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Places

The season of romance is in the air and with fairytale castles, literary tales and iconic White Cliffs, where better to pop the question than in the Garden of England? Here are 10 of Kent’s perfect places to propose

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The oldest market town in Kent, Faversham is a perfect blend of pretty scenery, fascinating history and modern convenience

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January 2019

With high-speed rail links, a rejuvenated high street and £590m worth of investment in new developments, Ashford’s expansion continues

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January 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019

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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This scenic small town is regularly voted one of the best places to live in the country. Here’s why

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January 2019

Walks

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Enjoy a delicious lunch or a few cosy drinks after one of these countryside strolls. Here are five great pub walks in Kent

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Monday, December 3, 2018

This walk is the best way to take in the majestic beauty of the Weald of Kent, linking the North Downs Way at Trottiscliffe with the South Downs Way near to Eastbourne

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Counteract all that festive over-indulgence with a winter walk through National Trust-owned Kentish countryside

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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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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

Restaurant Reviews

Winner of Kent Life’s Restaurant of the Year 2018, family run The West House in Biddenden has now extended its charms with the addition of four guest rooms

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January 2019

Enjoy a rural break at this converted farm, today an award-winning restaurant with characterful rooms

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December 2018
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

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

This rural retreat in a converted Victorian granary provides an organic and holistic spa service that’s all about ageing well

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January 2019

This month, the National Trust is encouraging us all to embrace the wintery weather conditions and get out of doors, whatever the forecast may say

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January 2019

Whether it’s in our professional or personal lives, sometimes we could all do with a little direction and clarity. Meet four inspirational life coaches

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January 2019

Catherine’s subject matter is a very personal response to her surroundings

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December 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Anthony Fleck on swapping fruit farming for geese and turkeys and how the tradition of eating goose at Christmas is returning

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December 2018

Recipes

Monday, December 17, 2018

We have selected five festive fizz cocktails from Stuart Ovenden’s The Orchard Cook Book

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Andy has a confession: he loves the side dishes almost more than he loves the roast turkey. Here are three of his all-time favourites

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December 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018

Andy McLeish of Chapter One shares his all-time favourite Christmas dinner sides

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December 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018

Andy McLeish of Chapter One shares his all-time favourite Christmas dinner sides

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December 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018

Andy McLeish of Chapter One shares his all-time favourite Christmas dinner sides

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December 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

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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