An announcement will be made later about whether a 400-year-old building in Kent has been awarded more than a million pounds of lottery money. The cash would be used to restore Grade-one listed Eastgate House in Rochester.
It has strong links to Dickens' writing career. It was the Girls School in Pickwick Papers and later the Nun's House in the mystery of Edwin Drood.
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Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region
Millions of voters headed to the polls to vote in today's local elections. Here is when the results are expected in.