BBC news for Kent

Man in court over Hextable rape and attempted murder

The 24-year-old is also accused of raping a woman who was seriously injured in an attack.

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.

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Kabul: Afghan forces end Intercontinental Hotel siege

More than 150 people are rescued after militants stormed the Kabul hotel and killed at least five.

Deadly unrest over Honduras election

Police fire tear gas at protesters across the country, with one death in the northern town of Saba.

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.