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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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Fifty years of 'funny money'

Fifty years of 'funny money'

Fifty years ago this month Britain changed over to decimal currency, which was at first greeted with some scepticism and confusion.

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The Kent pub where a king hid and D-Day troops drank pints

The Kent pub where a king hid and D-Day troops drank pints

A village pub which is set to reopen later this year has several links to key moments in British history.

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Could esports become the next Olympic event?

Could esports become the next Olympic event?

The pandemic's changed the shape of gaming in Kent, we explore if the professional side of the digital world could become the next big sporting event.

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Going viral: Kent counts the cost of 'strain fame'

Going viral: Kent counts the cost of 'strain fame'

It's become the dominant strain of the virus in the UK and spreading around the world - taking our county's proud name with it.

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An illegal wedding and Woolf's lover

An illegal wedding and Woolf's lover

A novel's inspiration, an artist's desert home and the site of an illegal wedding, we discover Kent's links to LGBT history.

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In the eye of the storm

In the eye of the storm

From factory workers to taxi drivers, we find out what it's like to be a key worker during the Covid-19 pandemic.

When devastating floods left Kent under water

When devastating floods left Kent under water

Incredible archive pictures show how the county was left submerged after the heaviest rainfall seen in decades.

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What was life like in Kent in 1970?

What was life like in Kent in 1970?

We take a journey into the past with the help of back issues of Kent Life magazine.

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20 years since foot and mouth disease ruined farming

20 years since foot and mouth disease ruined farming

In 2001 farmers across the country were forced to kill their livestock to stop the spread of a disease. Warning: Contains graphic images

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Remembering the Radio 1 Roadshow

Remembering the Radio 1 Roadshow

The Radio 1 Roadshow was synonymous with the summer and regularly visited Kent. We take a look back at its hey-day.

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Dreams of reopening Soviet submarine still afloat

Dreams of reopening Soviet submarine still afloat

It's been a home to Russian submariners, Michael Portillo, and YouTube explorers, but will the public get to step aboard the Black Widow?

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