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Sissinghurst Castle Garden, near Cranbrook

Spotlight on: the Weald of Kent

Rich in history and picturesque countryside, the glorious Weald of Kent is a perfect destination for visitors wanting to experience the real English countryside

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Spotlight on: Edenbridge

Celebrated for its spectacular Guy Fawkes nights, this pretty little town on the Kent/Surrey border offers history, great scenery and lots to do and see

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Statue of Churchill in Westerham

Spotlight on: Westerham and Biggin Hill

Home to two great leaders, with lovely countryside and glorious shops, Westerham is a delight while Biggin Hill is home to the world’s most famous fighter station

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Greensand Way Circular - Westerham Walk

The small market town of Westerham, with its many shops, historic public houses, restaurants and coffee houses, is an ideal place to start and finish this wild woodland walk

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Smallhythe Place

Spotlight on Tenterden

With its wide tree-lined High Street, lovely shops and ancient buildings, plus one of the finest rural light railways in the UK, Tenterden also stages its famous folk festival this month

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Penshurst Place

Autumn walks in Kent

Kent Life suggests six of the best spots in the Garden of England for a walk on a crisp, misty autumn day

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Enjoying a clifftop walk at the White Cliffs of Dover

Enjoy a Great British Walk in Kent

The National Trust’s walking festival returns in September in a blaze of colour

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Broadstairs walk

Ramsgate to Broadstairs Walk

Enjoy coasts, cliffs and café culture on this glorious stroll along the coast of Thanet

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Restaurant Reviews

Zagatos Bar & Brasserie

Zagatos at The Spa Hotel

The bar and brasserie at The Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells is settling in nicely after its summer launch

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The West House, Biddenden

Review of The West House at Biddenden

Chef of the Year 2013 in the Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards, Graham Garrett, shows why he thoroughly deserved the award: who will lift the coveted trophy in 2014?

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Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs

Restaurant review: the Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs

Bring a hearty appetite to this first-floor seafood restaurant above a popular pub right by the seafront

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KEN JUL 14 Restaurant

Royal Harbour Brasserie, Ramsgate

On the end of the East Pier is a relaxed, Parisian-style brasserie offering great seafood and fantastic views

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The Empire Room restaurant

The Royal Harbour Hotel and Empire Room restaurant, Ramsgate

Kent Life stays in a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse overlooking Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour

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Malus Evereste

How to brighten up your autumn garden

Add some autumn berries to your garden, they’re visually rewarding and also a boon for wildlife. Kent Life takes a 
look at the array on offer at Coolings Garden Centre

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Whitstable & Seasalter Primary School winners

Kent Life’s Gardeners of the Year 2014

Meet the Primary School and Amateur Adult winners in this year’s closely fought search for the best gardeners in Kent of all ages

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Godinto House

Garden of the month: Godinton House

Make time to enjoy the final burst of colour in the walled garden and grounds of Godinton House, from an array of late-season flowers and stunning foliage hues

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Northbourne Park pupils with their wildlife garden

How to make a wildlife garden

Top tips on how to encourage wildlife to your garden at home or school, by Bybrook Barn Garden Centre - sponsors of the Kent Life Garden of the Year Awards

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Garden finalists Staplehurst Primary

Garden of the Year finalists 2014

Kent Life’s fifth Garden of the Year competition in association with Hadlow College, Bybrook Barn and chYps, has again revealed some enthusiastic Kent gardeners of all ages

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Paul Barrett

Meet the MD: Paul Barret

The managing director of family run Barretts Motor Group in Canterbury on business partnerships, bikes and BMWs

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Dave Cousins

Meet musician Dave Cousins

Frontman and founder of seminal British folk-rock band The Strawbs, Dave Cousins, on his new autobiography, 
his 50-year music career and why he loves Deal

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James Green, 11, beekeeper

Meet Horsmonden beekeeper James Green

James Green, 11, on learning the art of beekeeping, being part of the Hadlow Rural Business Group, making honey and bug hunting

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Spadework, Offham

Food & Drink finalists 2014: part one

Meet some of the finalists in the hotly contested Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards

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KEN OCT 14 Pumpkin grower

Day in the life of a pumpkin grower

John Harris on running the family farm in Southfleet with his brother and getting ready for Halloween

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Gala dinner menu: apple 5 ways with ginger parkin

Recipe of the month: ginger parkin

Guests at the Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food and Drink awards will be wowed with Tom’s ginger parkin dessert served with apple five ways. While the moist cake deliciously compliments the apple flavours, it is also the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. If you can resist temptation, it tastes even better a few days after baking

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2013 winner Eden Allsworth with Richard Phillips

2014 Kent Young Chef now open for entries

The Produced in Kent organised 2014 Kent Young Chef Competition is open and you have until 24 October to get your entry in!

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Pork & chorizo casserole

Cooking with Andy Mcleish

Chapter One’s Michelin-starred chef shares his favourite pork and chorizo casserole recipe

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Victoria plum clafoutis

Recipe of the month: Victoria plum clafoutis

Tom Biddle, head chef at Tudor Park Hotel, cooks a seasonal classic

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Duck with autumn vegetables

Recipe of the month: pan-fried duck with autumn vegetables

A lovely late-summer dish from Tom Biddle, head chef at Tudor Park Hotel, the venue for the 2014 Kent Life & Kent on Sunday Food and Drink awards

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Caravan bed

How to create the perfect bedroom for your child

From babes in arms to teens, your children’s rooms offer a chance to have as much fun creating them as the youngsters will have hanging out there

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John Lewis Newport range

Keep your cool this summer in a new bathroom

With the temperatures rising, keep your bathroom a cool, calm retreat with neutrals, muted shades and pretty but practical touches

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Through the keyhole in Westerham

Through the keyhole in Westerham

The founder and artistic director of the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, Jill Tookey, opens the doors to her beautiful home

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The living room

Through the keyhole: in Broad Oak

How a rented Kentish farmhouse cottage has been made into a real home with a mix of inherited family pieces and a keen eye for display and colour

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Luca Alder range by Sharps

The home office

Keep your home workspace looking streamlined with bespoke desks and functional but personal touches

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Celebrity Interviews

Dave Cousins

Meet musician Dave Cousins

Frontman and founder of seminal British folk-rock band The Strawbs, Dave Cousins, on his new autobiography, 
his 50-year music career and why he loves Deal

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Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig and Matt Le Blanc at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards BAFTA in London on May 12th, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

In the spotlight: Tamsin Greig

Episodes star and Maidstone maiden Tamsin Greig is dramatic chameleon who moves between radio, comedy, Shakespeare and satire. She’s also refreshingly down to earth

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Michel Roux Jr

Michel Roux Jr back in Shipbourne

Kent Farmers’ Market Month gets support of its celebrity patron

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And you think we're barmy now?

Author Terry Deary and a horrible success story

The rise and rise of Horrible Histories, which is coming to Tunbridge Wells

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