A stylish comeback
For centuries a favourite with artists and writers, there’s much more to Margate than wonderful beaches and beautiful skies...
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All that glitters
Historic glass sparkles like diamonds and its beautiful imperfections can pack your period home with personality. If you’ve got it, read on to discover ways of keeping it healthy and the best mothods for coaxing damaged areas back to life...
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Buildings in distress
The amenity societies are feisty pressure groups, led by polemical idealists who fight to protect ancient buildings from destruction by land-hungry developers...
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Creative Kent
Kent is simply bursting with creative talent, but what is it about the county that inspires our artists? Kent Life went out to meet some of our leading local talents and find out...
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Focus on Foundations
Cracks and crevices in the walls of old houses are as natural as the patina on antique furniture, and usually signify nothing more sinister than age and experience...
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It can pay to get hammered
If gushing estate agents and languid lawyers make you want to scream, buying a property at auction could be the quick decisive option you’ve dreamed of...
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Literary Surrey
Has living in Surrey inspired you to write a novel? Our county has more than its share of highly successful authors and we tracked down six of them...
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Signs of The Times
Having a plaque on your wall commemorating a famous previous resident can add value and individuality to your home and bring alive a real sense of history...
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Tracing your home’s history
Do you ever think about the people who loved your period house when the bricks were fresh from the kiln and the floorboards barely settled?...
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Bookshops in Kent
Kent is packed with great bookshops, so we’ve highlighted four at key locations and given a summing up of their stock and services, as well outlining details of many more. ...
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Cranbrook and Hawkhurst
Known as the ‘Capital of the Weald’, Cranbrook has always been a fiercely independent, interesting town that’s thrived throughout the centuries, while smaller Hawkhurste...
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Saluting our unsung heroines
Part of ‘Your Life’ pullout supplement, back page article...
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The Medway Towns
The area surrounding the mouth of the Medway is steeped in history, from Roman Rochester’s majestic cathedral and castle, to Chatham’s Historic Dockyard ...
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Through the Keyhole
Would you like to stay in the house built by one of the most prolific, influential and controversial architects of the 19th century? ...
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Tunbridge Wells
This is a town of steep hills and splendid buildings, recently voted to be Britain’s third favourite place to live...
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