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  2. Remembering one of the original SAS heroes

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    His exploits in the SAS read like a Hollywood movie, and now medals and mementos from a Maidstone war veteran are being auctioned.

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    Video caption: Medals awarded to an Maidstone war hero go on sale
  3. Is seafood on the Kent coast polluted by plastic?

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Mussels from Kent have been tested to see if micro plastics are ending up in the food chain and threatening humans and sea life.

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    Video caption: Kent mussels tested to see if plastic from carrier bags in ending up in the food chain
  4. Family tribute following death of father-to-be

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A motorcyclist and father-to be who died in a crash has been described by his family as "caring, loving and funny".

    Brett Appleyard, 24, from Ramsgate died in Stirling Way, after a reported collision with a car at the junction with Conyngham Close around 20:25 BST on Friday 6 October.

    His mother Linda said: "He will always be my beautiful boy and the bestest big brother ever to his sister Casey. To his partner Lottie, who is mum to his unborn child, he was and still is her heart and her world.

    "He was so excited that he was becoming a dad in February and loved his baby so much that he was fit to burst. I’m so happy that he had been with Lottie for the scan that day, as he was beside himself with happiness.

    "Brett was pure energy. He loved to laugh and make others laugh too."

    Brett Appleyard
    Image caption: Brett Appleyard

    The family has thanked emergency services, and Kent Police is appealing for information from anybody who witnessed a black Ford Mondeo or a black and white Yamaha motorcycle in the moments leading up to the collision.

  5. Sunshine after the rain

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    It's going to be unseasonably warm over the next couple of days.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  6. Brighton mother urges more people to consider donating their eyes

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    When nine-year-old Niamh died from cancer, her eyes were donated to save the sight of two young people.

    Here's her story.

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    Video caption: Sussex mother says more people should donate their eyes after donating her daughter's
  7. Could a rare insect cure a skin condition?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Conservationists in the South East are trying to save the rare wart-biter cricket. As its name might suggest, it is an insect which may be able to help with a skin condition.

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    Video caption: Could a rare insect cure a skin condition?
  8. Local hero

    Robin Gibson

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    This boy from a military family in Gillingham became Britain's most decorated flying ace of World War One, with a collection of medals including a Victoria Cross.

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    Video caption: The World War One fighter ace from Gillingham
  9. Deal in Aslef and Southern rail dispute talks 'could be in weeks'

    A Southern train

    After months of disruption for Southern rail passengers, BBC South East understands that a new agreement could be put to members of the train driver union Aslef by their leaders within the next few weeks.

    After talks between Aslef and Southern's parent firm Govia Thameslink (GTR) took place last month, both sides released a statement saying "significant progress" had been made.

    BBC South East understands that the latest negotiations have been centred around two separate issues - pay and driver-controlled operation.

    Southern has been in dispute with Aslef and the RMT union over working practices on driver-controlled operation.

    The Department for Transport said GTR and Aslef talks are ongoing and it hopes their "discussions can bring an end to this dispute".

    The RMT union remains in dispute with the company.

  10. Doggy paddle comes to Saltdean Lido

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    If your swimming stroke is more doggy paddle than breast stroke you'd have been right at home at Saltdean Lido this weekend.

    The art deco pool just outside Brighton celebrated the close of season by opening up to dogs and their owners.

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    Video caption: Doggy paddle comes to Saltdean Lido
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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

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

    M25 Kent - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down white lorry.

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

  12. Thieves put antiques shop 'at risk'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    An antiques dealer from Tenterden says burglars have put his business at risk.

    Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was taken in a raid at the shop a week ago.

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    Video caption: Thieves put Ashford antiques shop 'at risk'
  13. Shipwreck discovery in Whitstable could be significant find

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Archaeologists from across the UK have flocked to a beach in Whitstable after a mysterious outline of a boat was reported by a group of local amateur historians.

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    Video caption: Archaeologists from UK flock to Kent following shipwreck discovery
  14. Motorcyclist killed in crash

    Hamish Mureddu-Reid

    BBC News Online, South East

    A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in Doddington near Faversham, Kent Police have said.

    His black motorbike crashed with a blue Audi Q5 car on The Street, between the junctions of Church Hill and Chequers Hill at about 07:20 BST.

    The 32-year-old man from Sittingbourne was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The road remains closed and any witnesses have been asked to contact police.

    The Street, Doddington
  15. BreakingInvestigation into hospital patient's death

    Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton

    An investigation has been launched after the death of a patient at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

    The 85-year-old woman died at the hospital on 23 September.

    The trust which runs the hospital, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, and the Care Quality Commission, are investigating.

    The woman’s death is being treated as unexplained.

    Sussex Police are investigating.

    Quote Message: Following the sudden death of an 85-year-old woman at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, on Saturday 23 September, an investigation is taking place involving the police, the NHS and the Care Quality Commission. The death has been referred to the coroner and at this stage remains unexplained. from Sussex Police
    Sussex Police
  16. Travelling on four wheels - with a difference

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    These friends rode 600 miles to raise money for charity.

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    Video caption: Edinburgh to Eastbourne charity skateboarders
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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 - One lane closed on M20 coastbound between J10, A20 (Ashford South) and J11, B2068 (Hythe), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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