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Places

Saturday, June 27, 2015

During the summer Tonbridge really comes into its own, with an outdoor swimming pool, parks for family picnics and its popular Arts Festival on Castle Lawn

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Fremlin Walk, Maidstone

It’s our county town and its central location, right on the River Medway, has meant that Maidstone has always been at the very heart of Kent

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Pablo Bronstein beach hut, Folkestone

The official launch of the new Folkestone Edition will take place on 20 and 21 June with a weekend of tours, talks, workshops, fun activities and a park BBQ

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Saturday, June 6, 2015
The ruins of the fourteenth-century moated Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent, set amidst beautiful gardens.

Enjoy a day out with Dad getting up close to nature in the National Trust’s many acres of park and woodland in Kent

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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Tenterden

A mecca for foodies and lovers of folk music, with a popular summer festival, Tenterden is not only beautiful but also has a strong community heart

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Walks

Friday, June 19, 2015

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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Saturday, March 14, 2015
Sissinghurst

Stroll through a sea of blue with Kent Life’s suggestion six of the best bluebells woods in Kent for a spring walk

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Friday, March 6, 2015
View of Deal Castle from the north

Stretch your legs and catch a breath of fresh air on this seaside wander from historic Walmer Castle, just along the coast from beautiful Deal. Enjoy this walk on a clear day and your trail will be a circle of outstanding views towards France and across the surrounding countryside

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Pegwell Bay

Embrace the cold, wrap up warm and enjoy one of our favourite walks in Kent arm in arm with your favourite person this month

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Restaurant Reviews

Saturday, June 27, 2015

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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Friday, April 17, 2015
The attractive dining room at The Wife of Bath

A new team has transformed both the interior and the menu at this Grade II listed restaurant with rooms

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Gardens

Friday, June 19, 2015

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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Saturday, May 16, 2015
Designer Bethany Williams of Hadlow College Hampton Court garden

A very special garden celebrating Kent’s mining heritage will fly the flag for the Garden of England at the 2015 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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Monday, May 11, 2015
2014 runners-up Staplehurst Primary with their personalised and framed certificate

Will you, your child or grandchild’s primary school, a family member or a neighbour be picking up a prize at the 2015 Garden of the Year Awards? You have to be in it to win it - entries close on June 12 2015

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Friday, April 17, 2015
Stoneacre: Garden of the month

Take a stroll through the lush gardens of this half-timbered yeoman’s hall house, first created by Rosemary Alexander, founder and principal of the English Gardening School, back in the 1990s

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People

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Eynsford’s Duck Master on running a busy lavender farm, family ties and being High Sheriff in a year notable for its historic milestones

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Patrick Crouch

Harmonious and lyrical works in stone and wood are created by Patrick Crouch at the University of Kent in Canterbury

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Friday, June 12, 2015
MD Paul Crewe

The director of Netbox Digital started out selling photocopiers and now has one of the top 10 fastest-growing companies in Kent

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Saturday, June 6, 2015
Debra Barr-Smith

Debra’s rainbows of colour are inspired both by Florida’s clear, bright light and the wonderfully lush green Kent countryside

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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Alex and Leo Penry

Hockey mad sisters, Leo and Alex Penry from Maidstone, were both chosen to play for Kent this season

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Recipes

Friday, June 19, 2015

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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Saturday, March 14, 2015
Black Forest gateau

Our Chef of the Year 2014 Andy McLeish shows you how to delight your family and friends this Easter with a classic cake everyone will love

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Baked wild sea bass

Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Chef of the Year 2014 Andy McLeish shows you how to wow your guests with his dinner party showstopper of baked wild sea bass in a salt crust

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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

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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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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Thursday, October 23, 2014
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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