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Places

Friday, January 12, 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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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, January 8, 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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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Kent has many villages that exude historical charm and a traditional village atmosphere beloved by locals and visitors. Here we pick 10 of the prettiest to explore

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This historic town is shaking off its stuffy reputation and becoming a centre for culture, creativity, food and shopping. Boasting a royal stamp of approval, it has to be Tunbridge Wells

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Walks

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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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

This walk takes you through a rural paradise of meadows, woodland and riverside deep in the Eden Valley

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Restaurant Reviews

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

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

The ever-popular Swan in West Malling continues to draw the crowds with its imaginative all-day dining seven days a week – and a great line in cocktails

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December 2017

This new gastro-pub on Margate seafront with roots dating back to the Mods & Rockers is an exciting addition to the local dining scene

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December 2017

Right opposite the pier and with a witty and stylish ocean decor, the newest seafood restaurant in Deal offers excellent service and a wide-ranging choice of dishes

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Gardens

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

After a year studying part-time for the RHS Level 2 certificate in Practical Horticulture, Kent Life’s editor reveals how she became a better gardener and why she now loves Mondays

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July 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017

Using edible flowers in the kitchen has become very popular in the last couple of years and is a great way of linking home and garden. Buying these flowers is expensive and difficult but they can be easily grown by even the most amateur gardener

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May 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

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

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One on a simple salad that not only tastes great, but also sneaks in broccoli...

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August 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One on his favourite family meal of the week – roast beef

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July 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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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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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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