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Thu, 11:30
Grade I listed Rochester Cathedral, England's second oldest after Canterbury, was founded in 604AD by Bishop Justus. Pictures by Manu Palomeque

There’s more to Rochester than its historic past, with a new train station and riverside regeneration keeping it bang up to date

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Wed, 06:00
The River Stour in Canterbury © GordenBellPhotography, Thinkstock

We have selected an eclectic mix of retreats for a relaxing weekend in Kent. From spa hotels to cabins looking over the water, there is something for everyone

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wise Words

From poetry and storytelling to Bond and Beatrix Potter, Kent’s trio of literary festivals this month has something for everyone

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Here is our collection of stately homes with gardens in Kent

We have selected some of the grandest historic stately homes with stunning gardens in Kent

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Hugo Apps

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens and Kent Life have teamed up for a photography competition. Here are the details and how to enter

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Walks

Saturday, April 2, 2016
River Stour at Sandwich

Enjoy a flight over the Fairways on this East Kent Spring stroll

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Saturday, March 5, 2016
The Quay at Sandwich

Enjoy A Flightsover the Fairways on this East Kent Spring stroll

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Chartwell in the winter

We have teamed up with the National Trust to bring you five essential, beautiful walks to explore.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Walk in holy footsteps

The village of Hollingbourne is nestled just below the beautiful North Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just five miles from Maidstone this is the perfect way to escape busy daily life to enjoy a walk through some amazing countryside and experience several fantastic views

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Friday, December 18, 2015
Waterside at Bough Beech

Kent Life suggests six of the best dog-friendly pubs in Kent to enjoy a bite to eat after a scenic stroll.

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Restaurant Reviews

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Lorenzo Morre with Clara and Angelo Borrello

A stalwart of Dover for nearly 40 years, Dino may no longer be with us but his restaurant is as welcoming and the food as tasty as ever.

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Monday, December 28, 2015
Chapter One restaurant

Winner of Kent Life and Kent on Sunday’s Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year categories in the 2014 Food & Drink Awards and Restaurant of the Year again in 2015, chef-owner Andy McLeish shows why he’s still the best.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Beer © rez-art, Getty Images

If you are feeling the chill and need a place to unwind, you will find everything you need here with our pick of 7 of the cosiest pubs in Kent.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015
Eastwell Manor

With a chef called Byron creating sheer poetry on a plate, plus excellent service at every level, the already glorious Eastwell Manor has scaled new heights and is the perfect winter retreat.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015
The Marquis restaurant

With a new manager and chef at the helm, what’s afoot these days at the chic restaurant with rooms that is The Marquis of Alkham? Kent Life stays the night.

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Gardens

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Cranbrook Church of England Primary School won the 2015 Kent Life Primary School Garden of the Year

The seventh annual Kent Life Garden Awards is now open, with three new categories to celebrate the Year of the English Garden, promoted by Visit England

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Jon Reburn in the Coolings Nursery

At Coolings our nursery team is flat out potting more than a million home-grown bedding plants, in hundreds of different varieties. Here are some of the best new introductions and some old favourites to brighten the coming season

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Monday, March 28, 2016
Bluebells at Boldshaves

Fall under the spell of the gardens at Boldshaves in Woodchurch with pretty spring planting and the sheer beauty of the surrounding bluebell woods glistening in the sunlight

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Friday, March 18, 2016
Boundes End, Bidborough

Kent has such a wealth of glorious gardens, we select some of the very best to visit this season

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People

Thu, 10:51
All Award Winners with The High Sheriff and Caroline Alexander

Here are some pictures from the 2016 High Sheriff of Kent’s Awards. Social news from around the county

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Town Mayor of Deal Cllr Adrian Friend, Lord Mayor's Escort Robert Waters, Lord Mayor of Canterbury Cllr Sally Waters and Stephen Kingsman DL

Social news from around the county. The Lord-Lieutenant’s Civic Service

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Clara Borrello

Clara (‘Mama’) Borrello of Dino’s family restaurant in Dover

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Friday, April 8, 2016
Victoria Claire and her Westie, Ralf

Battling with adversity, sculptor Victoria Claire creates works of a great tactile nature

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Rob Forknall reads from his great-great grandmother's Complete Words of Shakespeare

Kent touring company The Changeling Theatre is staging Alls’ Well and She Stoops to Conquer in some of the county’s loveliest venues this summer

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Recipes

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Warm poached hen's egg with Kent asparagus and truffles

The chef-patron of our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, Chapter One is revelling in new-season asparagus

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Saturday, March 12, 2016
Andy's super-fresh grilled mackerel

The chef-patron of our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, Chapter One has gone fishing and hooked a juicy mackerel. Words by: Andy McLeish

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Hot Cross Buns

Andy McLeish chef-patron of Kent Life’s winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, Chapter One, is looking forward to Easter baking

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Quail Kiev, roasted leg, herb mayonnaise, dandelion leaf, Gruyere

The chef-patron of Chapter One, Kent Life and Kent on Sunday’s winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, is embracing the retro trend with his recipe for quail kiev.

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Friday, November 27, 2015
Christmas feasting at Wallett's Court

Kent Life has teamed up with Wallett’s Court - whose chef was a finalist in the ‘Chef of the Year’ category in our 2015 Food & Drink Awards - to bring you an utterly Kentish feast for Christmas Day

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Interiors

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Oeuf NYC

Sara Niven makes her pick of the best April products

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Sphere Tinted Slider shower enclosure, sizes from 800 - 1200mm, starting at £315, Herene Bay Plumbing and Bathroom Supplies, Herne Bay 01227 361965 or visit www.frontlinebathrooms.co.uk

There’s nothing like a shower to awaken the senses, so pick the best and make your bathroom a soothing sanctuary with the right accessories

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Home makeover ideas you need to try now | Life at Home

We take a peek inside the beautiful homes featured in Life at Home magazine to discover some easy decorating ideas to transform your living space

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Interior design trends for February

Sarah Niven makes her picks of the best products this month

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Chalice Major bath, £1,500 from BC Designs, www.bcdesigns.co.uk

Traditional, contemporary or simply stunning, baths are the perfect place to unwind on chilly winter nights. 


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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, November 27, 2015
Mat Riley at Tonbridge Old Fire Station

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
Linda at work in her study

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
The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

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
Brenda Blethyn in character as Vera

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

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Friday, April 17, 2015
Ross_Noble

Ross Noble has been one of Britain’s most beloved comedians for more than 15 years, and although born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, now calls Kent his home

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Friday, March 11, 2016
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