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Places

Put away your digital devices and get back to nature with a few nights under canvas and the starry night skies this summer

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Kent has a wealth of beautiful gardens to visit and throughout the open garden season you'll find an array of stunning choices. Here's a selection of our favourites

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April 2019

Enjoy a short urban walk rather than a country stroll this month, as we follow the course of the ancient Pent stream

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Try our pick of some of Kent's best boat trips: With everything from a wildlife spotting jaunt down the Stour to a jetboat adventure on the Medway, there's something for everyone

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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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Walks

Enjoy a short urban walk rather than a country stroll this month, as we follow the course of the ancient Pent stream

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Walking through the delightful valley of Elham is an absolute treat. Enter an oasis of peace and quiet with a whole array of shops and pubs in Elham at the end

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Explore the highs of the great British seaside resort on a day trip to Margate

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May 2019
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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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Discover how the East Kent coast has fought off invasion from human and natural forces on this easy walk from Walmer to Deal

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March 2019

Restaurant Reviews

Thursday, June 6, 2019

From Creole-inspired seafood to rustic Italian dishes, Margate is rapidly becoming one of Kent's top places to eat. We've gathered 10 of the best places to eat in the town

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Sarah Sturt reviews the jazz-age twist of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe

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Award-winning chef-patron Dev Biswali on the joys of southern Indian cusine and expanding his Kentish empire

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May 2019

A great location on Folkestone's famous Leas, a dedicated young team and really tasty food awaits at The View Hotel

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April 2019

Brought to life by a family team with strong local connections, The Powell is back where it belongs in the heart of its community

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March 2019

Gardens

Kent has a wealth of beautiful gardens to visit and throughout the open garden season you'll find an array of stunning choices. Here's a selection of our favourites

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April 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019

The gardens at Ladham House combine traditional English garden style with contemporary schemes

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May 2019

It's our 10th year of the Kent Life Garden of the Year Awards and we want to make it an extra special one across all three categories, so start planning your entry now

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Kent Gardens Trust reveals new discoveries about landscape gardener Humphry Repton's influence in Kent in his bicentenary year

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February 2019
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
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People

If you love being active and out in the fresh air, there are plenty of ways you can combine both with helping your community

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Yannick Chastang on parental influence, a youthful calling and his passion for conservation

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Wondering whether to enter this year's competition to find Kent's Best collectors? Take inspiration from 2018 winner Angela Clark

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Wherever you go in Kent you'll find people just like us pounding the streets, parks and waterways. So why are we all running?

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May 2019

Nicola Leverington, aka the Wedding Dress Surgeon, on achieving the perfect fit and her new training courses

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May 2019

Recipes

Monday, November 26, 2018

This traditional Dutch and Belgian apple cake is the perfect way to use up a glut of cooking apples

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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

Interiors

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Thinking of moving to or within Kent? Every month we pick three stunning houses for sale that we're sure you'll love

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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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Tuesday, January 30, 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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Celebrity Interviews

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jamie Cullum will be showcasing songs from his new album at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival - and it's going to be emotional

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Monday, October 22, 2018

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

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November 2018

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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December 2016

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