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The weird and wonderful stories from Kent's past

The weird and wonderful stories from Kent's past

From Oxo to FA Cup oddities and spying to sea forts, here are some weird and wonderful tales from Kent's past which may be news to you.

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Rupert Bear at 100 and the woman who created him

Rupert Bear at 100 and the woman who created him

As Rupert Bear celebrates his centenary, we look at the life of the Kent artist who gave birth to the iconic creation.

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Are you a Man of Kent or Kentish Man?

Are you a Man of Kent or Kentish Man?

We examine this historic divide between two sides of the county, look at how you can tell which side you are on and ask which is best?

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‘I took a gap year and became a film star’

‘I took a gap year and became a film star’

A movie actress with more than a million Instagram followers has told how she really misses life in Kent.

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A horrible history of capital punishment

A horrible history of capital punishment

The stories of Kentish folk put to death for their crimes, or even other people's crimes, are not for the faint hearted.

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When our county played host to sporting royalty

When our county played host to sporting royalty

With the sport calendar decimated, we take a look back at when the county hosted some of the world's biggest events and most celebrated athletes.

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What does Kent and Nicole Scherzinger have in common?

What does Kent and Nicole Scherzinger have in common?

What does a former Pussy Cat Doll have in common with Kent? How many pints does Shepherd Neame produce? All these questions are answered here.

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Kent's most haunted roads, pubs and castles

Kent's most haunted roads, pubs and castles

Ever think you've laid eyes on a ghost? Discover the locations in Kent believed to be home to spooky spirits and friendly phantoms.

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Who do you think you are? How to trace your family tree in Kent

Who do you think you are? How to trace your family tree in Kent

Do you have Royal ancestors, or links to murky characters of distant days gone by? Find out how to trace your family history here.

From coal to nuclear: Kent's historical power stations

From coal to nuclear: Kent's historical power stations

The county has a rich history of generating energy, but how much do you know about its power plants?

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Kent's lost cinemas and what they are now

Kent's lost cinemas and what they are now

We take a look back at the history of some of Kent's former cinemas and see what they have become.

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The heartbreaking tale of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates

The heartbreaking tale of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates

We take a look at the timeless story of one of Britain's most well-known and heartbreaking love triangles which left two of its protagonists dead.

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This is how The Kray Twins are linked to Kent

This is how The Kray Twins are linked to Kent

From owning properites to spending some time at her Majesty's pleasure, this is how the Kray's expanded beyond the boundaries of the East End.

Everything you wanted to know about Kent but were afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about Kent but were afraid to ask

Ever wondered what that horse represents on the Kent flag? We answer everything you ever wanted to know about Kent but were too afraid to ask.

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Kent's tunnel vision

Kent's tunnel vision

As you look across the county's predominantly green and pleasant land, it is easy to overlook the hidden part of Kent which lies beneath our feet.

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