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  1. Updates on Friday 11 August 2017

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  1. Goodnight and have a great weekend

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for another week.

    I'll be back on Monday from 06:00 BST with all of the news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. 'We feel abandoned and let down'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The parents of two severely disabled children forced to sleep in the living room of their council house in Ramsgate because they can't get up the stairs, say they feel "abandoned and let down" by the authorities.

    They've turned down one house they were offered because they say it's not suitable.

    Thanet District Council say they don't have anything else available.

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    Video caption: 'We feel abandoned and let down'
  3. Have you seen these people?

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    Police investigating an alleged assault in Deal want to speak to a number of people they believe may be able to help with their enquiries.

    A man in his 60s reported being assaulted on the beach near the Prince of Wales Terrace on Monday 24 July 2017 at 19:50 BST.

    Officers are asking anyone who recognises those in the images to contact them.

    Deal appeal
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    Video caption: Large festival started as a house party

    One of Kent's biggest festivals started as a teenage house party

  5. 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
  6. Three arrested after medical equipment stolen

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    Three men have been arrested following thefts from ambulance stations across south-east England.

    Police seized tens of thousands of pounds worth of medical equipment in a series of early-morning raids on addresses in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Hoath, Seasalter and at the Chislet Business Park in Hersden.

    A 44-year-old man from Hoath was arrested on suspicion of robbery, aggravated burglary and handling stolen goods.

    A 48-year-old man from Telford, in Shropshire, was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

    A 33-year-old man from Herne Bay was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

    South East Coast Ambulance Service vehicle
  7. From teenage party to award-winning festival

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    It started as a teenage house party. Now LeeFest is one of Kent's biggest music festivals.

    #BBCMusic

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    Video caption: Large festival started as a house party
  8. Animal welfare group's victory over CCTV

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A Kent-based animal welfare group is claiming victory after the government announced plans for compulsory CCTV cameras in slaughterhouses.

    Animal Aid says the move will help stop the illegal cruelty they've exposed through undercover filming.

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    Video caption: Animal welfare group's victory over slaughterhouse CCTV
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    Severe accident: M2 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent westbound severe accident, between J6 for A251 and J5 for A249 Sittingbourne.

    M2 Kent - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M2 London-bound between J6, A251 (Faversham) and J5, A249 (Sittingbourne), because of an accident involving lorry and car.

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

  10. 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
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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, at J4 for A228 Leybourne.

    M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 London-bound at J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. What's the weather got in store for us this afternoon?

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    I have your forecast for Friday and Saturday

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    Video caption: 11th August pm weather
  13. Deal sailor named in GB blind sailing team

    Sailing is a skill that demands accuracy, fine judgement and courage, especially if you're blind.

    Just ask Catherine Westbrook, who's been chosen to represent the country at the Blind Sailing World Championships.

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    Video caption: Deal sailor named in GB blind sailing team
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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 blocked and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of an accident involving a car and a lorry.

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

  15. Mum-of-four guilty of smuggling migrants

    A mum-of-four from Gillingham, Kent, has been found guilty of trying to smuggle 12 Vietnamese migrants into the UK through the Channel Tunnel.

    Katy Bethel, 28, was heavily pregnant at the time.

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    Video caption: Kent mum-of-four guilty of smuggling migrants
  16. Tributes paid to man who died attempting to swim English Channel

    The girlfriend of a man who died while trying to cross the English Channel as part of an endurance event has described him as "kind, generous and loyal" and says she hopes he is remembered for all of his sporting achievements.

    Lola Lewis says Douglas Waymark had prepared "meticulously" for the Enduroman event which sees athletes attempt to run, swim and cycle the 300 miles from London to Paris.

    Mr Waymark got into difficulty about halfway across the Channel on Monday.

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    Video caption: Lola Lewis speaks about why she loved Doug Waymark so much.
  17. Today's Kent newspaper headlines

    Newspaper

    Kent Online: Community launches a bid to save historic building

    Kent News: Police donation to Age UK group

    Kent Live: Thanet woman died of medical complications caused by a fall

  18. 'Respect the water' this August

    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
  19. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J7 for A249 Maidstone and J6 for A229 Maidstone.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 London-bound between J7, A249 (Maidstone) and J6, A229 (Maidstone), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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