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  2. Live updates on Thursday 12 October

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  1. That's all folks

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us.

    We're back bright and early at 06:00 BST with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the South East.

    Enjoy the rest of your evening.

  2. BreakingCouncil votes in restrictions on acid sale

    Rajdeep Sandhu

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Kent

    Medway Council has voted in a voluntary scheme for retailers to restrict sale of acids to anyone under the age of 25.

    It follows the Government's pledge last week to ban the sale of acids to anyone under the age of 18.

  3. Children in Need launched

    Hamish Mureddu-Reid

    BBC News Online, South East

    BBC Children in Need supports a charity in Portslade which runs clubs for children, whatever their needs.

    What are you doing to raise money this year?

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    Video caption: Thanks to your generosity some £46m was raised last November
  4. Four little miracles

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    This couple were told they couldn't have children, but four babies had very different ideas.

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    Video caption: Miracle babies for Crawley family
  5. Could climate change bring back killer disease?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Man spent centuries fighting the sea to claim this part of Kent.

    Could our actions now be putting it at risk?

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    Video caption: Could climate change bring back killer disease?
  6. Fancy a duvet day?

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Nominated for the Turner Prize, it changed hands for over £2m.

    Now one of the world's most famous pieces of conceptual art is on display in the South East.

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    Video caption: Tracey Emin brings 'My Bed' to the Turner Contemporary
  7. Kent County Council looks to increase council tax

    Rajdeep Sandhu

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Kent

    More cuts are coming at Kent County Council.

    This year Conservative council leader Paul Carter has been warning that frontline services are at risk.

    Today we found out a few of the services at risk as a six-week budget consultation was launched.

    Buses are one of them. The council subsidise some services that are unprofitable for private companies to run.

    Last year the net budget was £6m. These plans would cut £2m.

    Paul Carter
    Image caption: Council leader Paul Carter says services are at risk

    There's no detail on which routes yet but Paul Carter told me it will be likely be weekend and evening buses.

    For another year council tax is proposed to increase by 3.99% - £40 on the average tax band.

    There's also a push to offload the remaining care homes and day centres run by KCC into the private or voluntary sector.

    Local authorities slimming down means charities often step in. But community bus providers are facing their own problems with a potential bureaucratic change. It could leave them under financial strain.

    In those circumstances we could see fewer rural buses on our roads.

  8. Here comes the sun

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    Don't laugh, but you may need your sun cream over the next few days.

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    Video caption: Weather Rachel
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 and J3 for A322 Lightwater.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J2 M25 and J3, A322 (Lightwater), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J2 for A20 and M25 J3.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 London-bound between J2, A20 (Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit) and M25 J3, Swanley Interchange, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Candy on the catwalk

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Could this be the perfect gift for dedicated followers of fashion with a sweet tooth?

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    Video caption: A dress made entirely of chocolate
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A281 Surrey both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A281 Surrey both ways severe disruption, between B2130 Stovolds Hill and Chestnut Way.

    A281 Surrey - A281 Horsham Road closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the B2130 Stovolds Hill junction in Palmers Cross and the Chestnut Way junction in Bramley, because of a fire.

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

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    Severe accident: A259 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A259 East Sussex both ways severe accident, near The Highway.

    A259 East Sussex - A259 South Coast Road in Peacehaven blocked near The Highway junction, because of an accident.

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

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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 - One lane blocked on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. His toughest challenge yet

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Since losing his sight in an accident in 1999, this army veteran has been writing his name in the record books.

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    Video caption: Blind veteran's latest challenge
  16. Council to debate ban on sale of acids

    Dan Maclaren

    BBC Live reporter

    Medway Council will debate tonight whether to introduce restrictions on the sale of corrosive substances.

    Last week the Government pledged to ban the sale of acids to anyone under the age of 18.

    Now there are calls for retailers in Medway to refuse sales to anyone under 21 following a spate of acid attacks across the country.

    Acid attack victim