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Kent's record shops and the vinyl revival

Kent's record shops and the vinyl revival

Independent record stores have found new and innovative ways to engage with music fans despite online challenges as the vinyl revival spins on.

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How Kent's County Town earned its title

How Kent's County Town earned its title

One place gets the honour of being called the County Town but does anybody really know why? Here we look at how the choice was made.

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The house in Kent where Parliament was designed

The house in Kent where Parliament was designed

Augustus Pugin played a large role in shaping Victorian Britain and at his home in Kent he designed many famous buildings, including Parliament.

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Incredible final journey of disaster ferry after it was refloated

Incredible final journey of disaster ferry after it was refloated

It is 34 years since the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry disaster claimed 193 lives. This is the story of what happened after it was refloated.

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The cutest animals born in Kent

The cutest animals born in Kent

We take a look back at the cutest animals born in Kent's wildlife parks over the years.

Kent's lost schools and what they are now

Kent's lost schools and what they are now

Over the last century many of the county's education establishments have disappeared - we look at what happened and what they are now.

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The stories of the Vikings that shaped our history

The stories of the Vikings that shaped our history

The din of battle horns and longships off the Kent coast would have been an all too familiar sight as 1,100 years ago Viking raiders looted.

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How one man built a travel empire

How one man built a travel empire

The remarkable story of how one of the most influential travel companies - and major Kent employer - was born.

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'An end to village life as we know it'

'An end to village life as we know it'

Residents in a corner of Kent earmarked for thousands of homes say the developments will spell the end for community life.

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Why are 'Tonbridge' and 'Tunbridge Wells' spelt differently?

Why are 'Tonbridge' and 'Tunbridge Wells' spelt differently?

We dip into the history behind the two closely-linked town names, after a BBC interior design show got them mixed up earlier this week.

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Kent's forgotten nuclear bunkers

Kent's forgotten nuclear bunkers

Nuclear bunkers remain littered around the county, reminders of a fear that lasted decades.

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Why Kent is the new crime writing capital

Why Kent is the new crime writing capital

In recent years more and more crime novels have been set in Kent - we asked four writers why the county is the perfect setting for gruesome murders.

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New mums lift lid on Covid pregnancies

New mums lift lid on Covid pregnancies

Much has been made of whether children will suffer lasting damage after school disruption but what about Covid's impact on newborns and their parents?

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Britain's biggest heist 15 years on

Britain's biggest heist 15 years on

15 years after the Kent robbery that shook the country, we look at how the criminals pulled it off and the ongoing mystery of the missing millions.

Behind the closed gates of Kent's attractions

Behind the closed gates of Kent's attractions

Kent's venues should have been welcoming half term visitors, but instead stand empty in lockdown. We've had exclusive access to some of them.

When F1's short-lived 'rival' drew 70,000 fans to Kent

When F1's short-lived 'rival' drew 70,000 fans to Kent

It only lasted four years but the much-hyped 'World Cup of Motorsport' made an instant impact in Kent, drawing thousands of fans to Brands Hatch.

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Fortress Kent: A decaying history

Fortress Kent: A decaying history

Once on the frontline of Britain's defences many of Kent's forts have been left to ruin, we've explored the history of a decaying part of our history.

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The cheeky statue banished from outside Cathedral

The cheeky statue banished from outside Cathedral

It's been 100 years since a controversial half-naked statue was moved to a park - after its original location was deemed somewhat scandalous.

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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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The secret wartime Kent visit by Churchill and Eisenhower

The secret wartime Kent visit by Churchill and Eisenhower

Bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear's memoir of growing up in rural Kent tells of an idyllic childhood, while also revealing a wartime secret.

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