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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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The story of the bingo hall set for closure

The story of the bingo hall set for closure

15 July 2020

Built amid the glitz of Art Deco Britain, the future of a former cinema turned bingo hall now set for closure was far less glamorous.

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The history behind Kent's lavender fields

The history behind Kent's lavender fields

15 July 2020

As July marks the harvesting season for lavender farmers in Kent, we take a look at why the plant grown here is in such high demand across the world.

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Kent's fashion through the ages

Kent's fashion through the ages

14 July 2020

From pop-art dresses, shoulder pads and platforms shoes, a Kent museum set to reopen is showcasing fashion favourites with a trip down memory lane.

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Kent's 600-year-old charity founded by two medieval knights

Kent's 600-year-old charity founded by two medieval knights

13 July 2020

A multi-million pound 600-year-old charity founded by two medieval knights has stood the test of time to provide vital river crossings for centuries.

Kent's lost cinemas and what they are now

Kent's lost cinemas and what they are now

13 July 2020

We take a look back at the history of some of Kent's former cinemas and see what they have become.

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Fatal explosion as servicemen salvaged fuel from shipwreck

Fatal explosion as servicemen salvaged fuel from shipwreck

12 July 2020

As the 75th anniversary of a freak accident nears and plans are made to honour the servicemen who perished, we tell their story.

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The 400-year-old Kent dockyard which employed 10,000

The 400-year-old Kent dockyard which employed 10,000

11 July 2020

The closure of Chatham Dockyard in 1984 ended 400 years of shipbuilding in the Towns, but the legend of the dockyard will never die.

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Watch: Kent County Show through the years

Watch: Kent County Show through the years

10 July 2020

Discover the history of the time-honoured agricultural event which has been synonymous with the south east for nearly a century.

Kent's lost swimming pools

Kent's lost swimming pools

09 July 2020

From Sheerness Aquarena to Clifton Baths, we've looked back at a selection of Kent's swimming pools and lidos which have been loved and lost.

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The terrifying tale of the brides in the bath killer

The terrifying tale of the brides in the bath killer

08 July 2020

In 1915 George Smith hanged at Maidstone Prison after being convicted of three of England's most notorious murders - 105 years on this is his story.

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