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  1. Updates on Wednesday 30 August 2017

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All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back 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. Motor neurone disease sufferer told to prove disability

    Piers Hopkirk

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    The Department for Work and Pensions has apologised to a terminally-ill man, after writing to him twice in a month, asking him to prove he qualifies for benefits.

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    Video caption: MND sufferer told twice in a month he has to prove his disability
  3. Annabel Rackham

    BBC Newsbeat

    Calum Scotland

    Annabel Rackham

    BBC Newsbeat

    A former pupil of St Olave's School, accused of excluding people based on grades, says going there made him "scared of failure".

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  4. Debate shifts over Sands

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Port of Dover says it will now source some of the sand for a massive building project from elsewhere, after plans to dredge the Goodwins sparked furious opposition.

    But it's adamant some material will have to come from the site near Deal.

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    Video caption: The Port of Dover rethinks plans to dredge the Goodwins
  5. Dramatic footage of motorway smash

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A family of three say they're lucky to be alive after their car was hit by a lorry on the M20.

    Their dashcam caught the moment.

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    Video caption: Family car is sideswiped by a truck on the M20
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J5 for M26 and J4 for A21.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J5 M26 and J4, A21 (Orpington), because of an accident involving a van and a car that has left the carriageway.

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

  7. Missing: Have you seen Yuhua?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police say they're concerned about a woman who's vanished in Tonbridge.

    Yuhua Zhao is 71 and doesn't speak English.

    Yuhua Zhao

    She was last seen at Tonbridge railway station around 10:30 BST yesterday.

    It's thought she may have travelled to London.

  8. The sun will come out tomorrow

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    After someone appeared to flick the switch between summer and autumn overnight, the sunshine's due to make a return.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  9. Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East

    Figures obtained by the BBC show an increase of more than 60% in the past three years.

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    Video caption: Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East
  10. Deportation halted by pilot

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A young man is still facing deportation to Afghanistan, despite the captain of the plane he was put on board refusing to take off.

    It's reported the pilot wouldn't leave Heathrow, after Samim Bigzad became hysterical.

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    Video caption: A young Afghan man faces deportation from Kent
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, at the Dartford Tunnel.

    M25 Kent - Stop-start traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel, because of earlier intermittent lane closures. Travel time is 41 minutes. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

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

  12. 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
  13. Some rain heading your way

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    It's going to be a cloudy, wet and cool day today. Here's your weather update with Alina Jenkins.

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    Video caption: Weather with Alina Jenkins
  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, before J10 for A20.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M20 coastbound before J10, A20 (Ashford South), because of an accident involving a lorry. Congestion to J9, A20 (Ashford).

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

  15. Remembering Diana

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    It's been 20 years since the death of Princess Diana, but her legacy lives on through people like Diana Award winner Jonjo.

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    Video caption: Remembering Diana, Princess of Wales
  16. This morning's Kent newspaper headlines

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    Kent Online: Kent Police defend record catching paedophiles after criticism from vigilante group Silent Justice

    Kent News: Man dies after falling from railway bridge near Farningham Road station, police and air ambulance on scene

    Kent Live: 'Remember where your money's going' warning after leaks spring up across Sevenoaks