BBC news for Kent

Kent fire service's Dirty Dancing parody is a hit

Video encourages people to test their smoke alarms weekly but they are "not expected to do the lift".

Ghost of boy 'seen at Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire'

The ghost apparently held visitors' hands at the castle, dubbed the "spookiest" by English Heritage.

Red sun phenomenon 'caused by Saharan dust', analysis shows

Analysis has confirmed the phenomenon was caused by dust blown over from the Sahara.

House prices - has the home ownership dream soured?

Frustrations as house values in many parts of the country fail to recover from the financial crisis of 2007.

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Raqqa: IS 'capital' falls to US-backed Syrian forces

A US-backed alliance says three years of jihadist rule in the northern Syrian city are over.

Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia's son hits out

Malta's Daphne Caruana Galizia was "assassinated" for standing up to corruption, her son says.

Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists

People take to the streets after a Spanish judge jails two Catalan pro-independence leaders.

Tom Marino: Controversial Trump drug czar pick withdraws

The congressman helped pass a bill that reportedly weakened efforts to slow the flow of opioid drugs.