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Places

One of the ancient Cinque Ports, this medieval gem of a town is a real treat for history lovers, with plenty of family activities nearby too. Let’s take a generous bite out of life in Sandwich

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

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Treat your loved one to the gift of time together this year. Whether it’s a special day out, a romantic meal for two or an unforgettable overnight stay, here are a few suggestions to delight your other half

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Friday, February 2, 2018

The elusive snowdrop can be hard to find and before you know it, they’re gone again, so we saved you the trouble and found some beautiful spots in Kent to go for a walk among the snowdrops

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A proper country town, with historic stately homes, wonderful walks, a town-centre arts centre and a great selection of shops and restaurants. Let’s take a look at splendid Sevenoaks and its surroundings

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January 2018

Walks

Yesterday, 11:47

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

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Pass through beautiful Kentish villages set within the stunning landscape of the Kent Downs AONB and take in the wonderment of Kent’s most interesting historic castles and houses

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Monday, July 31, 2017

The Greensand Way is one of the prettiest walks in Kent offering amazing views from the ridge right across the county

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Monday, June 26, 2017

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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Restaurant Reviews

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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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Whether it’s National Pizza Day or a regular Friday night, pizza is always a good idea. So head to one of these Kent pizzerias for a slice

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Whether you’re wooing on a first date or celebrating a 10-year anniversary, these romantic restaurants in Kent are sure to be a hit with your loved one

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A fabulous addition to the Tunbridge Wells dining scene, The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells offers all-day food and drink in a stylish, buzzing setting

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A happy chef makes for a happy food and the dishes are positively beaming at Kent Life’s 2017 Restaurant of the Year Chapter One, now owned by its chef-patron Andy McLeish

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January 2018

Gardens

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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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Houseplants are a hot interior trend at the moment and can completely transform a room - but they have their downsides! Gardener and broadcaster Toby Buckland delivers his expert advice

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Friday, September 15, 2017

The competition was extremely close this year with three gorgeous gardens taking the mantle as our winners in our eighth Garden of the Year Award

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September 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017

Take a stroll through the garden at Tram Hatch in Charing Heath where a unique feature is the river than runs beside it

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August 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Take inspiration from the courtyard garden at Crowmarsh House in Wateringbury where Yvonne Marks has planted an elegant white-themed palette

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July 2017
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People

A shared love of running has sparked a special bond between a retired greyhound and his devoted owner from Hythe who never intentionally set out to find a canine jogging companion

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January 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

On your marks for a great New Year!

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January 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

With an advanced science background, Abhishek Banik makes the ideal head distiller at Chatham Dockyard’s Copper Rivet Distillery

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January 2018

Tunbridge Wells artist Sian Bennett’s was first inspired to paint by the work of Botticelli and her own style is a mix of abstract and figurative

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November 2017

Goudhurst-based Sarah Sykes (known as SD Sykes professionally), a writer of historic murder mysteries discusses her series of books set in 14th-century Kent about a medieval investigator

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August 2017

Recipes

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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The chef patron and owner of Kent Life’s Restaurant of the Year 2017, Chapter One, gets us back on track for a healthy New Year

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January 2018
Monday, November 27, 2017

The chef patron and owner of award-winning restaurant Chapter One is getting ahead with his Christmas preparations with a delicious recipe for mincemeat

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November 2017

The chef patron and owner of award-winning restaurant Chapter One looks forward to winter’s comfort food

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October 2017

Interiors

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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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

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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