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  1. Updates on Monday 18 September 2017

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  1. That's all folks

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today

    We're back at 0600 BST with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the South East.

    Enjoy the rest of your evening.

  2. #PhotoOfTheDay: Here's Kristie

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Meet the woman who shares her love of photography with her young children.

    Kristie Heath is the latest in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

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    Video caption: Mum of four shares love of photography with her children
  3. Sunshine on a rainy day

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    There's some brightness ahead, but you may need your brolly too. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather Nina 1830
  4. Video content

    Video caption: Parsons Green Tube bombing: CCTV shows suspect with Lidl bag

    New footage captures a man in Sunbury-on-Thames in Surrey, where police are now searching a property.

  5. Men face prison wall phone and drugs charges

    Maidstone prison
    Image caption: Police said a number of suspicious packages were seized

    Two men have been charged with conspiring to throw drugs and mobile phones over a wall into a prison.

    The pair were arrested on 15 June after plain clothes officers reported suspicious behaviour in County Road.

    Both men have been bailed to appear at Maidstone Magistrates' Court on 20 October.

  6. Hawks help heroes

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Birds of prey are being used to help former servicemen and women overcome issues of post traumatic stress or even just cope with a return to civilian life.

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    Video caption: Birds of prey are being used to help veterans cope with a return to civilian life.
  7. 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.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 West Sussex northbound severe disruption, between M23 J9 and M25 J7.

    M23 West Sussex - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M23 northbound between M23 J9, Gatwick Airport and M25 J7, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  9. A treasure trove of memories

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    They say today's news is tomorrow's fish and chip paper and in Brighton and Hove one of the city's newspaper archives nearly went that way, until one local man stepped in to save it.

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    Video caption: The archive of the Argus newspaper in Brighton is saved

    You can see more on this story on Inside Out on BBC iPlayer here.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, at J4 for A228 Leybourne.

    M20 Kent - M20 partially blocked and slow traffic coastbound at J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of an accident. Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

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

  11. #PhotoOfTheDay regulars: Here's James

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Meet the barber with a passion for photography who displays his work on the walls of his salon.

    James Brown is the latest in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

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    Video caption: Barber displays his photograply in his salon
  12. Patient transport service arrives too early, fails to transport patient

    Dan Maclaren

    BBC Live reporter

    G4S has apologised to a disabled woman left unable to get to hospital after its patient transport service arrived too early to pick her up.

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    Video caption: A disabled woman from Herne Bay was left unable to get to hospital
  13. Kent v Glamorgan

    Listen to BBC local radio commentary as Kent host Glamorgan in County Championship Division Two.

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  14. Armed patrols across the South East

    Armed police officers are continuing to patrol key public areas in Sussex and Surrey following the terror attack in London at Parsons Green underground station on Friday.

    Yesterday the Home Secretary announced the UK threat level from international terrorism had been reduced from critical to severe.

    Kent Police is scaling back additional patrols, but armed officers will remain at Canterbury Cathedral, the Port of Dover and Bluewater.

    Officers are reminding the public to be vigilant at all times.

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  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J11 for A317.

    M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on entry slip road clockwise at J11, A317 (Chertsey), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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