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Friday, August 28, 2015

A Kentish gem, with pretty medieval streets surrounded by fruitful farmland, the ancient market town of Faversham is packed to bursting with things to see and do.

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Cranbrook

Think you know Cranbrook and Hawkhurst? Think again. We invite you to discover the heritage, the art, the culture and the charm of these two Wealden wonders.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
The exterior of Knole showing Bourchier's Tower, looking east across Green Court. This is the largest of the seven courtyrads at Knole.

Knole’s historic hall is being brought back to its glorious heyday as part of the larger five-year conservation currently taking place

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Sunday, August 9, 2015
Steam rally in the hKentish Weald

Summer fun doesn’t have to be mean expensive outings - Kent has plenty of free activities for all the family

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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Your hosts Richard and Geraldine Gutrige

With Margate firmly on the tourist map thanks to the Turner Contemporary and now Dreamland, visitors are flocking to town. Kent Life recommends where to stay, what to see and where to eat out

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Walks

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Five of the best spots in Kent for a late-summer stroll by coast, canal and river.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015
KEN AUG 15 Walk

Take a trip to Samphire Hoe and you may just end up questioning how this haven for wildlife could possibly have been created from material dug to create the Channel Tunnel. It’s fair to say that what was once essentially mud has had a miraculous transformation into the glorious spot you see today.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015
Wild flowers above Rochester

The distinctive landscapes of the North Kent Downs, with its walks, cycle and equestrian rides, is captured in a new photobook

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Ramsgate harbour

The Contra Trail leads past the hustle and bustle of modern Ramsgate, down the gently undulating Isle of Thanet Coastal path and into the natural peace and tranquillity of Pegwell Bay

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Saturday, June 6, 2015
Viking Bay, Broadstairs

Head out for a day at the East Kent seaside and discover the fantastic landscapes that inspired world-renowned artist JMW Turner and author Charles Dickens

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Restaurant Reviews

Friday, July 31, 2015

Back on the scene after a £2.4m revamp, was it money well spent at this prominent Tunbridge Wells town hotel?

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Wallett's Court

Diners and residents at Wallett’s Court can now not only enjoy the joint talents of Oakley and Fowler, but also learn how to cook at the feet of the two master chefs

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Saturday, June 6, 2015
The Lodge at Princes, Sandwich

The area around Sandwich is a golfer’s paradise and The Lodge at Prince’s provides the ideal venue to stay in smart, comfortable accommodation and enjoy a meal at the Brasserie to set you up for a few rounds on the links

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Saltwood on the Green

A former village shop has become a restaurant to watch in a little Kent village, as Kent Life discovers on a visit to Saltwood on the Green, celebrating its first anniversary

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Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Green Room

Want to see a show but need to eat first and not feel rushed? Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre has the answer

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Gardens

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Our sixth Garden of the Year competition in association with Hadlow College, Coolings Garden Centre and ellenor has again revealed some enthusiastic Kent gardeners.

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Masterful planting combinations abound at Long Meadow

Admire the ethereal sunlit plantings at Long Meadow garden in Chiddingstone, an impressionistic scene of textures and colours from ornamental grasses and late-season perennials

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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Blacksmith's Arms Cudham

Kent Life takes a look at the spectacular floral displays that draw visitors to Joyce and George Cole’s lovely pub and its colourful garden

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Jo Thompson's Sissinghurst-inspired garden

Garden designers from all over Kent triumphed at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Upper Pryors, Cowden

Take time to enjoy the delightful country garden at Upper Pryors with its scenic vistas and harmonious planting

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People

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nick Sandford on his three years as CLA chairman and the delights and challenges of managing the estate at Godinton House & Gardens, Ashford.

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Perrys' MD Steve Hale

On heading up Perrys Accountants in Orpington, early mornings and a new-found love of Disney.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Sean Fredericks

Sean Fredericks has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship.

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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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Sunday, August 9, 2015
Andy Garland (centre) and panel

Radio Kent broadcaster and producer Andy Garland on completing his RHS Practical Horticulture course

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Recipes

Friday, August 21, 2015

Kent Life’s Chef of the Year 2014 Andy McLeish on the childhood French holiday memory that has inspired this month’s comfort dish classic. 


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Monday, July 20, 2015
Pork belly chops

Kent Life’s chef of the year 2014 Andy McLeish on his love of summer barbecues and favourite pork belly chops

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Venison Wellington

Andy, McLeish, Chef of the Year 2014, celebrates his favourite game season with a locally sourced venison classic

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Saturday, May 16, 2015
Bread and butter pudding

Chef of the Year 2014 Andy McLeish shares the joys of a staff favourite at Chapter One

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Saturday, May 2, 2015
Chargrilled asparagus

Kent Life’s Chef of the Year Andy McLeish makes the most of the British asparagus season with this simple but delicious classic

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Interiors

Saturday, May 30, 2015

From a star of the seventies to a shower pavilion for your garden, find your pick of the prodcts right here in Kent

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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Bespoke Garden Room, www.crownpavillions.com

Sit outside, play outside, take a dip or just admire your garden - now is the time to get out if not about

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Bois Rustique wine rack

Celebrate English Wine Week (23-31 May) with Kent Life’s pick of wine-inspired interiors and accessories

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Monday, February 9, 2015
Learn to use Annie Sloan paints

Give your home that loving feeling this Valentine’s with the prettiest of accessories for every room

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Grand Versailles by And So To Bed

Give your home that loving feeling and enjoy staying in this Valentine’s Day surrounded by sumptuous fabrics, wallpapers and great lighting

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Celebrity Interviews

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
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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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Keira Knightley, Johnny Depp, Mackenzie Crook

How the multi-talented, Maidstone-born actor went from The Orchard Youth Theatre in Dartford to The Office and a star of the silver screen

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Kelly Brook and ex Thom Evans

She may have been unlucky in love, but the model and actress is well versed in overcoming adversity and Kent is proud to call her one of our own

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