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Fatal explosion as servicemen salvaged fuel from shipwreck

Fatal explosion as servicemen salvaged fuel from shipwreck

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

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

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

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

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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Strange nature: Kent's most bizarre natural events

Strange nature: Kent's most bizarre natural events

From glowing waves to demon shrimp, here are some of the weird and wonderful natural events in Kent.

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TV historian reveals secrets of Roman Kent

TV historian reveals secrets of Roman Kent

A leading historian is set to start conducting three-day tours of the county, unearthing the secrets of what life was like under the Romans.

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From the first settlers to the first president: Kent's historical links with America

From the first settlers to the first president: Kent's historical links with America

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, we look Kent's historical links with the country.

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The first ever pub in your town - and what's there now

The first ever pub in your town - and what's there now

While some have become Italian restaurants or bargain stores, many of Kent's oldest pubs are still going and will be reopening their doors today.

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Spirit of 1966: Forgotten tales of England's World Cup win

Spirit of 1966: Forgotten tales of England's World Cup win

From flogging typewriters from Wembley's press box to trouble outside a TV shop - we uncover forgotten tales of the summer of 1966.

Tragedy strikes on the railways of Kent

Tragedy strikes on the railways of Kent

We take a look back at some of the most dramatic accidents and incidents in the history of the county's railways.

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Does tourist hotspot hold the key to Lord Lucan mystery?

Does tourist hotspot hold the key to Lord Lucan mystery?

The remarkable story of the fugitive peer and one of the county's most charismatic characters.

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Back to school for history lesson

Back to school for history lesson

Their names are familiar to generations - but how well do you know the stories behind Kent's secondary schools?

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In pictures: Kent's funfairs through time

In pictures: Kent's funfairs through time

We take a look at the funfairs of our childhoods - the ones that still stand, and the ones that are just distant memories.

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Conspiracy theories and legends of Kent

Conspiracy theories and legends of Kent

From unexplained ghost sightings to our very own 'Bermuda Triangle', Kent's rich history means the county is no stranger to a conspiracy theory.

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Remarkable story of the man behind Basil Brush

Remarkable story of the man behind Basil Brush

The man who invented iconic TV puppet Basil Brush became a millionaire but shunned the limelight - here's his remarkable story.

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The history behind Kent's statues

The history behind Kent's statues

As the public debate on how we should reflect on our history rages on, we take a look at some of the stories behind statues in the county.

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Kent from the skies in the 1990s

Kent from the skies in the 1990s

Just how much has the county changed since the 1990s? Take a trip down memory lane with dozens of aerial pictures of Kent's towns.

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Harry Potter's links to Kent

Harry Potter's links to Kent

From the Dartford Crossing to a house on Sheppey, Kent has it's fair share links to the wizarding world – although some are more tenuous than others.

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Kent's links to the slave trade

Kent's links to the slave trade

In 1652 a Kent slaver blew himself up, but it would be more than 100 years before a vicar from the county helped sink the trade altogether.

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