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'The end of furlough is unlikely to be a silver bullet to the ongoing shortages'

'The end of furlough is unlikely to be a silver bullet to the ongoing shortages'

Just what will the impact be of the end of the furlough scheme when it wraps up later this month?

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'I'm a 12-year-old drag queen'

'I'm a 12-year-old drag queen'

A schoolboy performed for the first time in front of thousands of people at Canterbury Pride as his drag persona 'Miss Oatie T'.

How childhood friends created the world's biggest online rare records store

How childhood friends created the world's biggest online rare records store

We look at the world's biggest online rare record shop - hidden away on an industrial estate in Kent.

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The incredible history of Kent's most legendary nightclub

The incredible history of Kent's most legendary nightclub

From a £100 Led Zeppelin gig to its legendary 'grab-a-granny' nights, a mansion-turned-nightclub lives long in the memories of those who visited.

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Bombs, alligators and golf at media magnate's country retreat

Bombs, alligators and golf at media magnate's country retreat

Lord Northcliffe launched the Daily Mail and held enormous sway with the government – but his actions saw an audacious attack on his Kent retreat.

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The untold story of the newlywed from Kent killed in 9/11 attacks

The untold story of the newlywed from Kent killed in 9/11 attacks

The family of a Kent man killed on 9/11 have spoken publicly for the first time in 20 years of the tragedy that turned their world upside down.

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'I've been urinated on, attacked and set fire to'

'I've been urinated on, attacked and set fire to'

A rough sleeper who has regularly experienced brutality on the streets has called for society's attitude to the homeless to change.

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The BBQ queen from Kent who beat the Americans at their own game

The BBQ queen from Kent who beat the Americans at their own game

The only non-American to be crowned winner of the most prestigious international BBQ competition in the world has shared some of her top tips.

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What miracle baby Hope did next

What miracle baby Hope did next

To mark 20 years of the Medway Messenger we tracked down the subject of the first-ever front page to discover how her life has turned out.

Is this town coffee capital of Kent?

Is this town coffee capital of Kent?

Lockdown is a distant memory for cafe and coffee shop owners in one town where almost 30 outlets in a third of a mile are enjoying boom times.

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Classic pictures from Kent nightclubs in the Noughties

Classic pictures from Kent nightclubs in the Noughties

A look back at some of the very best nights out at the county's greatest clubs - and the D-list celebrities who joined the party.

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Kent like you've never seen it before

Kent like you've never seen it before

We showcase some stunning images taken from the skies - some dating back almost 100 years - showing just how much Kent's towns have changed.

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How a cult Kent band changed music forever

How a cult Kent band changed music forever

With the help of “vast quantities of whisky along with other mind-enhancing items”, a band created a new sound which still influences artists today.

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We got hooked on crabbing in Kent

We got hooked on crabbing in Kent

As summer draws to a close we visited some of the county's best crabbing locations and got hooked on a traditional seaside pastime.

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The Kent 'smuggler' behind Australia's £350m wine industry

The Kent 'smuggler' behind Australia's £350m wine industry

From tales of smuggling to emigrating to avoid arrest - a tailor from Kent would go on to help create one of the world's biggest wine regions.

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'It is like being on death row'

'It is like being on death row'

Small businesses in the footprint of a proposed multi-billion pound theme park say they fear for their future if the long-awaited plans are approved.

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Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1970s

Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1970s

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in these amazing photographs taken across the county during the 1970s?

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The Syrians who built a new life in Kent

The Syrians who built a new life in Kent

As communities prepare to welcome Afghanistan refugees, we look at how one council successfully offered sanctuary to families fleeing civil war.

Kent's link to shocking murder of hero policeman

Kent's link to shocking murder of hero policeman

The author of a new book on one of the UK's largest-scale manhunts has explained how an island in our county became the focus of the chase.

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How the extraordinary Houdini baffled Kent

How the extraordinary Houdini baffled Kent

He is one of the most famous performers of all-time - but did you know Houdini brought his remarkable public stunts and shows to the county?

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