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Service marks 70th anniversary of cadets tragedy

Service marks 70th anniversary of cadets tragedy

06 December 2021

The victims of a bus crash which saw 24 young cadets while marching along the road have been remembered 70 years on from their deaths.

Bowie remembered through his Kent gigs

Bowie remembered through his Kent gigs

06 December 2021

On the fifth anniversary of David Bowie's death, we look at how Kent helped hoist a young Davie Jones to super-stardom.

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The incredible life of Kent's F1 Grand Prix insider

The incredible life of Kent's F1 Grand Prix insider

28 November 2021

A grandad has told of his life from teen tearaway to Grand Prix mechanic and friend to the stars.

The first 'great train robbery' which was carried out in Kent

The first 'great train robbery' which was carried out in Kent

25 November 2021

A 1963 robbery of a mail train may be the most famous railway heist of all - but one gang pulled off a similar raid more than a century earlier.

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'He cracked Monty Python jokes on his deathbed'

'He cracked Monty Python jokes on his deathbed'

23 November 2021

A look back at the remarkable life of a man who went from Kent schoolboy to acclaimed Nasa astronaut.

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What happened next? Couples whose 1973 wedding snaps were found under floor

What happened next? Couples whose 1973 wedding snaps were found under floor

22 November 2021

We tracked down three couples whose wedding photos lay under a kitchen lino for 48 years to find out how their married lives turned out.

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Kent's monorail plan that never got off the ground

Kent's monorail plan that never got off the ground

18 November 2021

In an ambitious bid to bring a 'wow factor' to a Kent town, bold plans for a monorail were once put together. Here, we look at why it never came off.

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'I asked my dad what a tickle looked like'

'I asked my dad what a tickle looked like'

16 November 2021

Meet the son of Mr Men creator Roger Hargreaves, whose question sparked the inspiration for a cultural phenomenon celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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All plastic, no chocolate?

All plastic, no chocolate?

13 November 2021

We investigate the best and worst selection boxes on offer for the amount of plastic waste in comparison to the chocolate inside.

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Kent's most unique and unusual pub names

Kent's most unique and unusual pub names

08 November 2021

The pub – a humble British establishment entrenched in our national psyche. Here we look at some of Kent's with the strangest and most unusual names.

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Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1960s

Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1960s

06 November 2021

These incredible photos from our archives show how the county was transformed during the Swinging Sixties.

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Anger over plans to hike parking fees to £3.50 an hour

Anger over plans to hike parking fees to £3.50 an hour

04 November 2021

Shopkeepers and councillors have hit back at plans to raise parking charges - arguing it will put people off visiting already struggling high streets.

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20 magical years of Harry Potter films

20 magical years of Harry Potter films

04 November 2021

We've rooted through the archives to see how Kent celebrated the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 20 years ago this month.

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Do you remember these playground crazes from the 1980s and 1990s?

Do you remember these playground crazes from the 1980s and 1990s?

03 November 2021

Before smart phones, the playground was a simpler place – we take a look back at the fads which drained pocket money during the 80s and 90s.

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The 400-year-old business battling to keep tradition alive

The 400-year-old business battling to keep tradition alive

01 November 2021

The only remaining Royal Navy ropeyard still in operation now makes everything from film props and gym equipment to pet toys and garden swings.

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How Kent eco-projects could help save planet

How Kent eco-projects could help save planet

31 October 2021

As world leaders gather for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, we speak to the Kent campaigners trying to save our planet.

This is how The Kray Twins are linked to Kent

This is how The Kray Twins are linked to Kent

30 October 2021

From owning properites to spending some time at her Majesty's pleasure, this is how the Kray's expanded beyond the boundaries of the East End.

The towers haunted by babies' screams and the vanishing bride in the road

The towers haunted by babies' screams and the vanishing bride in the road

30 October 2021

As Halloween approaches we look at the scariest places in Kent, including a wedding venue terrorised by monks.

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'Spectacular' and 'terrible' QEII bridge turns 30

'Spectacular' and 'terrible' QEII bridge turns 30

27 October 2021

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Queen opening her namesake bridge at the Dartford Crossing we take look back at the history of the landmark.

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Is it time to dream of renting rather than buying your home?

Is it time to dream of renting rather than buying your home?

26 October 2021

With house prices still soaring, pricing many out of the market, is it time we change our ingrained view on where we live?

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