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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dramatic landscapes, grand castles and historic locations have made Kent the perfect setting for many iconic films and TV programme. Here are 21 different movies and television programmes that made use of the Garden of England

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Once an RAF fighter base and now a vibrant new community that just keeps on growing, let’s take a look at what Kings Hill has to offer

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April 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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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Monday, April 10, 2017

With a rich riverside heritage, family attractions, a famous shopping centre and a new community under construction at Ebbsfleet, this area of north Kent is well worth a second look. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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April 2017

Still best known as our ‘frontline town’ due to its role during the war, Dover overlooks the narrowest part of the English Channel, while its delightful neighbour St Margaret’s was a favourite haunt of Bond author Ian Fleming

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April 2017

Walks

Monday, March 13, 2017

Striding out across the North Kent marshes with a Labrador in tow provides clarity of mind and a daily dose of exercise for one of the county’s most successful businessmen. Pictures courtesy of: Visit Kent

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March 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Christopher Marlowe is best remembered for his heady lifestyle – a mix of scandal, religion and espionage. This walk through Canterbury will allow you to see the history behind this fascinating character

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Drink in the sight and smell of our native blooms on one of these wonderful wildflower walks

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March 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017

Take it easy with one of our winter walks or trips to the seaside

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wateringbury’s history stretches back to the pre-Christian Saxons. Nowadays you can walk along the delightful riverbank discovering the pleasures of the early spring wildflowers

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Restaurant Reviews

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nothing beats a burger to curb those hunger pangs! We pick some of the best spots to enjoy a burger in Canterbury

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Monday, April 3, 2017

A plethora of crystals and crushed velvet greeted Kent Life on an overnight stay at The Who’d a Thought It? inn just outside Maidstone. Pictures by Manu Palomeque

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April 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017

Although not actually an island anymore, the Isle of Thanet has its own identity as Kent’s newfound fashionable place to be. These 9 cafés in Thanet will have you reaching for your phone to take Instagram snaps of your breakfast

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Transport yourself back to that glorious summer holiday as you taste the sunshine and flavours of Italy in every lovingly prepared mouthful at La Cantina di Tenterden.

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March 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017

Winner of the Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Chef of the Year 2016, dining at the Michelin-starred restaurant of chef patron Graham Garrett is a treat to be savoured

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February 2017

Gardens

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

You can’t fail to come under the spell of the gardens at Scotney Castle, especially in spring when the scene is of wisteria draped arches and swathes of rhododendrons clad in bloom

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April 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mark Lane on health, happiness and horticulture and becoming the UK’s first wheelchair garden designer. Pictures courtesy of the BBC

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April 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017

Kent has a wealth of glorious gardens and here we select some of the very best to visit this seasons

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Create a cutting garden and you’ll have vases brimming with beauty in the house and plenty to give as gifts

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March 2017

Green fingers at the ready - the Kent Life Garden of the Year Awards are back! We are looking for the best community gardning projects, school gardens and amateur gardens in Kent - and we want to hear from you

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March 2017
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People

Kent is blessed with enterprising businesswomen. Kent Life spoke to four about their motivation, ambition and achievements in a tough marketplace

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April 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mark Lane on health, happiness and horticulture and becoming the UK’s first wheelchair garden designer. Pictures courtesy of the BBC

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April 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017

With the digital revolution comes a need for protection. Devices can be infected with viruses even when turned off! Here we find out how to protect your smart home with smart security

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Friday, April 7, 2017

These four tips should be considered when protecting your personal and business assets and avoiding unnecessary costs

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Two sisters from Kent are on a mission to help young people cope with physical and mental disabilities via the healing power of their equine pets

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April 2017

Recipes

Monday, April 10, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One whips up a special weekend brunch treat. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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April 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One suggests you treat your Mum to a home-cooked pudding on Mothering Sunday. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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March 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017

The chef-patron of award winning restaurant Chapter One delivers a succulent trifle to ease you through the frost of February

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February 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Andy McLeish shares his recipe for crispy pork belly with root vegetables

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January 2017
Friday, December 16, 2016

Rosemary Shrager Cookery School in Tunbridge Wells shows readers how they can make a fabulous festive feast at home

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December 2016

Interiors

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sue Gates believes in living in the moment and encourages her family to engage their senses and appreciate the beauty around them – starting at home. Words by: Rachael Hale. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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February 2017
Monday, December 5, 2016

These festive place settings are easy to make and are sure to be a talking point with your guests

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December 2016
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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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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