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Places

Mon, 16:26

Horsmonden is a pretty village set in the heart of rural Kent. Pass through orchards, flourishing crops, farm tracks and quaint country lanes

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A little seaside town with ambitious plans, Folkestone is being tipped as the next big thing

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June 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017

Tenterden is surely the Garden of England at its finest. Thanks to some strict planning regulations, much of the town retains its character and, from all the weather-boarded buildings, it appears its High Street has been frozen in time.

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June 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017

This walk is packed full of Kentish delight and charm. Taking in the landscape that inspired the opening to Charles Dickens Great Expectations you can expect plenty of pretty wilderness on this walk

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

This hip and happening Victorian seaside resort is tipped as Kent’s next property hotspot. Words by: Caroline Read. In association with Canterbury City Council and Hello Herne Bay

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Walks

Mon, 16:26

Horsmonden is a pretty village set in the heart of rural Kent. Pass through orchards, flourishing crops, farm tracks and quaint country lanes

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Monday, June 5, 2017

This walk is packed full of Kentish delight and charm. Taking in the landscape that inspired the opening to Charles Dickens Great Expectations you can expect plenty of pretty wilderness on this walk

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

This walk takes you through a rural paradise of meadows, woodland and riverside deep in the Eden Valley

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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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Restaurant Reviews

Yesterday, 11:31

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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Yesterday, 10:26

From the classic battered cod and chips to vegan ‘fish’ and deep fried gherkins, everybody loves a good fish and chip shop. We have picked 10 of the best places for fish and chips by the sea in Kent

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Prepare to step away from the ordinary at this new addition to Tunbridge Wells’ fine dining scene, where The Warren’s talented chefs literally get the most from each animal

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June 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017

During the warmer months, there’s nothing better than drinks and some good food taken al fresco. We have picked 12 of the best restaurants in Kent with outdoor seating to do just that

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Family run restaurant and hotel Dunkerley’s is celebrating its 30th anniversary this June, and the magic is still there

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June 2017

Gardens

Monday, May 8, 2017

Using edible flowers in the kitchen has become very popular in the last couple of years and is a great way of linking home and garden. Buying these flowers is expensive and difficult but they can be easily grown by even the most amateur gardener

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May 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The National Gardens Scheme’s 90 years of opening private gardens for charity will be marked with a special Anniversary Weekend this month

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May 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

You can’t fail to come under the spell of the gardens at Scotney Castle, especially in spring when the scene is of wisteria draped arches and swathes of rhododendrons clad in bloom

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April 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mark Lane on health, happiness and horticulture and becoming the UK’s first wheelchair garden designer. Pictures courtesy of the BBC

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April 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017

Kent has a wealth of glorious gardens and here we select some of the very best to visit this seasons

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Awards Directory
 

People

Winner of the Kent Life Landscape Painter competition, Peter Day, on his art and inspiration

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June 2017

Lighten the load of an expensive wedding by putting your main honeymoon off until you can afford it, and take a ‘mini-moon’ in Kent instead

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May 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017

Let the power of pictures encourage you to do bigger and better things in and around Kent this summer

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June 2017

Royal Warrant-holding glass restorer and chandelier maker Wilkinson PLC on its proud family history

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May 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017

Whether it’s a stately country manor house or seafront hotel, Kent has the perfect venue for your ceremony

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May 2017

Recipes

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One takes the fear out of smoking meats and fish

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June 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One whips up a special weekend brunch treat. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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April 2017
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

Interiors

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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Monday, April 24, 2017

After their newly-bought 1970s home cracked wide open, a couple with an eye to elegance and the environment embarked on a mission to create something new. Pat Bramley investigates Spring House in Little Gaddesden

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April 2017
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

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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