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Fifty years of 'funny money'

Fifty years of 'funny money'

11 February 2021

Fifty years ago this month Britain changed over to decimal currency, which was at first greeted with some scepticism and confusion.

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The Kent pub where a king hid and D-Day troops drank pints

The Kent pub where a king hid and D-Day troops drank pints

11 February 2021

A village pub which is set to reopen later this year has several links to key moments in British history.

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Could esports become the next Olympic event?

Could esports become the next Olympic event?

10 February 2021

The pandemic's changed the shape of gaming in Kent, we explore if the professional side of the digital world could become the next big sporting event.

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Going viral: Kent counts the cost of 'strain fame'

Going viral: Kent counts the cost of 'strain fame'

10 February 2021

It's become the dominant strain of the virus in the UK and spreading around the world - taking our county's proud name with it.

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An illegal wedding and Woolf's lover

An illegal wedding and Woolf's lover

09 February 2021

A novel's inspiration, an artist's desert home and the site of an illegal wedding, we discover Kent's links to LGBT history.

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In the eye of the storm

In the eye of the storm

08 February 2021

From factory workers to taxi drivers, we find out what it's like to be a key worker during the Covid-19 pandemic.

When devastating floods left Kent under water

When devastating floods left Kent under water

07 February 2021

Incredible archive pictures show how the county was left submerged after the heaviest rainfall seen in decades.

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What was life like in Kent in 1970?

What was life like in Kent in 1970?

06 February 2021

We take a journey into the past with the help of back issues of Kent Life magazine.

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20 years since foot and mouth disease ruined farming

20 years since foot and mouth disease ruined farming

04 February 2021

In 2001 farmers across the country were forced to kill their livestock to stop the spread of a disease. Warning: Contains graphic images

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Remembering the Radio 1 Roadshow

Remembering the Radio 1 Roadshow

02 February 2021

The Radio 1 Roadshow was synonymous with the summer and regularly visited Kent. We take a look back at its hey-day.

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Dreams of reopening Soviet submarine still afloat

Dreams of reopening Soviet submarine still afloat

01 February 2021

It's been a home to Russian submariners, Michael Portillo, and YouTube explorers, but will the public get to step aboard the Black Widow?

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In search of a lost bridge

In search of a lost bridge

30 January 2021

A father's sketch is all that remains to illustrate an ambitious project to link Tovil to Headcorn by rail.

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The tragic Kent 'glamour girl' and the playboy sultan who built her a house

The tragic Kent 'glamour girl' and the playboy sultan who built her a house

30 January 2021

The extraordinary life of a woman engaged to one of the world's richest men was tragically cut short at the age of 27.

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Kent's links to Oliver Twist as new movie premieres

Kent's links to Oliver Twist as new movie premieres

29 January 2021

A new modern version of Oliver Twist hits TV screens tonight which prompted us to find out about Kent's links to Charles Dickens' novel.

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Looking back on decades of fun at the Hazlitt Theatre

Looking back on decades of fun at the Hazlitt Theatre

28 January 2021

Sometimes it's not until you fear you might lose something that you realise how precious it is.

The story of the UK's first speeding ticket

The story of the UK's first speeding ticket

28 January 2021

In 1896 an engineer from Kent became the first person fined by police after being caught travelling... at 8mph.

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A look back to civilian life in the Second World War

A look back to civilian life in the Second World War

27 January 2021

Mussolini was famous for making Italian trains run on time, but it was Keith Webb who kept M&D buses on schedule.

1980s vs 2020s: How things have changed

1980s vs 2020s: How things have changed

27 January 2021

Advances in technology mean our lives have changed dramatically over the last four decades - here we take a look at some of the biggest differences.

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The legend that was Thomas Becket

The legend that was Thomas Becket

26 January 2021

Thomas Becket was a powerful figure in the Middle Ages, here we find out about his tumultuous life and gruesome death.

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Caught on doorbell cam: From burglars to a sonic boom

Caught on doorbell cam: From burglars to a sonic boom

25 January 2021

We take a look at some of the more shocking and surprising moments caught on camera.

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