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Ceremony to mark Battle of the Somme centenary

Soldiers on the Somme

23 June 2016

A ceremony is to mark 100 years since the start of one of the most costly battles of the First World War.

Tin hats on as castle relives the 1940s

The Home Front weekend runs this Saturday and Sunday

22 June 2016

Take a trip back in time to the Home Front at Hever Castle this weekend.

Why Kent was the subject of the first Ordnance Survey map

A section of the first Ordnance Survey map, covering Kent

21 June 2016

Ordnance Survey is 225 years old today, and Kent was the very first county the company mapped - this is why.


Armed Forces Day celebrations come to Kent

20 June 2016

Armed Forces Day takes place this Saturday, with celebrations taking place throughout the week running up to the event.

Red Arrows beaten by the weather

The Red Arrows

17 June 2016

This afternoon's Red Arrows display in Kent has been cancelled due to bad weather.


Houses shaken by after series of loud bangs

An MoD spokesman said the activity was normal training activity

07 June 2016

The cause of a series of loud bangs that were heard for several miles and caused houses to shake has been revealed.

Three Kent veterans awarded France's highest honour

The Legion D'Honneur is being awared to three Kent veterans today.

27 May 2016

Three Kent D-Day veterans in their 90s have today been awarded the French Legion d'honneur for their part in the largest seaborne invasion in history.


'They're discussing which guillotine to use on me'

Chris Reid, owner of the security firm which caused the evacuation of Old Trafford, talks outside his home in Kent. Picture: SWNS

16 May 2016

The boss of the Kent firm that accidentally left a fake bomb that sparked yesterday's evacuation of Old Trafford has apologised to fans.


Teen pulled from class for wearing charity wristband

Kirk Browning with his Help for Heroes charity wristband

16 May 2016

A teenager says he is disgusted after being told to remove his Help for Heroes charity wristband at school because it is classed as jewellery.


Photo find led to soldier’s history being revealed

L/Corporal Oliver John Thomas Smith of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, who died January 7, 1915, aged 28.

11 May 2016

A history enthusiast has uncovered the story of a First World War soldier after a chance find at an antiques fair.


Bid to support ex-services in community

A military band in Gillingham

06 May 2016

A project to help ex-service personnel is coming to Kent thanks to Ministry of Defence funding.


Much ado about the Bard 400 years on

Bardolph's Box is coming to theatres and libraries across Kent to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

23 April 2016

He penned some of the greatest love stories and most moving tragedies: find out where to see Shakespeare's work in Kent 400 years on.

Beacons to be lit across Kent to mark Queen's 90th

A lonely beacon overlooking the Channel. Picture: Les Willis

21 April 2016

Towns and villages across Kent will join hundreds nationwide this evening lighting beacons in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday.


I wanted a big trip – and this is it

His trip will see him ride more than 25,000 miles across four continents. Picture: Andy Heathcote

11 April 2016

It’s been more than a year in the planning but a former soldier is finally heading off on the adventure of a lifetime while raising money for charity.

Mayhem and death on a residential street - but Medway folk refused to be bowed by Hitler

ARP workers are helping out at Wickham Street

08 April 2016

One of Medway's worst bombings of the Second World War happened 75 years ago today.


£9m project to reveal 'untold' chapter of British Naval History

The warship Namur was found beneath the floor of the Wheelwrights' Shop

07 April 2016

A £9m project at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard is set to open next month using interactive screens to bring the age of sail to life.


Mystery drawings found in former mental health unit

03 April 2016

Haunting wartime images have been discovered painted on the walls of a room at a former mental health unit.


Anniversary of massive explosion that killed 109

The mass grave for those killed.

02 April 2016

On April 2, 1916, an explosion at Uplees Gunpowder works killed 109 men and boys - the grandson of one of the victims still has unanswered questions.

'Paper and pin' poppy dress auction

01 April 2016

A designer has created a wearable version of the paper and pin Remembrance Day dress that went viral last year, and it is up for auction for charity.

Strike in Calais

Port of Dover

31 March 2016

The Port of Dover has advised customers that there is industrial action in Calais which could disrupt ferry services.

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