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  2. Live updates on Friday 13 October

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  1. That's all folks

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

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

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Shipwreck discovery in Whitstable could be significant find

    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
  3. BreakingReported acid attack update

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police in Hastings are searching for people in connection with a suspected acid attack.

    Officers were called when a member of the public claimed they had an unknown liquid thrown over them by two men, in Castle Street.

    Quote Message: If anyone has any information with regards to this incident we would urge them to come forward so that we can ensure that the medical needs of those affected can be addressed and any crimes actively pursued.' from Sussex Police spokesperson
    Sussex Police spokesperson
  4. 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
  5. Winning when he's singing?

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Meet the Canterbury chorister hoping to bring a top title back to Kent for the second year in a row.

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    Video caption: Canterbury chorister reaches Young Chorister of the Year final
  6. 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.

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    Video caption: Thieves put Ashford antiques shop 'at risk'
  7. BreakingPolice investigate acid attack claim

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police say they're investigating reports of an acid attack in Castle Street, in Hastings.

    Officers are searching the area.

  8. Local hero

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    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
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    Video caption: Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' on display in Kent

    Tracey Emin's infamous 'My Bed' artwork goes on display at the Turner Contemporary in her home town of Margate

  10. Hope you've not packed away your summer clothes...!

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    Believe it or not, it's going to be a scorcher of a weekend (for October anyway).

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    Video caption: Temperatures will rise up to the high teens
  11. Sharp rise in rural homelessness

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Jimmy, who lives in a forest near Faversham, is one of a growing number of rural homeless.

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    Video caption: Jimmy Shilling has been living in a broken down van for 14 years.
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    Severe accident: A28 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A28 Kent eastbound severe accident, between A290 Rheims Way and A257 St George's Place.

    A28 Kent - A28 Rhodaus Town in Canterbury partially blocked and slow traffic eastbound between Wincheap Roundabout and St George's Roundabout, because of an accident involving at least two cars.

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

  13. 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 last 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
  14. Stayin' alive

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Paramedics have been to schools across the South East to give 15,000 children the skills which could save a life.

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    Video caption: Pupils across the South East learn CPR skills
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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J7 for M23.

    M25 Surrey - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J7 M23, because of people on the road.

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

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    Severe disruption: A259 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A259 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between A27 and B2182 Cooden Sea Road.

    A259 East Sussex - Queuing traffic on A259 in both directions between Pevensey Roundabout in Pevensey Bay and Wheatsheaf Inn in Bexhill, because of an earlier vehicle fire.

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