BBC news for Kent

Southern axes quarter of trains as drivers' overtime ban begins

Southern says by revising its timetable it will offer a more reliable service.

St Mary Hoo zoo opens in pub garden

Landlord Andy Cowell collected enough animals to open his own zoo.

Rainham Splashes faces legal action over Halloween party

The family of severely disabled Joseph Cook have instructed lawyers after he contracted norovirus.

Camber Sands: 'Increase in non-British visitors' to deaths beach

Coastal officer Robert Cass tells a coroner he feared another tragedy could happen at Camber Sands.

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Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer denies Australia sex offences

The Vatican's third-ranking official says he will take a leave of absence to fight the charges.

Trump travel ban: US sets out visa criteria

Visa applicants from six mainly Muslim countries must have "close" family or business ties.

Xi Jinping: Chinese president makes first visit to Hong Kong as leader

Xi Jinping's visit to mark 20 years since the handover from British rule is seen as highly symbolic.

Brazil's presidential palace rammed by car as Temer under pressure to quit

A car rams the gate of the president's palace as pressure grows on Michel Temer to resign.