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Final furlong: Kent's lost racecourse in 63 photos

Final furlong: Kent's lost racecourse in 63 photos

12 August 2020

It has been eight years since the county's only racecourse closed for good, but dozens of archive photos have captured its rich and colourful history.

Kent's most famous UFO sightings

Kent's most famous UFO sightings

11 August 2020

The latest government figures revel Kent is a key destination for mysterious sightings, so we decided to look back at our strangest reports.

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Treacle mines and other Kentish tall tales

Treacle mines and other Kentish tall tales

09 August 2020

The disused treacle mines of Kent are just the gateway to a labryinth of deception running deep beneath the county's bedrock.

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Dangers of ammonium nitrate first shown in Kent 104 years ago

Dangers of ammonium nitrate first shown in Kent 104 years ago

08 August 2020

As an inquiry into the Beirut blast gets underway similar tragedies will come under the spotlight - the first of which was 104 years ago in Kent.

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The world firsts that happened in Kent

The world firsts that happened in Kent

07 August 2020

From flight to Miss World, we take a look back at world firsts which happened right here in Kent.

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A nostalgic look at an historic town

A nostalgic look at an historic town

03 August 2020

We take another look in to the archive to see how much this town has changed over the decades.

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The day police shot murderer in Morrison's

The day police shot murderer in Morrison's

02 August 2020

As a he walked into a supermarket waving a gun, only Tomas Uptas knew of the tragic discovery police would make hours later.

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The glory days of Kent's piers and what they look like now

The glory days of Kent's piers and what they look like now

30 July 2020

We take you through the tales of death, visiting presidents, financial strife and destruction that litter the histories of the county's piers.

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The history of Kent's most bizarre sports ground

The history of Kent's most bizarre sports ground

28 July 2020

They are treacherous sandbanks in the middle of the English Channel but when the tide is right, the Goodwin Sands are ripe for fun and games...

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The 100-year story of a unique coalfield

The 100-year story of a unique coalfield

26 July 2020

The county's rich supply of coal meant it was once a Mecca for miners. We look at the history of an industry that has left its mark on Kent.

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A look-back at The Maidstone River Festival

A look-back at The Maidstone River Festival

25 July 2020

Here is a look-back at the Maidstone River Festival over the years with all its fun-loving activities on the water.

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The heyday of the carnival in Kent

The heyday of the carnival in Kent

24 July 2020

In the absence of this year's carnival parades, we're celebrating the county's events which have been loved and lost and those still going strong.

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The studios responsible for TV gold

The studios responsible for TV gold

23 July 2020

We take a look behind the scenes of how a TV company put Kent on the map and became a regular home to Kylie Minogue and Take That.

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How much would you pay for a star's autograph?

How much would you pay for a star's autograph?

22 July 2020

Signatures of the biggest stars can sell for thousands of pounds - but one expert warns today's autograph market is a 'minefield'.

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How Kent's seaside towns have changed over the years

How Kent's seaside towns have changed over the years

21 July 2020

Kent has lots to celebrate today, including its Blue Flag beaches, so we've taken a look back at how the county's seaside towns have changed.

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'My 20 years as a crown court judge'

'My 20 years as a crown court judge'

20 July 2020

From defending alleged Broadwater Farm looters to jailing from her kitchen this judge has seen a lot - we spoke to her about the most infamous cases.

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An arrest and a protest: When the Olympics came to Kent in 101 photos

An arrest and a protest: When the Olympics came to Kent in 101 photos

19 July 2020

Eight years after the Olympic torch came to Kent, we've delved into the archives and dug out 101 pictures and stories detailing the historic occasion.

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Deadmans Island: A tale of human remains

Deadmans Island: A tale of human remains

18 July 2020

Bones, teeth and coffins are scattered in a place off the Kent coast but few know the reason they are there - this is the story of Deadman's Island.

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The ancient routes in Kent followed by kings

The ancient routes in Kent followed by kings

17 July 2020

From a brutal murder to tourists on tandem tricyles, here's the fascinating history of pilgrimages in Kent.

The chequered history of the 'UK's Disneyland'

The chequered history of the 'UK's Disneyland'

16 July 2020

As plans for the 'UK's answer to Disneyland' go out to public consultation, we look at the chequered history of the London Resort scheme.

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