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Places

Once an RAF fighter base and now a vibrant new community that just keeps on growing, let’s take a look at what Kings Hill has to offer

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Mon, 12:52

This busy town boasts both historical features and modern convenience. Working hard to reinvigorate its High Street and proven to be growing despite the economic climate, Tonbridge really is the place to be

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March 2017

Often overlooked in favour of some of our more glamourous coastal resorts, a trip to Deal – with its long pebble beach and relaxed way of life – is like discovering your very own secret seaside retreat

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March 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017

A portrait by John Singer Sargent returns this month to Ightham Mote, where it was painted more than a century ago. Pictures by: National Trust

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March 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017

Dramatic landscapes, grand castles and historic locations have made Kent the perfect setting for many iconic films and TV programme. Here are 21 different movies and television programmes that made use of the Garden of England

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Walks

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
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Christopher Marlowe is best remembered for his heady lifestyle – a mix of scandal, religion and espionage. This walk through Canterbury will allow you to see the history behind this fascinating character

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Drink in the sight and smell of our native blooms on one of these wonderful wildflower walks

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March 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017

Take it easy with one of our winter walks or trips to the seaside

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wateringbury’s history stretches back to the pre-Christian Saxons. Nowadays you can walk along the delightful riverbank discovering the pleasures of the early spring wildflowers

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Restaurant Reviews

Mon, 12:56

Although not actually an island anymore, the Isle of Thanet has its own identity as Kent’s newfound fashionable place to be. These 9 cafés in Thanet will have you reaching for your phone to take Instagram snaps of your breakfast

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Mon, 12:56

Nothing beats a burger to curb those hunger pangs! We pick some of the best spots to enjoy a burger in Canterbury

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Transport yourself back to that glorious summer holiday as you taste the sunshine and flavours of Italy in every lovingly prepared mouthful at La Cantina di Tenterden.

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March 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017

Winner of the Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Chef of the Year 2016, dining at the Michelin-starred restaurant of chef patron Graham Garrett is a treat to be savoured

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February 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sarah Sturt reviews the “perfect winter treat,” Pride & Prejudice performed at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre

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Gardens

Monday, March 13, 2017

Create a cutting garden and you’ll have vases brimming with beauty in the house and plenty to give as gifts

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March 2017

Green fingers at the ready - the Kent Life Garden of the Year Awards are back! We are looking for the best community gardning projects, school gardens and amateur gardens in Kent - and we want to hear from you

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March 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017

Dainty snowdrops and stunning hellebores grace the gardens at Broadview each February, a sight not to be missed and an enticement to add these tiny beauties to your own garden

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February 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017

Two Hadlow College graduates are making their way as garden designers in Kent, winning gold twice at RHS Hampton Court and now establishing their own practices

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January 2017
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
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People

Mon, 12:37

Folkestone-based Dee Taylor, a fan of film noir, loves the narrative in his art, which references animations such as the Gotham City of Batman comics

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March 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017

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

Recipes

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
Monday, February 6, 2017

The chef-patron of award winning restaurant Chapter One delivers a succulent trifle to ease you through the frost of February

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February 2017
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

Interiors

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sue Gates believes in living in the moment and encourages her family to engage their senses and appreciate the beauty around them – starting at home. Words by: Rachael Hale. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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February 2017
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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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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