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Is the Whitstabubble bursting?

Is the Whitstabubble bursting?

Is there trouble in paradise? One of the county's top tourist hotspots could be 'abandoned' amid fears of collapse under the weight of its popularity.

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'He wanted me to park on his hands!' The dominatrix who went to Oxford

'He wanted me to park on his hands!' The dominatrix who went to Oxford

Newsreader by day dominatrix by night, Melissa Todd is an Oxford-educated sex worker and this is her story.

Kent from the skies in the 1970s and 80s

Kent from the skies in the 1970s and 80s

Just how much has the county changed in the last 40 to 50 years? Take a trip down memory lane with 101 pictures of Kent's towns.

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Does tourist hotspot hold the key to Lord Lucan mystery?

Does tourist hotspot hold the key to Lord Lucan mystery?

The remarkable story of the fugitive peer and one of the county's most charismatic characters.

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Tears and tantrums: Behind the scenes of Prince's festival triumph

Tears and tantrums: Behind the scenes of Prince's festival triumph

The man who booked Prince lifted the lid on the drama around securing one of the world's legendary performers to play in Kent.

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'When the prisoner I stabbed survived my life changed'

'When the prisoner I stabbed survived my life changed'

A former addict and drug dealer who was jailed for stabbing another prisoner in the neck with a knife has told his incredible story of redemption.

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Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1960s

Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1960s

These incredible photos from our archives show how the county was transformed during the Swinging Sixties.

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Incredible final journey of disaster ferry after it was refloated

Incredible final journey of disaster ferry after it was refloated

The Herald of Free Enterprise disaster claimed 193 lives in 1987. This is the story of what happened after the ferry was refloated.

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Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1970s

Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1970s

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in these amazing photographs taken across the county during the 1970s?

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The lost pubs of Canterbury

The lost pubs of Canterbury

We take a look back at some of the city's most legendary pubs which have sadly closed - and what's there now.

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Wild nights at Kent's biggest-ever nightclub

Wild nights at Kent's biggest-ever nightclub

Amazing pictures of packed dance floors and crazy antics show exactly why Amadeus has earned legendary status.

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Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1980s

Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1980s

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in these amazing photographs taken across the county during the 1980s?

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Epic pictures from Kent nightclubs in the 1990s

Epic pictures from Kent nightclubs in the 1990s

From Amadeus to Atomics, the glory days of clubbing across the county have been captured on camera.

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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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Kent from the skies in the 1950s and 60s

Kent from the skies in the 1950s and 60s

Just how much has the county changed in the last 70 years? Take a trip down memory lane with dozens of aerial pictures of Kent's towns.

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Every Wetherspoon pub in Kent and what was there before

Every Wetherspoon pub in Kent and what was there before

From former opera houses, to police stations to car showrooms - each of the county's 23 Wetherspoon pubs has a fascinating history behind it.

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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’s 100 years old – but at this rate it won’t last another 25’

‘It’s 100 years old – but at this rate it won’t last another 25’

As an iconic seafront bandstand plagued by structural issues turns 100, doubt has been cast over whether it will stand the test of time.

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'Don’t let Olympics allow people smugglers in'

'Don’t let Olympics allow people smugglers in'

Concerns are being raised that people smugglers might take advantage of a shortfall in police numbers caused by this summer’s Paris Olympics.

‘She was happy and planning for the future’

‘She was happy and planning for the future’

Ten years ago, Peaches Geldof took an accidental heroin overdose at her Kent home - and left the watching world and her family in shock.

The world-famous Kent cottage and the tragic artist who made it his home

The world-famous Kent cottage and the tragic artist who made it his home

A new book gives a rare glimpse inside the home of one of the nation’s most influential artists.

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‘We’re already in a climate emergency - it’s changing our wildlife’

‘We’re already in a climate emergency - it’s changing our wildlife’

In the concluding part of our in-depth look at climate change, we examine the impact it has already had on Kent.

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Despite the downpours, could hotter summers see Kent’s water supply run out?

Despite the downpours, could hotter summers see Kent’s water supply run out?

In the second of three in-depth features on challenges Kent faces due to climate change, we ask: Could our taps run dry?

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Sea levels are rising and Kent is sinking - but will towns really end up underwater?

Sea levels are rising and Kent is sinking - but will towns really end up underwater?

In the first of three special in-depth reports on the impact of climate change, we look at whether parts of Kent will really be left underwater.

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The major Hollywood films and TV shows filmed at top Kent tourist attraction

The major Hollywood films and TV shows filmed at top Kent tourist attraction

Since the Royal Navy left it 40 years ago today, one Kent tourist attraction has gone on to become a major location for Hollywood movies and TV shows.

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‘When they said it was closing, I didn't know what I would do...’

‘When they said it was closing, I didn't know what I would do...’

To mark the 40th anniversary of the closure of Chatham Dockyard this weekend, we spoke to former workers about what life was like there.

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Dockyard closure was the end of one era, but the beginning of another...

Dockyard closure was the end of one era, but the beginning of another...

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Royal Navy leaving Chatham – bringing to a close 400 years of history.

