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Friday, May 27, 2016
Broad and bustling Tenterden High Street; in the foreground is The Lemon Tree Restaurant, housed in a timbered 14th-century former Wealden Hall House, reputedly visited by Henry VIII

It’s one of our best-loved towns, boasting pretty architecture, friendly locals and an enviably good High Street. Tenterden’s reputation as the Jewel of the Weald is well deserved

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Friday, May 27, 2016
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On 28th - 29th of may, intu Bromley kicks off half term with a Block Building Bonanza

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
Folkestone, Kent

See the sleepy seaside town of Folkestone in a whole new light as it unveils more of its sensational redevelopment work

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Malling Abbey Cascade

Boasting everything from a Neolithic monument to a cellar bar used by wartime pilots, charming West Malling is so much more than meets the eye. Words by: Caroline Read. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hollow Crown, Robert Viglasky

‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘The Hollow Crown’, huge films and television series have been filmed in Kent and now you can visit all these locations and more

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Walks

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Bluebells and blossom at Hole Park

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

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Saturday, April 2, 2016
River Stour at Sandwich

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

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Saturday, March 5, 2016
The Quay at Sandwich

Enjoy A Flightsover the Fairways on this East Kent Spring stroll

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Chartwell in the winter

We have teamed up with the National Trust to bring you five essential, beautiful walks to explore.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Walk in holy footsteps

The village of Hollingbourne is nestled just below the beautiful North Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just five miles from Maidstone this is the perfect way to escape busy daily life to enjoy a walk through some amazing countryside and experience several fantastic views

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Restaurant Reviews

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Coast Restaurant at the Hythe Imperial

Built by the South Eastern Railway and opened in 1880 as the Seabrook Hotel, after many facelifts, refurbishments and additions, the Hythe Imperial is entering a new age of magnificence

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Beacon, Rusthall

Set in Happy Valley just outside Tunbridge Wells, the transformed Beacon is today a great place to 
visit for good food as well as its famous view.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016
Lorenzo Morre with Clara and Angelo Borrello

A stalwart of Dover for nearly 40 years, Dino may no longer be with us but his restaurant is as welcoming and the food as tasty as ever.

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Monday, December 28, 2015
Chapter One restaurant

Winner of Kent Life and Kent on Sunday’s Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year categories in the 2014 Food & Drink Awards and Restaurant of the Year again in 2015, chef-owner Andy McLeish shows why he’s still the best.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Beer © rez-art, Getty Images

If you are feeling the chill and need a place to unwind, you will find everything you need here with our pick of 7 of the cosiest pubs in Kent.

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Gardens

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Beautiful view from the house

Inspired by this beautiful garden? Why not enter your own into the Kent Life Amateur Garden of the Year 2016 category?

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Win a spread in Kent Life magazine, £200 of Coolings vouchers, and much more! The seventh annual Kent Life Garden Awards is now open, with three new categories to celebrate the Year of the English Garden

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Enjoy the spring scene at the Riverhill Himalayan Gardens with carpets of bluebells under a canopy of shimmering azaleas and rhododendrons

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Jon Reburn in the Coolings Nursery

At Coolings our nursery team is flat out potting more than a million home-grown bedding plants, in hundreds of different varieties. Here are some of the best new introductions and some old favourites to brighten the coming season

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People

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Ken Lyndon-Dykes

The world-renowned saddle and horse expert on the importance of a good saddle

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Multi-gold winning swimmer Thomas Wilton

Multi-gold winning swimmer Thomas Wilton on adding Modern Pentathlon to his sporting accomplishments

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Friday, May 13, 2016
SERV Kent volunteer riders at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, l-r: Dave Edwards, Arthur Godden, Steve Hunt and Jacqui Hopkinson, with driver Michael Keppler in the back row

SERV Kent provides a service that can literally make the difference between life and death and yet receives no government funding and is run entirely by volunteers.


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Sunday, May 8, 2016
Tenterden sculptor Lynda Hukins

Meet the Kent artist who specialises in bronze animals and birds and is inspired by nature, the countryside and the seaside

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
All Award Winners with The High Sheriff and Caroline Alexander

Here are some pictures from the 2016 High Sheriff of Kent’s Awards. Social news from around the county

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Recipes

Monday, May 16, 2016
Hot chocolate fondant dessert

Andy McLeish, chef-patron of award-winning Kent restaurant, Chapter One, shares a favourite dessert

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
Warm poached hen's egg with Kent asparagus and truffles

The chef-patron of our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, Chapter One is revelling in new-season asparagus

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Saturday, March 12, 2016
Andy's super-fresh grilled mackerel

The chef-patron of our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, Chapter One has gone fishing and hooked a juicy mackerel. Words by: Andy McLeish

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Hot Cross Buns

Andy McLeish chef-patron of Kent Life’s winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, Chapter One, is looking forward to Easter baking

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Quail Kiev, roasted leg, herb mayonnaise, dandelion leaf, Gruyere

The chef-patron of Chapter One, Kent Life and Kent on Sunday’s winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, is embracing the retro trend with his recipe for quail kiev.

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Interiors

Thursday, May 19, 2016
The sitting room: note the original Arco floor lamp and olive stone glass coffee table

Gary and Alison Ranns prove that small is no obstacle to being beautiful at their perfectly formed cottage in Dovecote Court

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Oeuf NYC

Sara Niven makes her pick of the best April products

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Sphere Tinted Slider shower enclosure, sizes from 800 - 1200mm, starting at £315, Herene Bay Plumbing and Bathroom Supplies, Herne Bay 01227 361965 or visit www.frontlinebathrooms.co.uk

There’s nothing like a shower to awaken the senses, so pick the best and make your bathroom a soothing sanctuary with the right accessories

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Home makeover ideas you need to try now | Life at Home

We take a peek inside the beautiful homes featured in Life at Home magazine to discover some easy decorating ideas to transform your living space

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Interior design trends for February

Sarah Niven makes her picks of the best products this month

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, November 27, 2015
Mat Riley at Tonbridge Old Fire Station

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
Linda at work in her study

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
The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

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
Brenda Blethyn in character as Vera

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

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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Friday, March 11, 2016
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