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Tue, 16:51

The UK’s biggest celebration of France opens its doors next week!

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Friday, January 13, 2017

It’s a town rapidly changing and expanding before our eyes. With so many big new projects going on, exciting times are ahead for Ashford. Words by: Caroline Read. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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January 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In this new series, the Kentish Stour is the thread that will lead us on a journey through Kent’s iconic landscapes. Words by: Peter Vujakovic. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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January 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The elusive snowdrop can be hard to find and before you know it, they’re gone again, so we saved you the trouble and found some beautiful spots in Kent to go for a walk among the snowdrops

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It’s a beautiful town with a rich history and some great visitor attractions right on its doorstep. Take a look around splendid Sevenoaks. Words by: Caroline Read. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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January 2017

Walks

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Blean is a treat of woodland, countryside and villages situated between Canterbury and Faversham. You will follow the gently winding path of long gone drove ways through ancient woodland before entering open countryside offering fantastic views of the Medway estuary

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Friday, September 30, 2016

This delightful walk takes you through meadows and into small wooded areas. It is a perfect walk to make the most of the changing seasons whilst taking in the peace and tranquillity of the countryside

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hamstreet Woods is a wonderful walk for people seeking a peaceful woodland haven; it is easily accessible via public transport, yet sits in a quiet oasis of calm

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The pretty town of Hythe is the starting point for this picturesque summer walk

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stroll through carpets of fragrant bluebells on one of these six wonderful woodland walks.

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Restaurant Reviews

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Winner of the 2016 Restaurant of the Year, Read’s of Faversham, opens its elegant door to Kent Life and restores body and soul. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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January 2017
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Bull at Wrotham is no mere roadside inn; it’s now a destination country hotel with a great menu matched by fine wines. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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November 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016

Looks can be deceptive; this modest Indian restaurant is home to an award-winning chef-patron. No wonder it’s packed. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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November 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

There’s a touch of theatre at this transformed village pub that has taken Kent by storm. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Faversham Creek Hotel is warmly welcoming, enjoys a great setting and its talented young chef make this a real foodie destination

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Gardens

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

With Christmas preparations dominating this month, it can be easy to overlook the space outside, but there’s still plenty to do in your garden

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December 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016

Looking for some interesting options for containers to add some winter cheer to your garden? Heucheras and heucherellas are the perfect choice. Words and pictures by: Leigh Clapp

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November 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016

Visit Kent and partners embraced the traditional English weather at their annual summer garden party

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Five categories, 11 judges, five great gardens – we salute the best of the best in the seventh Kent Life Garden of the Year awards. Compiled by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Leigh Clapp, Thomas Alexander and the winners

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Enjoy the jewel highlights of salvias among the parchment tones of ornamental grasses and late-season perennials with a stroll around the atmospheric gardens of Great Comp. Words and pictures by: Leigh Clapp

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People

Mon, 13:14

He left a stellar career in the navy to head up the top job at Leeds Castle. Kent Life catches up with Sir David Steel 18 months into his role as chief executive

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January 2017
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Philip Hesketh, who became Dean at Rochester Cathedral this summer, on hidden treasures, strong communities, a calmer Christmas and a bright future

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December 2016
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
Monday, December 5, 2016

The Amazing Ollie Onion on the challenges he and his Dad have done to raise money for ellenor’s Children’s Hospice Care at home

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December 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Former JLS star turned farmer JB Gill has been busy preparing his produce for the festive trade at his 10-acre smallholding in Westerham. His three rescued pets also play a big part in his life. Words by: Rebecca Durrant. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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December 2016

Recipes

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Andy McLeish shares his recipe for crispy pork belly with root vegetables

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January 2017
Friday, December 16, 2016

Rosemary Shrager Cookery School in Tunbridge Wells shows readers how they can make a fabulous festive feast at home

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December 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rosemary Shrager Cookery School in Tunbridge Wells shows readers how they can make a fabulous festive feast at home

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December 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016

The chef-patron of our Restaurant of the Year 2015, Chapter One, is celebrating Thanksgiving. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Bread and Butter Pictures

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November 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016

The chef-patron of Chapter One, our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, on an old family favourite, pumpkin pie. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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Interiors

Monday, December 5, 2016

These festive place settings are easy to make and are sure to be a talking point with your guests

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December 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Young couple Elly and Will Simmons open the doors to their welcoming little town house in the ancient heart of Canterbury. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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Friday, August 19, 2016

From seaside escapes to eco-friendly self-builds, take a tour of three motivating and beautiful renovations that will give you serious house envy

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Tiffany Hornshaw says she ‘felt so scared’ as the door to her new home opened three years ago. Having made just one visit to the property, she’d put in an offer and convinced her family to pack up everything they owned and fly over from Hong Kong. But would they like it?

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Add colour and interest with a touch of the exotic this summer

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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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