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Places

Nicknamed 'The Bubble', we take a look at a place famous for oysters, pristine pebble beaches and stunning sunsets. Whitstable really is one of kind

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Our county town has always had a lot to offer, blending a riverside setting and important history with a modern town centre and an expanding population

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Smallhythe Place is celebrating a triple milestone this summer with a special exhibition and live performances

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Friday, June 28, 2019

From an underground, shell-covered cave to one of the world's smallest theatres, Margate has so much to see and do. We have gathered some great things to do when you visit

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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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Walks

Monday, June 24, 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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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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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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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

Gardens

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

Kent Life celebrates the local charities offering safe homes to abused or unwanted animals in the county

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex serving the residents of Kent

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Take a step back in time to the good old days with these vintage videos from around Kent

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The men who fought in the Battle of Britain included civilians who joined the RAF as reservists. Here are the stories of four brave Kent men

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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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Recipes

Monday, July 1, 2019

Recipe shared by Graham Garett, chef/patron of The West House Restaurant with Rooms in Biddenden

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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

Interiors

Friday, July 5, 2019

Kent Life has teamed up with Libra to give two lucky readers the chance to win a £500 voucher to spend at Libra, Fenwick Canterbury

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Monday, July 1, 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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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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