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Places

Tue, 09:59

A haven for shoppers, with great places to eat, a charming riverside setting and something to keep all the family entertained, you may want to take another look at Maidstone. Words by: Caroline Read. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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Monday, November 21, 2016

A £7.1m appeal has been launched by the National Trust to reinvigorate 
the legacy of one of Britain’s greatest statesmen, Sir Winston Churchill. 
Words by: Emma Ward. Pictures courtesy of: National Trust Images

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Set on the border of Kent and Surrey, Edenbridge is a tucked-away little town with a pretty river, green surroundings and one of the best Bonfire Night celebrations in the county. Words by: Caroline Read. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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November 2016
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

With a name meaning woodland and a rich heritage, first as an ancient forest and then as the farming heart of the county, we invite you to lose yourselves in The Weald of Kent. Words by: Caroline Read. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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November 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016

We have gathered some of the best Guy Fawkes Night firework events from around the county so grab your loved ones, woolly hat and scarf and head to the bonfire

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Walks

Friday, September 30, 2016

This delightful walk takes you through meadows and into small wooded areas. It is a perfect walk to make the most of the changing seasons whilst taking in the peace and tranquillity of the countryside

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hamstreet Woods is a wonderful walk for people seeking a peaceful woodland haven; it is easily accessible via public transport, yet sits in a quiet oasis of calm

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The pretty town of Hythe is the starting point for this picturesque summer walk

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stroll through carpets of fragrant bluebells on one of these six wonderful woodland walks.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Enjoy a flight over the Fairways on this East Kent Spring stroll

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Restaurant Reviews

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Bull at Wrotham is no mere roadside inn; it’s now a destination country hotel with a great menu matched by fine wines. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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November 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016

Looks can be deceptive; this modest Indian restaurant is home to an award-winning chef-patron. No wonder it’s packed. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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November 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

There’s a touch of theatre at this transformed village pub that has taken Kent by storm. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Faversham Creek Hotel is warmly welcoming, enjoys a great setting and its talented young chef make this a real foodie destination

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Monday, September 5, 2016

From Michelin-starred restaurants to grab-and-go oyster bars, Kent is the ‘plaice’ to be for seafood eateries with the freshest fare around

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Gardens

Monday, November 21, 2016

Looking for some interesting options for containers to add some winter cheer to your garden? Heucheras and heucherellas are the perfect choice. Words and pictures by: Leigh Clapp

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November 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016

Visit Kent and partners embraced the traditional English weather at their annual summer garden party

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Five categories, 11 judges, five great gardens – we salute the best of the best in the seventh Kent Life Garden of the Year awards. Compiled by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Leigh Clapp, Thomas Alexander and the winners

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Enjoy the jewel highlights of salvias among the parchment tones of ornamental grasses and late-season perennials with a stroll around the atmospheric gardens of Great Comp. Words and pictures by: Leigh Clapp

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Kent Life looks at some of our Kent stars that shone at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the largest flower show in the world. Words and pictures by: Leigh Clapp

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People

Tue, 11:54

Former JLS star turned farmer JB Gill has been busy preparing his produce for the festive trade at his 10-acre smallholding in Westerham. His three rescued pets also play a big part in his life. Words by: Rebecca Durrant. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Almost 7,000 visitors descended upon 900-year-old Leeds Castle for the annual Festival of Flowers

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November 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016

A giant poppy will be a focal point of the Remembrance Sunday ceremony planned by Kings Hill Parish Council

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Four Kent crime authors reveal some of their inspirations and writing secrets. Words by: Rachael Hale. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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November 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016

Bromley FC Academy footballer Trey Small on his dreams 
of turning professional. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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Recipes

Monday, November 14, 2016

The chef-patron of our Restaurant of the Year 2015, Chapter One, is celebrating Thanksgiving. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Bread and Butter Pictures

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November 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016

The chef-patron of Chapter One, our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, on an old family favourite, pumpkin pie. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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Monday, September 26, 2016

What could be nicer at this time of year than a spot of blackberry picking? Here’s a guide to some of the best places in Kent

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Friday, July 15, 2016

The chef-patron of Chapter One, our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, on his favourite game bird and how to cook it

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Andy McLeish, chef-patron of our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, Chapter One on the joys of trout fishing – and eating.

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Interiors

Friday, November 11, 2016

We have two £100 vouchers for the Cornish Bed Company up for grabs for two lucky winners. All you need to do is answer this simple question…

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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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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Add colour and interest with a touch of the exotic this summer

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Celebrity Interviews

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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Friday, April 17, 2015

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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