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Places

Mon, 09:29

The UK’s leading French property show returns to Olympia London from 16-17 September

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Loved by royalty, writers and artists, this seaside town has everything you could want this summer: a sandy beach, a beautiful harbour and buzzing café culture

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August 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017

The Greensand Way is one of the prettiest walks in Kent offering amazing views from the ridge right across the county

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Rich in culture and history, with an ancient castle, an important literary connection and a beautiful riverside setting, Tonbridge is great for families, art lovers and foodies alike

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July 2017

It’s not just about the great shopping. A vibrant and modern county town with a pretty riverside setting, fun family attractions and an important history, we take a look around ever-evolving Maidstone

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July 2017

Walks

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Greensand Way is one of the prettiest walks in Kent offering amazing views from the ridge right across the county

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Horsmonden is a pretty village set in the heart of rural Kent. Pass through orchards, flourishing crops, farm tracks and quaint country lanes

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Monday, June 5, 2017

This walk is packed full of Kentish delight and charm. Taking in the landscape that inspired the opening to Charles Dickens Great Expectations you can expect plenty of pretty wilderness on this walk

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

This walk takes you through a rural paradise of meadows, woodland and riverside deep in the Eden Valley

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Striding out across the North Kent marshes with a Labrador in tow provides clarity of mind and a daily dose of exercise for one of the county’s most successful businessmen. Pictures courtesy of: Visit Kent

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March 2017

Restaurant Reviews

Mon, 15:56

With training at its heart, The Yarrow in Broadstairs is a first in the UK

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August 2017
Mon, 13:48

Summer in the city is best spent in a beer garden so we have selected some of the best pubs with beer gardens for al fresco drinks and tasty food in Canterbury

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

During the warmer months, there’s nothing better than drinks and some good food taken al fresco. We have picked 12 of the best restaurants in Kent with outdoor seating to do just that

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so what better way to spend your morning than by indulging in a leisurely brunch with friends? In Kent you’ll be spoilt for choice with places to go, so here is our pick of some of the best breakfast spots in the county

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The Tickled Trout in West Farleigh has emerged from renovations as a stylish boutique hotel with good dining

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July 2017

Gardens

Friday, August 4, 2017

Take a stroll through the garden at Tram Hatch in Charing Heath where a unique feature is the river than runs beside it

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August 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Take inspiration from the courtyard garden at Crowmarsh House in Wateringbury where Yvonne Marks has planted an elegant white-themed palette

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July 2017

After a year studying part-time for the RHS Level 2 certificate in Practical Horticulture, Kent Life’s editor reveals how she became a better gardener and why she now loves Mondays

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July 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017

Using edible flowers in the kitchen has become very popular in the last couple of years and is a great way of linking home and garden. Buying these flowers is expensive and difficult but they can be easily grown by even the most amateur gardener

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May 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The National Gardens Scheme’s 90 years of opening private gardens for charity will be marked with a special Anniversary Weekend this month

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May 2017
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People

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Radio Kent broadcaster and producer Andy Garland on life ‘up north’ and why local radio is sounding better than ever

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July 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Let the power of pictures encourage you to do bigger and better things in and around Kent this summer

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June 2017

Winner of the Kent Life Landscape Painter competition, Peter Day, on his art and inspiration

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June 2017

Lighten the load of an expensive wedding by putting your main honeymoon off until you can afford it, and take a ‘mini-moon’ in Kent instead

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May 2017

Royal Warrant-holding glass restorer and chandelier maker Wilkinson PLC on its proud family history

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May 2017

Recipes

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One on a simple salad that not only tastes great, but also sneaks in broccoli...

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August 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One on his favourite family meal of the week – roast beef

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July 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One takes the fear out of smoking meats and fish

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June 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One whips up a special weekend brunch treat. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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April 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One suggests you treat your Mum to a home-cooked pudding on Mothering Sunday. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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March 2017

Interiors

As a builder, James Walker has been making other people’s dreams a reality for more than 35 years. But when it came to building his own dream house, things didn’t quite go according to plan

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July 2017

Interiors specialists Lisa and Paul Thornton-Allan left the bustle of East London for the tranquillity of a Georgian home in Little Chart that they have completely restored

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Here are ten exciting properties that will inspire you to buy a plot of land and create your own self build home in Kent. If you’re thinking of self building, Potton can help

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jack Brunsdon was a master craftsman with a passion for making things from wood. He turned his hand to many varied forms of joinery, including deck chairs, toboggans and even the rear timber body work of the Morris Traveller estate motor car before settling on high quality windows and doors

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Monday, April 24, 2017

After their newly-bought 1970s home cracked wide open, a couple with an eye to elegance and the environment embarked on a mission to create something new. Pat Bramley investigates Spring House in Little Gaddesden

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April 2017

Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kent-based actress Pam Ferris is voicing the part of Grandma in a new adaptation for TV this Christmas of a children’s classic. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures: Channel 4 Television

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December 2016
Friday, November 27, 2015

The skateboarding firefighter from Great British Bake Off reveals how a batch of perfect macarons led to his bid for the baker’s crown.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

She has survived cancer and a kidnapping at knife point, appeared in everything from Macbeth to Quadrophenia and Hi-de-Hi! and writes successful crime novels. Meet the unstoppable Linda Regan-Murphy.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

The star of ‘Vera’ discusses her love for her childhood home of Ramsgate and her enduring work ethic

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