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  2. Live updates on Thursday 14 September

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  1. The weekend's almost here

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us, we'll be back again tomorrow at 06:00 BST with more of Kent's news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. 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
  3. Mum calls for change in organ donation law

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The mother of a five-month old baby who died because she needed a heart transplant is calling for the organ donation law to be changed.

    Almost two million people are on the register but their family's consent is still needed before a donation.

    In the last 10 years 330 people have died while waiting for a transplant in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

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    Video caption: Mum calls for change in organ donation law
  4. Swapping the decks for dogs

    Charlotte Wright

    Reporter, BBC South East

    This DJ from Kent 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. #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
  6. Wet and windy

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    We've got wind, rain and possibly a bit of hail heading our way.

    Watch my latest forecast to find out more.

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    Video caption: Rachel Mackley has the latest forecast.
  7. Kent man leads relief effort after Hurricane Irma

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    An army officer from Tunbridge Wells is rebuilding lives devastated by Hurricane Irma.

    Brigadier John Ridge is currently out in the Caribbean commanding more than 1,200 troops to help secure some of the islands in the region.

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    Video caption: Army officer tasked with commanding one thousand troops to help secure islands after Irma
  8. What's the secret to a long life?

    Charlotte Wright

    Reporter, BBC South East

    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?
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between M20 J9 Ashford and M20 J8 Leeds Castle.

    A20 Kent - One lane blocked on A20 westbound between Ashford and Leeds Castle, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Commuters rule the waves

    Charlotte Wright

    Reporter, BBC South East

    Would you rather be sitting on the dock of the bay instead of the station platform?

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    Video caption: A new Thames clipper service is trialled between north Kent and London
  11. The truth is out there

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Fifty years ago this month the nation was gripped by stories of flying saucers found in locations across the country, including Kent.

    But it turned out they'd touched down from somewhere a little closer to home than Mars.

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    Video caption: The fiftieth anniversary of the great UFO hoax

    You can see more on this story on BBC iplayer here.

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    Severe accident: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe accident, between J1A for A282 and J1B for A282.

    M25 Kent - Queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J1b, A282 (Dartford), because of the earlier accident on the opposite side of the carriageway. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 25 minutes. Congestion to J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout).

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

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    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J1B for A282 and J1A for A282.

    M25 Kent - Long delays and stop-start traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J1b, A282 (Dartford) and J1a, A282 (Swanscombe), because of an accident involving lorry and two cars earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 30 minutes. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

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

  14. Arrest over wharf fire

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A man's been arrested over the fire at a wharf in Faversham in the early hours of this morning.

    Thirty firefighers spent the night putting out the fire, which broke out around 01:30 BST, at Iron Wharf.

    A man in his thirties has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

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    Video caption: boatyard fire in Faversham damages eight boats, three portable buildings and a workshop
  15. Pedestrians killed in road crash named

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police have named the two men killed when they were hit by a 4x4 in Ringmer at the weekend.

    James Morden was 31 and from Hilbert Road in Tunbridge Wells.

    Matthew Lind, who was also 31, was from Broadway Court in Wimbledon.

    They were among a group of pedestrians hit by the Nissan Pathfinder as they walked along Harvey's Lane just after 20:00 BST on 9 September.

    Harvey's Lane, Ringmer
    Image caption: The accident happened at the junction of Harvey's Lane and the B2192
  16. 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
  17. A great afternoon for rainbows

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    It's going to be sunshine and showers for the rest of the day.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini