.

  13. Charges over restaurant stabbing

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A teenager's been charged following a stabbing in a fast food restaurant in Gravesend.

    Police and paramedics were called to the McDonald's in New Road at 03:45 BST on 16 July, where they found a man with stab wounds.

    He was treated in a London hospital and has since been discharged.

    An 18-year-old man, who was arrested in Gravesend around 19:30 BST on 2 August, has now been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

    He's been remanded in custody and is due to appear in court on 1 September.

  14. #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
  15. #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
  16. Two bailed over chip shop 'acid attack'

    Ian's Plaice in Whitstable

    The man and women arrested over the suspected acid attack know the victim, police say.

    Two bailed over chip shop 'acid attack'

    Ian's Plaice in Whitstable

    The man and women arrested over the suspected acid attack know the victim, police say.

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  17. ICYMI: 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
  18. '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?