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Places

It may have been swallowed up by Greater London, but it still feels more like an idyllic Kentish village

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October 2018

A small town with a friendly, village feel, West Malling is the perfect combination of old and new

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October 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Steam trains, vineyards, tea rooms and a surprising maritime history. We take a look at all this and more on offer in tempting Tenterden

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October 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018

There’s still time to enjoy the autumn season with its plentiful harvests, half-term fun and glorious colours

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October 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Explore the fascinating 600-year-old buildings and architecture of Cranbrook which was once an important centre for textiles

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Walks

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Explore the fascinating 600-year-old buildings and architecture of Cranbrook which was once an important centre for textiles

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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

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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

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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Restaurant Reviews

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A new Italian restaurant run by owners of sister restaurant The Swan has opened in West Malling

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October 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018

From the classic battered cod and chips to vegan ‘fish’ and deep fried gherkins, everybody loves a good fish and chip shop. We have picked 10 of the best places for fish and chips in Kent

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Back at the very top of its game, the Hythe Imperial effortlessly blends the best of both modern and traditional

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July 2018

Now under new ownership, The George and Dragon in Sandwich is already standing out as a future star, with passion, drive and talent in abundance in the kitchen

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June 2018

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

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

Yesterday, 16:21

The film director is inviting people around the UK to mark Armistice Day at the beach

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Yesterday, 16:07

In the fourth of our series, we look at 20 facts, theories and mysteries connected with the always intriguing Garden of England

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October 2018

While some of us call nettles and dandelions weeds, others think of them as lunch. We meet Kent’s professional foraging tutors

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October 2018

There’s humour galore in the artist’s cameos of Folkestone life

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September 2018

In the third of our series we look at 20 facts, theories and mysteries connected with the always intriguing Garden of England

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Recipes

Friday, September 14, 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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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Andy makes the famous meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova

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July 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018

This recipe is Andy’s home-made Cajun ketchup, the ultimate sauce for your meats when barbecuing. Enjoy!

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June 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018

Author Rosemary Williams grew up with a fmaily background in seafood. In her book Prep That Fish, she follows her uncle and grandad who was a shellfish merchant in Sittingbourne

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June 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018

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

Interiors

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As we head into Autumn, the change in season is all around us. From the leaves on the trees turning burnt orange and fiery red, to dark mornings and nights bookending our days. As we put the clocks back an hour to battle the darkness, here’s some top tips on how you can keep your home warm and costs down this Autumn.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Rural energy provider, Calor, gives some top tips for homeowners wanting to make their houses cosy and warm in time for the colder months.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

If you’re looking to update your home here’s why you should always buy Italian leather furniture

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Fancy a mini-holiday in the heart of rural Kent but with plenty of places to eat, drink, shop and explore on your doorstep? Welcome to Bells Cottage by Mulberry Cottages

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June 2018
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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Celebrity Interviews

Yesterday, 16:21

The film director is inviting people around the UK to mark Armistice Day at the beach

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Did William Golding’s years as a schoolteacher in Maidstone help inspire his classic novel, Lord of the Flies?

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September 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
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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