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  1. Goodbye from BBC South East Live

    That’s it from us, goodbye. Thanks for joining us this week for your news, travel and weather.

    We will be back on Monday morning. Remember if there is anything you think we need to know, you can contact us on email, Facebook and Twitter.

  2. Crossing the English Channel upside down

    Upside down aeroplane

    A pilot from Somerset is preparing to fly his plane upside down to France and back, to raise money for charity.

    Will Hosie, 57, from Corfe, will set off from Kent to the Cap Griz Nez lighthouse near Calais on Saturday.

    It'll be the second time he's completed the unusual challenge, which he thinks has only been done by one other pilot.

    The charity event will raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

  3. A bus for her birthday

    Lucy Vladev

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    When Ivy Woolcock was born in 1911, Gravesend's buses were pulled by horses.

    Now one of the modern vehicles carrying passengers around the town will also carry her name.

    Video content

    Video caption: A Gravesend woman gets a bus for her 107th birthday
  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A272 West Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A272 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between B2133 and School Road.

    A272 West Sussex - A272 in Newpound Common closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the B2133 junction and the School Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. 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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J4 for A21 and J3 for M20.

    M25 Kent - Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J4, A21 (Orpington) and J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

  7. Victim of burglar speaks to BBC South East

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A pensioner who claims he was an earlier victim of an alleged burglar fatally stabbed in Hither Green says he's glad the man's dead.

    Video content

    Video caption: Farningham pensioner welcomes death of a man suspected of robbing him
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey northbound severe accident, between J3 for A322 Lightwater and J2 for M25.

    M3 Surrey - Three lanes closed and slow traffic on M3 London-bound between J3, A322 (Lightwater) and J2 M25, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, after J13 for A30.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise after J13, A30 (Staines), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J12 for M3 and J13 for A30.

    M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J12 M3 and J13, A30 (Staines).

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, at J5 for M26.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 clockwise at J5 M26, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. PC who made schoolboy scream in pain keeps job after misconduct hearing

    A police officer who repeatedly pushed a schoolboy's pressure points when he resisted arrest, causing him to scream in pain, has been found guilty of misconduct but has kept his job.

    Daniel Patterson pressed behind the 15-year-old's ear five times while he and three other officers restrained him, a Sussex Police misconduct hearing was told.

    The panel heard the boy was lying face down on the floor with his arms underneath his body at the time and posed a minimal threat.

    The Brighton-based constable was found guilty of misconduct - but not gross misconduct - and was issued with a written warning, the force said.

    He was not suspended while the professional standards department investigation took place.

    Patterson, a serving officer for nine years, was cleared of using unnecessary force when he punched the boy in the face and "kicked" him.

    Officers were called to a house on 18 January last year by a father who said his son was "bashing on the door", a hearing at the force's headquarters in Lewes, East Sussex, was told on Wednesday.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J9 for A243 and J8 for A217.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J9, A243 (Leatherhead) and J8, A217 (Reigate), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A259 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A259 East Sussex both ways severe accident, at Mill Drove affecting The Rose Walk.

    A259 East Sussex - A259 Newhaven Road in Seaford partially blocked, the road is just passable and very slow traffic in both directions at the Mill Drove junction, because of an accident involving a car and a motorcycle earlier on. Congestion to The Rose Walk junction and to the Blatchington Road junction.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe congestion, before the Dartford Tunnel at J1A affecting J3 for .

    M25 Kent - Queuing traffic and long delays on M25 anticlockwise in Purfleet before the Dartford Tunnel at J1a. Travel time is around 40 minutes. Tailbacks for seven miles. Congestion to J3, Swanley Interchange.

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

  16. St Leonards murder investigation continues

    Crime scene
    Image caption: Police seal off crime scene

    Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a man aged in his 70s whose body was found on a beach in East Sussex.

    The victim was found with an injury to his neck by a dog walker close to Bridge Way in St Leonards-on-Sea at about 07:40 BST on 5 April.

    Sussex Police said a cause of death has yet to be established, and they are in contact with the victim’s next of kin. He has not been formally identified yet.