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Places

Modern housing, well-tended green spaces, great leisure opportunities and a fascinating history; Kings Hill may be a young community but it’s got plenty going on

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April 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Picnic baskets at the ready because we have gathered 10 of the best places to enjoy a picnic in stunning rural Kent

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Remote Polhill Bank is our oldest and most treasured nature reserve and now you can help secure the future for its precious wildlife

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April 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018

From the rolling Wealden countryside to small perfectly manicured gardens, there are carpets of fragrant bluebells popping up throughout Kent. We pick 12 wonderful woodland walks with pretty country pubs and cafés

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Instantly recognisable for its iconic White Cliffs and busy port, Dover is our nation’s gateway to Europe

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April 2018

Walks

Friday, April 6, 2018

From the rolling Wealden countryside to small perfectly manicured gardens, there are carpets of fragrant bluebells popping up throughout Kent. We pick 12 wonderful woodland walks with pretty country pubs and cafés

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Enjoy a delicious lunch after one of these countryside strolls. Kent Life suggests five great pub walks in Kent

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

If you love a bit of birding, then you’ll be in seventh heaven on this walk that meanders through the sand dunes and salt marshes and rich habitats of the Sandwich bird observatory

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Enjoy these five romantic walking spots in Kent, together they span our glorious county at its finest

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Pass through beautiful Kentish villages set within the stunning landscape of the Kent Downs AONB and take in the wonderment of Kent’s most interesting historic castles and houses

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Restaurant Reviews

Thursday, March 29, 2018

We have gathered some great restaurants that champion Kentish produce in and around Maidstone that we think you should visit

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We had Twinkles to start and lingered until midnight – here’s why the chef-patron at Whits of Walmer won Chef of the Year in our 2017 Food & Drink Awards

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April 2018

New young owners have transformed The Fordwich Arms and are turning it into a foodie destination to rival Kent’s finest

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March 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Whether it’s National Pizza Day or a regular Friday night, pizza is always a good idea. So head to one of these Kent pizzerias for a slice

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Whether you’re wooing on a first date or celebrating a 10-year anniversary, these romantic restaurants in Kent are sure to be a hit with your loved one

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Gardens

Monday, April 16, 2018

Kent has a wealth of beautiful gardens to visit. Throughout the open garden season you’ll find an array of stunning choices, many places also serving home-made teas

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Growing orchids is a passion for many across the globe. In Kent, Tom Hart Dyke’s love of these beautiful flowers put him in grave peril but has since been expressed with a dedicated collection as part of his World Garden exhibits at Lullingstone Castle

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April 2018

We are delighted to launch the ninth Kent Life Garden of the Year Awards and are looking for the best community gardening projects, school gardens and amateur gardens in Kent

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Add colour to your garden now with the top flowers of March and this season will be all the brighter

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Houseplants are a hot interior trend at the moment and can completely transform a room - but they have their downsides! Gardener and broadcaster Toby Buckland delivers his expert advice

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People

We live in one of the busiest part of Britain yet are surrounded by ancient woodland. How blessed are the people of Kent

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April 2018

Sellindge-based artist Stephen Pitt’s landscapes are almost hyper-real in their detailed accuracy

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April 2018

Celebrating its centenary this year, Kent’s links with the RAF go back to its early beginnings as famously during the Second World War, much of the Battle of Britain was fought in the skies over our proud frontline county

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April 2018

Kent Life discovers how J D Wetherspoon has given Ramsgate back its architectural gem with a mixed-use development worthy of a 21st-century audience

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March 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018

After Christmas album success, the Canterbury Cathedral Choir is releasing another album

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March 2018

Recipes

Monday, April 16, 2018

The chef patron and owner of Chapter One, Kent Life’s Restaurant of the Year 2017, is looking forward to Easter feasting

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April 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018

This simple and quick recipe is healthy and delicious and goes perfectly with a glass of white wine

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January 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018

‘Kent, sir, everyone knows Kent. Apples, cherries, hops and women,’ proclaims a character in Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers. We have gathered some traditional dishes from around the county that were borne of the fruitful orchards and seas of Kent

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The chef patron and owner of Kent Life’s Restaurant of the Year 2017, Chapter One, gets us back on track for a healthy New Year

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January 2018

Interiors

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

David Salmon Furnishers has over 30 years’ experience bringing top quality furniture and original products to shoppers

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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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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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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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