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  2. Updates on Tuesday 12 September 2017

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    We've finished for another night, thanks very much for joining us.

    We'll be back bright and early tomorrow morning at 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    Enjoy the rest of your evening.

  2. The truth is out there

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Fifty years ago this month the nation woke up to news that 'flying saucers' had been found in locations across the country, including Kent.

    Was Earth being visited, or even under attack?

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    Video caption: The fiftieth anniversary of the great UFO hoax
  3. Lottery win will help daughter

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Winning the lottery really will change the lives of this young couple from Maidstone, but they're not planning a spending spree.

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    Video caption: Maidstone couple celebrate lottery win
  4. Swapping the decks for dogs

    Charlotte Wright

    Reporter, BBC South East

    The DJ from Kent who felt compelled to hang up his headphones to run an animal welfare charity.

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    Video caption: Mike Dowler felt compelled to start an animal sanctuary in Thailand after adopting a dog
  5. There's a storm heading our way

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    With Storm Aileen on her way, it's going to be a wet and windy 24 hours.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  6. A wave of inspiration

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Ross Andrews has built a reputation for creating giant works of art on the beaches of east Kent - huge patterns that only last as long as it takes for the tide to come in and wash them away.

    Now the artist has taken his work into the sea, and inside waves as they break.

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    Video caption: Ross Andrews' latest art project involves snapping shots of waves as they break
  7. Remembering Diana

    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
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down black car.

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

  9. Police investigate sex attack in bookmakers

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a woman in a Canterbury bookmakers have released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to.

    It happened around midday on 3 September at the shop in St Dunstan's Street.

    Police believe the man in the picture may have important information.

    CCTV image of man
    CCTV image of man
  10. What's the secret to a long life?

    Arjan Singh Ajji has turned 100, but what can the World War Two veteran tell us about living a long life?

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    Video caption: Arjan Singh Ajji has turned 100, but what can he tell us about living a long life?
  11. Sports centre gets the green light

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Dover's new £26m leisure centre has been given the go-ahead.

    The district council's cabinet has approved the plan for the building on a two hectare site in Whitfield.

    It'll feature an eight-lane swimming pool, a four-court sports hall, a gym with 120 stations, squash courts, a climbing wall and a cafe.

    artist's impression of Dover's new sports centre
    Image caption: Dover's new sports centre will be built in Whitfield

    It'll replace the town's existing sports centre in Townwall Street, which is 40 years old.

    Sport England is donating £1.5m to the project from the National Lottery, with the new centre ready to take over from its predecessor in 2019.

    Dover Leisure Centre
    Image caption: It will replace the 40-year-old facility in the town centre
    Quote Message: This is a major investment in the health and well-being of the district. We are grateful for the support of Sport England in developing these exciting proposals, and would like to thank the many stakeholders, local sports clubs and individuals who have contributed ideas.' from Cllr Paul Watkins Leader, Dover District Council
    Cllr Paul WatkinsLeader, Dover District Council
  12. Medway hit by two power cuts in 24 hours

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Power has been lost to 139 properties in Medway, because of a fault to an underground cable.

    It's the second power cut in the area today.

    The most recent problem happened about 13:45 BST, and follows an earlier power cut caused by a separate fault.

    Several thousand customers were affected by the first blackout.

    Pentagon Centre, Chatham

    Chatham's Pentagon shopping centre was affected by today's power cut, with 40 of its outlets having to close.

    The centre itself stayed open,with power to its 20 remaining shops provided by a diesel generator during the four-hour outage.

  13. Two arrested over Maidstone drug dealing

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Two men have been arrested by police investigating drug dealing in Maidstone.

    Officers patrolling in the Lockmeadow area yesterday saw a suspected deal take place on the path of the River Medway.

    A 19-year-old man from Ealing and a teenager from Maidstone were stopped and searched.

    Officers say they found seven wraps of a substance thought to be heroin, £120, two mobile phones and a claw hammer.

    Both people are being questioned on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply.

  14. The dangerous weapons legally available across the Channel

    How easy is it to buy an illegal stun gun?

    Former Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes made the short trip to Northern France, where these potentially lethal weapons are available over the counter.

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    Video caption: Former Police & Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes buys an illegal stun gun in France
  15. #PhotoOfTheDay regulars: Here's Mel

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Meet the bank clerk whose passion is taking photos of the South East's stunning skies.

    Mel Chennell is the latest in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

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    Video caption: The woman with a passion for taking photos of the Thanet skies
  16. Batten down the hatches

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    Storm Aileen's heading our way.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Kate Kinsella