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What the Census could tell us about Kent

What the Census could tell us about Kent

Every decade the government asks the entire country to take part in a census - but why is it important and what can it tell us about our county?

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Square-bashing, cook-house duty and comradeship remembered

Square-bashing, cook-house duty and comradeship remembered

It's more than 60 years since the last National Serviceman received his call-up papers, but those who served still remember it well.

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The story of the abandoned leisure complex at centre of Sarah murder case

The story of the abandoned leisure complex at centre of Sarah murder case

An overgrown leisure complex in a quiet country lane is at the centre of the Sarah Everard investigation - here we look at its chequered history.

A glimpse inside the priciest houses in every Kent town

A glimpse inside the priciest houses in every Kent town

From a celebrity duo's £5m mansion, to a clifftop house with swimming pool - some truly spectacular homes have recently come on the market.

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The Kent woman who wrote the world's first novel

The Kent woman who wrote the world's first novel

Born to a Kent barber, Aphra Behn would go on to lead an extraordinary life - becoming the the first English woman to earn her living by writing.

Where was printer's true birthplace?

Where was printer's true birthplace?

William Caxton, the "father" of standard English was born in Kent - somewhere.

The lost village wiped out by disease

The lost village wiped out by disease

This is the story of an almost forgotten Kent village and the last remaining item from it.

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Remembering the three lifeboat crew who died at sea during storm

Remembering the three lifeboat crew who died at sea during storm

Today marks 130 years since three RNLI volunteers lost their lives at sea during a huge storm off the Kent coast.

'They laughed when I said I was going to be a millionaire'

'They laughed when I said I was going to be a millionaire'

He described himself as a "numbskull" at school but 40 years later Sir Freddie Laker was a household name - here is his remarkable story.

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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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