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Feel the festive spirit this weekend

Brogdale's Christmas event this weekend has plenty of goodies to tempt you Picture: Tony Flashman

29 November 2017

Make merry with markets, miniature railways and magical spectacles with the latest festive events across the county this weekend.

Replica Tardis expected to spark bidding war

The Tardis in all its glory

29 November 2017

A life-sized replica of Doctor Who's Tardis is expected to fetch up to £5,000 when it is auctioned off for charity today.

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Two festive dates of soul and Squeeze

Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook

28 November 2017

Squeeze stars Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and soul singer Mica Paris will play two intimate, festive gigs in December.

Little Mix are coming to Kent

Little Mix

27 November 2017

Chart-topping girl band Little Mix are coming to a town near you - here's how to get tickets.

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The bright lights beckon: Christmas shopping to treasure

Rita Ora switched on the Oxford Street Christmas lights this year with stars including Kent's Matt Terry Picture: David Parry/PA

27 November 2017

Make a day of your Christmas shopping and kick start your festive memories with a trip to London’s Oxford Street, just a train ride away.

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A Kent country life is the life for me, says Paul O'Grady

Paul has many animals at home in Kent Picture: Nicky Johnston/PA

25 November 2017

For the Love of Dogs presenter Paul O'Grady opens up about his life in rural Kent, which includes pigs, sheep, ducks and goats, in his new book.

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Feel some festive spirit

Christmas on the Home Front at Kent Life in Sandling, Maidstone

25 November 2017

Festive spirit is in the air with fetes and fairs across the county this weekend from Home Front experiences to fairs to pick up gifts and goodies.

The story of panto: Oh Yes It Is!

The Oh Yes It Is! pantomime exhibition at The Beaney includes images through the ages, including Ben Roddy as Mrs Smee Picture: Tim Stubbings

24 November 2017

As pantomime season arrives, a new free exhibition celebrates panto through the ages right up to the present day.

Footballer David Seaman to open ice rink with royal links

David Seaman, pictured in his footballing days, will be opening the ice rink at Eastwell Manor with his wife Frankie Poultney, Celebrity Dancing On Ice star Picture: Grant Falvey

24 November 2017

An ice rink being opened by former England and Arsenal footballer David Seaman and his wife, may be reviving a tradition started by Queen Victoria.

Anton takes a turn with kmfm Breakfast

Anotn du Beke with Strictly partner Ruth Langsford in rehearsals this year Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Photos

22 November 2017

Strictly star Anton du Beke will be talking about his favourite moments from the show and his new album with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast.

Churchill's final painting sells for staggering £357k

The painting by Sir Winston Churchill

22 November 2017

Sir Winston Churchill's final piece of artwork, which was painted in the garden of his family home in Kent, has smashed its auction estimate.

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Let there be festive light: Christmas lights across Kent

Christmas lights will be switched on across Kent

22 November 2017

Grab a slice of the festive action and head to a Christmas lights switch-on near you with our guide to ones happening across the county.

Curtain up on panto season starts with Peter Pan

Shaun Williamson as Captain Hook Picture: Paul Amos

22 November 2017

Former EastEnder Shaun Williamson talks Barry's legacy, home in Kent and the serious business of panto, as Peter Pan prepares for curtain up.

From Russia with love: the Folkestone Book Festival

The Folkestone Book Festival heralds the start of Christmas in the Creative Quarter Picture: Gary Browne

22 November 2017

A day discussing all things Russian joins comedy, mindfulness and creative writing at this year's Folkestone Book Festival.

First acts for Ramblin' Man Fair announced

Black Star Riders at last year's fair Picture: Gary Browne

22 November 2017

Organisers of the popular music festival Ramblin' Man Fair have announced the first four acts who will take to the stages next summer.

Bake Off star separates from wife

Paul Hollywood

20 November 2017

Paul Hollywood has announced he has split from his wife Alex for a second time.

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Crows release Christmas charity EP

The Old Country Crows

20 November 2017

The spirit of Christmas will be captured at the launch of a Christmas EP by a Deal and Dover-based group

Strictly pair to dance onto Kent stage

Anton du Beke and professional partner Erin Boag

20 November 2017

Sevenoaks-born Strictly star Anton du Beke may have been voted off this year, but he and Erin Boag will dance for Kent audiences soon.

Review: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Publicity image

19 November 2017

No Hammer Horror-style props as actor James Hyland switches instantly from straight-laced doctor to horribly hunchbacked Mr Hyde.

Local artist's work chosen to appear in top exhibition

Portrait of an Artist by Kate Oleska

18 November 2017

An oil painting by a local artist has been selected from than 1,800 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading oil painters.

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