BBC news for Kent

Kent teacher 'lied about dying girlfriend' to take leave

Matthew Watts "fabricated" a partner to take compassionate leave, a misconduct panel said.

Britain First leaders charged with religious harassment

Paul Golding, 35, and Jayda Fransen, 31, both from south-east London, were arrested in May.

Warning over food import delays if no Brexit deal

If the UK cannot negotiate a trade deal, food prices could rise to pay for extra border checks, the BBC is told.

Parsons Green bombing: Two more arrested over Tube attack

The arrests of two men in south Wales bring the total held over Friday's Tube terror attack to five.

Live BBC World News

Mexico earthquake: Race to find survivors under collapsed school

Rescuers step up efforts to find people trapped under rubble, including at a school in Mexico City.

Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Hurricane Maria has knocked out electricity for the entire island, home to more than 3.5m people.

Canada MP sorry for Catherine McKenna 'climate Barbie' remark

Conservative Gerry Ritz apologised over a remark he aimed at environment minister Catherine McKenna.

Sri Lankan baby trade: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

An investigation by Dutch journalists uncovers thousands of illicit baby sales in the 1980s.