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  1. Updates on Tuesday 3 October

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  1. That's it from us

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    We're finished for the evening but we'll be back from 06:00 BST tomorrow with all your news, travel, sport 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. Dutch man unearths message in a bottle from Kent man

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    A radio presenter from the Netherlands has discovered a message in a bottle from a Kent man who penned it 30 years ago at the age of five.

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    Video caption: A man from the Netherlands discovers message in a bottle written by Kent man 30 years ago
  3. Road to recovery

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    These young people, who are facing serious illness or bereavement, are learning to cope and grow with the help of a breast cancer survivor.

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    Video caption: These young people, who are facing serious illness or bereavement, are learning to cope.
  4. Amputee teen racer completes charity walk

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Billy Monger, who lost both legs in a crash, has walked the pit lane at Brands Hatch to raise money for the air ambulance that helped him.

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    Video caption: Teen race driving amputee Billy Monger completes charity walk
  5. #PhotoOfTheDay regulars: Meet Scott

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Meet the former policeman with a rare neuromuscular disease who's now an award-winning amateur photographer.

    Scott Sinden is the latest to appear in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

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    Video caption: Terminal illness man becomes award-winning photographer
  6. Bug from Europe threatens Kent's pear crop

    Hamish Mureddu-Reid

    BBC News Online, South East

    A tiny insect which has devastated pear crops in Europe has been found in Kent for the first time.

    The Anthonomus Spilotus bug was identified by scientists at East Malling Research using a French text book published in the 1930s.

    Farmers say up to a quarter of their pear crop is being destroyed by the insect.

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    Video caption: Bug from southern Europe threatens Kent's pear crop
  7. Flu jab plea

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Vulnerable people across the South East could die unless more people take up the free flu jab.

    That's the stark warning from NHS managers.

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    Video caption: NHS managers have pleaded with vulnerable people in the South East to get the flu jab.
  8. Wednesday's weather

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    It's a sunny start, but what does the rest of the day have in store?

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    Video caption: South East weather
  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J1A for A282 and J31 for A1306.

    M25 Kent - Delays on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of an accident involving several vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange).

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

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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M2 Kent - Slow traffic on M2 London-bound between J6, A251 (Faversham) and J5, A249 (Sittingbourne), because of an earlier overturned 4x4 towing a trailer. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is about 30 minutes.

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26.

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

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

  12. Mother wrongly accused of drugging her baby

    A young mother says she feared she would never see her sick baby again after she was wrongly accused of drugging her.

    Emma Chatfield says she was handcuffed on a hospital ward, locked up for several hours and not allowed to see her baby daughter Freya for three days.

    Emma, who's from Margate, says she's angry with both the police and the hospital for the way she was treated.

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    Video caption: Kent mother wrongly accused of drugging her baby
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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J13 for A30 and J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

    M25 Surrey - Two lanes blocked and very slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J13, A30 (Staines) and J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4), because of tyre on the road.

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

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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J10 for A20 and J11 for B2068 Hythe.

    M20 Kent - Queuing traffic on M20 coastbound between J10, A20 (Ashford South) and J11, B2068 (Hythe), because of all traffic being temporarily held.

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

  15. Sixty seconds with the PM

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    Ahead of her speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, I spoke to Prime Minister Theresa May about elections, the economy and rail strikes.

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    Video caption: Interview with the Prime Minister