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Bag a bargain at these top boot fairs

Bag a bargain at these top boot fairs

Find pre-loved deals and vintage treasures at some of the county’s biggest and best boot fairs.

Lakeside coffee venture honours 'king of the carps'

Lakeside coffee venture honours 'king of the carps'

Two pals are to open a new coffee business in a converted horsebox - named in honour of a giant fish which was loved by anglers.

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'The pub was about as lively as the lifeless beer '

'The pub was about as lively as the lifeless beer '

Secret Drinker enters the twilight zone as he heads to the coast in search of a proper seaside pub

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'Spitfire Women' among new Second World War stamps highlighting female roles

'Spitfire Women' among new Second World War stamps highlighting female roles

Royal Mail has unveiled 14 new stamps paying tribute to the women of the Second World War and the vital work they undertook.

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Popular sandwich shop to return after six-month closure

Popular sandwich shop to return after six-month closure

A much-loved sandwich shop is set to return after it closed almost six months ago – although in a new location.

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Popular café shuts after 30 years and will become pizzeria

Popular café shuts after 30 years and will become pizzeria

A restaurant serving “the largest pizza in town” is set to replace a café which has shut after more than 30 years.

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The best pubs to sup an English pint on St George's Day

The best pubs to sup an English pint on St George's Day

Where to raise a glass to our patron saint plus check out Secret Drinker's hidden gem recommendation.

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Co-op to ditch use by dates on some products

Co-op to ditch use by dates on some products

Co-op has become the second food retailer to scrap use by dates on some dairy items it sells in favour of best before dates.

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Secret Drinker's hunt for a good pub in Whitstable

Secret Drinker's hunt for a good pub in Whitstable

Secret Drinker squeezes into lycra for a seaside saunter and meets an all-hands-on-deck hero.

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French food festival coming to Kent over bank holiday

French food festival coming to Kent over bank holiday

A food fair celebrating Normandy cuisine - from cheese and cider to brioche and crepes - is coming to a popular park this Early May Bank Holiday.

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Award-winning restaurant set to shut down

Award-winning restaurant set to shut down

An award-winning restaurant is set to close down amid Covid pressures and staff shortages.

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Queen gets her own Barbie doll for Platinum Jubilee

Queen gets her own Barbie doll for Platinum Jubilee

The Queen has been given her very own Barbie doll, complete with ivory gown, tiara and Buckingham Palace box, to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.

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Georgian-style bistro approved for town centre

Georgian-style bistro approved for town centre

A Georgian-style cafe and wine bar has been approved despite concerns over the number of restaurants already in a town centre.

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Did the chicken wings live up to their 'clucking cushty' promise?

Did the chicken wings live up to their 'clucking cushty' promise?

We review the ninth takeaway in a tiny shopping strip offering 'clucking cushty' chicken wings and shakes.

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Get hands-on at Kent’s leading crafts fair

Get hands-on at Kent’s leading crafts fair

We’re giving away four tickets to the fun-filled Craft in Focus fair at Hever Castle, worth £260.

Afro-Caribbean restaurant opens in former pub

Afro-Caribbean restaurant opens in former pub

A new Afro-Caribbean restaurant has opened in a former town centre pub, serving jerk chicken, curry goat and jollof rice.

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From market trader to restaurateur

From market trader to restaurateur

A woman who ran a market stall with her partner selling traditional Polish dishes for four years has now opened her dream bistro in a town centre.

'They do say don't judge a book by its posh-looking cover...'

'They do say don't judge a book by its posh-looking cover...'

Secret Drinker is in for a shock as he stops for a pint in this posh-looking pub - and is promptly moved on.

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Inn crowned Kent's best pub

Inn crowned Kent's best pub

A pub has been named as Kent's best and is in the running for a top national award.

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Cookie fans book Airbnbs for shop opening as food shed tenants revealed

Cookie fans book Airbnbs for shop opening as food shed tenants revealed

Fans of an Instagram-famous dunkable cookie business have booked Airbnbs to visit its first physical shop as the tenants of a food shed are revealed.

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