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New space for port traffic amid fears ‘horrendous’ gridlock could get worse

New space for port traffic amid fears ‘horrendous’ gridlock could get worse

More space is being created for vehicle checks at Dover harbour amid concerns new EU rules could exacerbate traffic problems on Kent’s roads.

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Pokémon whizz, 12, in running for $50,000 world title

Pokémon whizz, 12, in running for $50,000 world title

A schoolboy is preparing to travel more than 7,000 miles for the trip of a lifetime to compete in the Pokémon World Championships in Hawaii.

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Inside the bakery that’s survived 93 years

Inside the bakery that’s survived 93 years

As a bakery boss looks to safeguard his business’s future, he takes a walk down memory lane to explain why customers keep coming back.

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Rod Hull: How a house in Kent would spell financial ruin for Emu star

Rod Hull: How a house in Kent would spell financial ruin for Emu star

On the 25th anniversary of his freak death, we chart the rags to riches to rags tale of Rod Hull and Emu – the sidekick he’d grow to resent.

‘Primark and Peter Andre’s perfume’: Bluewater’s biggest crowds revisited

‘Primark and Peter Andre’s perfume’: Bluewater’s biggest crowds revisited

From celebrity visits to gadget sales, Kent's largest shopping centre is no stranger to a long queue. KentOnline looks back at the biggest.

Why are town’s cliffs collapsing and what’s being done to stop landslides?

Why are town’s cliffs collapsing and what’s being done to stop landslides?

A coastal town has been hit by at least eight landslides already this year, with a play park now cordoned off and a key road shut until summer.

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We got into the ring with one of Kent’s toughest bouncers

We got into the ring with one of Kent’s toughest bouncers

A well-known security boss says he wants teenagers to get off their phones and get fit at his revamped gym.

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The ‘astonishing’ drop in private school pupils getting into Kent grammars

The ‘astonishing’ drop in private school pupils getting into Kent grammars

The percentage of children attending private schools passing the Kent Test has plummeted since before the pandemic, new figures reveal.

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What ever happened to Little Chef and its famous ‘Olympic breakfast’?

What ever happened to Little Chef and its famous ‘Olympic breakfast’?

For nearly 60 years it was an staple of Kent’s motorways and A-roads – but what happened to Little Chef’s branches and what’s in their place today?

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‘We’re spoiled for choice in Kent but this place will keep you coming back’

‘We’re spoiled for choice in Kent but this place will keep you coming back’

The food scene is thriving in Kent these days and our reviewer was blown away when he tried out one restaurant’s guest chef collaboration night.

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We tried stunning countryside walk from city to the seaside

We tried stunning countryside walk from city to the seaside

In just under two-and-a-half hours, we ventured from bustling streets through peaceful woodland and ended up enjoying fish and chips by the sea.

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Legendary Kent nightclub was ‘everybody’s second home and last resort’

Legendary Kent nightclub was ‘everybody’s second home and last resort’

A night out at this club was a rite of passage for generations – but the town looks very different today.

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'Giving parents fines won't get kids back to school'

'Giving parents fines won't get kids back to school'

As the government crackdown on school absences, education bosses reveal what they are doing to get children back into the classroom.

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‘It was frightening but we would do it all again – we had no choice’

‘It was frightening but we would do it all again – we had no choice’

On the 40th anniversary of the bitter miners’ strike, those from Kent involved in the action remain defiant and say: “We had no choice."

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‘It was the best job in the world – the factory made the whole town smell of peppermint’

‘It was the best job in the world – the factory made the whole town smell of peppermint’

Former Trebor Sharps Factory workers lift the lid on life in Kent’s most famous sweet factory.

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‘We can’t stop every parent from lying to get a school place’

‘We can’t stop every parent from lying to get a school place’

Parents have been accused of underhand tactics to get their child into a good school – here KentOnline reveals the truth about phony applications.

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Couple unearth amazing 50m underground tunnel hidden in garden

Couple unearth amazing 50m underground tunnel hidden in garden

A couple have gone viral after they discovered an impressive, secret 50m deep wartime tunnel in their back garden.

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‘I failed my GCSEs at Kent grammar - but now I’ve got my own BBC show’

‘I failed my GCSEs at Kent grammar - but now I’ve got my own BBC show’

A rising comedy star has told how she became a social media sensation after struggling at school – and why she filmed her new TV show in Kent.

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From herding bulls to serious crashes: Meet those keeping Kent’s roads safe

From herding bulls to serious crashes: Meet those keeping Kent’s roads safe

We spent the day with the people responsible for keeping our roads safe to learn what they do and why it is important.

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‘I started doing magic at 5 and now I rub shoulders with the stars’

‘I started doing magic at 5 and now I rub shoulders with the stars’

A Kent magician well-known for performing at weddings across the county has also impressed celebrities with his skills.

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'We're safe now but part of me will always be in Ukraine'

'We're safe now but part of me will always be in Ukraine'

We speak to a family who are still trying to rebuild their lives in Kent after they were forced out of their homes when Russia invaded Ukraine.

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