BBC news for Kent

Calais migrants: UK and France sign new treaty

But French president indicates he will not bow to demands to include financial services in Brexit deal.

Kent teenager loves being a lifeboat volunteer

Keisha Strain, a 19-year-old student from Littlestone-on-Sea, carries out on-shore duties for the RNLI.

University of Kent boss given extra £45,000 payout

University of Kent vice-chancellor Dame Julia Goodfellow receives an extra £45,000 in her final salary.

Paddock Wood burglar posed as council handyman to trick elderly victims

Ambrose Treeby stole hundreds of pounds from women in their 80s and 90s.

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Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.