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Kent is not only home to many stunning beaches but also has some of the safest and cleanest in the country, many with prestigious Blue Flag status

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For a small town, it has a lot to brag about. Packed with history, surrounded by pretty countryside and boasting excellent shops and restaurants, it’s time to explore West Malling

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May 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Blue Flag Award beaches for 2018 have been announced, showcasing the cleanest and safest beaches in the country. Find out which 10 in Kent made the cut...

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Can you distinguish your Colchesters from your Canterburys and your Margates from your Merseas? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of Essex and Kent!

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History comes to life in this riverside town. Climb to the top of the castle, explore the unique shops and see just what inspired Charles Dickens

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May 2018

Walks

Monday, April 23, 2018

Setting off from the beach at St Margaret’s, prepare to be amazed at the feast of delights that will unfold before you as you meander along across cliff tops

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April 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018

From the rolling Wealden countryside to small perfectly manicured gardens, there are carpets of fragrant bluebells popping up throughout Kent. We pick 12 wonderful woodland walks with pretty country pubs and cafés

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Enjoy a delicious lunch after one of these countryside strolls. Kent Life suggests five great pub walks in Kent

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

If you love a bit of birding, then you’ll be in seventh heaven on this walk that meanders through the sand dunes and salt marshes and rich habitats of the Sandwich bird observatory

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Enjoy these five romantic walking spots in Kent, together they span our glorious county at its finest

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Restaurant Reviews

How partners and hosts with the mostest, Scott Richardson and Mark Lightford, transformed a spit and sawdust pub into a hub of the community and foodie paradise

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May 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018

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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Thursday, March 29, 2018

We have gathered some great restaurants that champion Kentish produce in and around Maidstone that we think you should visit

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We had Twinkles to start and lingered until midnight – here’s why the chef-patron at Whits of Walmer won Chef of the Year in our 2017 Food & Drink Awards

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April 2018

New young owners have transformed The Fordwich Arms and are turning it into a foodie destination to rival Kent’s finest

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March 2018

Gardens

We are delighted to launch the ninth Kent Life Garden of the Year Awards and are looking for the best community gardening projects, school gardens and amateur gardens in Kent

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Exuberant, romantic planting set behind high walls is the crowning glory at Goodnestone Park through the summer

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May 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018

Kent has a wealth of beautiful gardens to visit. Throughout the open garden season you’ll find an array of stunning choices, many places also serving home-made teas

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Growing orchids is a passion for many across the globe. In Kent, Tom Hart Dyke’s love of these beautiful flowers put him in grave peril but has since been expressed with a dedicated collection as part of his World Garden exhibits at Lullingstone Castle

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April 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Add colour to your garden now with the top flowers of March and this season will be all the brighter

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People

Mon, 15:26

Stars of Call the Midwife took to The Dockyard to launch the official tours at the location which turns 400 this year

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Mon, 13:01

BBC1 series Classic Mary Berry showed the baker at Leeds Castle, which she visited during its annual Festival of Flowers

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May 2018

Kent hockey player Grace Balsdon on playing for England at July’s Athletics World Cup, growing up in Chilham and healthy food swaps

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May 2018

Chris Bishop on following his dream after retiring from the very different world of accountancy

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May 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018

Mike Spackman has won the Cook of the Year award in the BBC Radio Four Food and Farming Awards

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April 2018

Recipes

The chef patron and owner of Kent Life’s Restaurant of the Year 2017, Chapter One, is celebrating the arrival of the king of vegetables

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May 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018

The chef patron and owner of Chapter One, Kent Life’s Restaurant of the Year 2017, is looking forward to Easter feasting

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April 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018

This simple and quick recipe is healthy and delicious and goes perfectly with a glass of white wine

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January 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018

‘Kent, sir, everyone knows Kent. Apples, cherries, hops and women,’ proclaims a character in Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers. We have gathered some traditional dishes from around the county that were borne of the fruitful orchards and seas of Kent

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Interiors

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

David Salmon Furnishers has over 30 years’ experience bringing top quality furniture and original products to shoppers

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As a builder, James Walker has been making other people’s dreams a reality for more than 35 years. But when it came to building his own dream house, things didn’t quite go according to plan

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July 2017

Interiors specialists Lisa and Paul Thornton-Allan left the bustle of East London for the tranquillity of a Georgian home in Little Chart that they have completely restored

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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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Celebrity Interviews

Kent hockey player Grace Balsdon on playing for England at July’s Athletics World Cup, growing up in Chilham and healthy food swaps

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May 2018
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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