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Places

It’s our county’s most popular tourist attraction and has our largest student population. Let’s take a look at the busy little city of Canterbury

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December 2018

On the banks of the Medway and boasting great shopping, dining and cultural attractions, our county town is great to visit at any time of year

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December 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018

In the final month of the 50th Anniversary of the Kent Downs AONB and 40th of the North Downs Way, we’ve chosen 25 places to visit and enjoy in the Kent Downs this winter

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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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Walks

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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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Enjoy a delicious lunch after one of these countryside strolls. Kent Life suggests five great pub walks in Kent

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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

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

Now under new ownership, The George and Dragon in Sandwich is already standing out as a future star, with passion, drive and talent in abundance in the kitchen

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June 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

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

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December 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
Monday, December 10, 2018

Kent Life looks at the contribution ellenor makes to patient care at Christmas, in the hospice and through its community palliative care teams

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December 2018

Celebrating the centenary of women being allowed to vote in a UK General Election, we look at leading Kent ladies, then and now

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Nothing beats a unique, hand-picked present from one of Kent’s superb galleries, spciality shops and gift stores. Here are just a few to whet your festive apppetite

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December 2018

Recipes

Yesterday, 10:20

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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