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Kent's biggest news stories of the 1980s

Kent's biggest news stories of the 1980s

From IRA bombs to ferry disasters, a Papal visit and shots fired at the Queen, Kent was at the heart of some of the 1980s' biggest stories.

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The explosions that hit Kent homes

The explosions that hit Kent homes

The blast that destroyed a house last week will have brought back memories of previous explosions across Kent, including one in the same town in 2015.

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Oh for another year of National Service!

Oh for another year of National Service!

A former soldier recalls 'taxi dancers', spicy food and nights out while serving his country in Singapore in the 1950s.

What if the Romans hadn't done for us?

What if the Romans hadn't done for us?

In the latest of our What If series of articles, a historian has imagined a very different Britain if the Roman invasion of Kent had never happened.

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The story of Kent's air cadets 80 years on

The story of Kent's air cadets 80 years on

Eighty years as Britain went to war with Germany a new group formed with the sole purpose of training young men to protect their country.

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Art college's 130 years of big names and success

Art college's 130 years of big names and success

A successful art school has existed in a Kent town for 130 years but as plans to close it are announced, we take a look back at its illustrious past.

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The story of Kent's kart circuit that may never reopen

The story of Kent's kart circuit that may never reopen

Almost 60 years have passed since an historic kart circuit opened for the first time, but there is now a huge question mark hanging over its future.

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'I was first on scene when 90ft hole swallowed woman'

'I was first on scene when 90ft hole swallowed woman'

The first police officer on the scene of a tragedy which claimed the life of a 35-year-old woman has spoken for the first time about that day.

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How Kent celebrated Will and Kate's wedding

How Kent celebrated Will and Kate's wedding

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot 10 years ago today, with Kent coming together to celebrate

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Kent's lost ferry crossings

Kent's lost ferry crossings

Once upon a time you could take a hovercraft, catamaran or a variety of ferries to the Continent - we take a look back at those we've lost.

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Why variety truly is the spice of life

Why variety truly is the spice of life

An award-winning veteran performer recalls life on stage in Kent and elsewhere.

What if Thomas Becket hadn't been killed?

What if Thomas Becket hadn't been killed?

Describing it as the most important event in Kent's history, a historian has predicted what could have happened if Archbishop Thomas Becket had lived.

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Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1990s

Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1990s

Join us on a stroll down memory lane, looking back at the shops, pubs and famous faces in our towns in the 1990s. Can you spot yourself?

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Mystery of mum who fell 90ft into hole and was never seen again

Mystery of mum who fell 90ft into hole and was never seen again

A 35-year-old woman saw the ground open up beneath her as she walked with her young son.

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'It may look like a dump but I wouldn't sell it for £10m!'

'It may look like a dump but I wouldn't sell it for £10m!'

A farmer has been accused of blighting a beauty spot by dumping and burning tonnes of waste - we visited him to see the sprawling site for ourselves.

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Kent's fearsome forts and what they are now

Kent's fearsome forts and what they are now

Once on the frontline of Britain's defences some of Kent's forts have now been transformed into other uses, here we explore their fascinating history.

'There wasn't anything like Fantaseas'

'There wasn't anything like Fantaseas'

Billed as Britain's answer to the great American water parks seen in Florida – we take a look back at one of Kent's much loved former attractions.

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The perfect theatre remembered

The perfect theatre remembered

Few have seen a performance in Kent's private theatre, but one man was lucky enough to put on a panto there.

Family's agony over IRA bomb which killed Lord Mountbatten

Family's agony over IRA bomb which killed Lord Mountbatten

When an IRA bomb killed Lord Mountbatten - the only three survivors of the blast, who lived in Kent, saw their lives forever changed.

Incredible story of the Murad - the car which never was

Incredible story of the Murad - the car which never was

Inventor Wadia Murad was light years ahead of his time and planned to produce his new car in Kent. But then his dreams turned into a nightmare.

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