BBC news for Kent

Kyle Yule death: Fifth teenager charged with murder

Kyle Yule, 17, died in hospital after he was fatally injured amid a disturbance in Gillingham.

New homes plan for former Manston Airport rejected

Thanet councillors rejected the controversial proposals, defying UKIP council leader Chris Wells.

Kent and Medway stroke 'hyper-acute' units planned

Stroke patients may face longer ambulance journeys but will receive better care, health bosses say.

'No specific plans' for Boris Johnson's Channel bridge

The foreign secretary reportedly suggested a "fixed link" between UK and France to Emmanuel Macron.

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US shutdown: Politicians work to agree stopgap funding deal

President Trump holds last-ditch talks with the Democratic Senate leader at the White House.

Pope Francis warns of threat to Amazon peoples on Peru visit

Tribal elders call on him to help protect them, saying they are being driven from their lands.

Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism

The defence secretary points to "growing threats" from Russia and China.

Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Forty-seven people were killed in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.