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How to look after a real Christmas tree

How to look after a real Christmas tree

If you're thinking of buying a real Christmas tree this weekend, we share some expert advice on how to best take care of it.

12 retro toys making a Christmas comeback

12 retro toys making a Christmas comeback

They're kids toys that even the adults will love. We look at 12 toys from the 70s,80s and 90s which are being re-introduced this Christmas.

Mums invited to Clip n Climb

Mums invited to Clip n Climb

If you're a mum who has always fancied trying out the indoor climbing centres you take the kids to - now's your chance with ladies-only sessions.

Festive knits for all the family

Festive knits for all the family

Christmas jumpers have become a festive must-have. If you've yet to snap up some Christmas clothing, here's our pick for 2019.

Relaxed performance of panto

Relaxed performance of panto

A panto is putting on a 'relaxed performance' amongst its shows to help those with additional needs enjoy some festive fun with their families.

Be Bright and Be Seen as clocks change

Be Bright and Be Seen as clocks change

All you need to know about ensuring the kids are wearing the correct items for darker nights. There's still time to apply for free reflectors too.

Advent calendars for all the family

Advent calendars for all the family

We take a look at the best advent calendars for a Christmas countdown including this year's extremely popular LEGO range for kids.

Claim your free reflective keyrings

Claim your free reflective keyrings

Our Be Bright Be Seen road-safety campain is back with more reflective keyrings to giveaway than ever before.

Roller rink closes

Roller rink closes

A popular family attraction has closed part of its business.

Quality Street pop-up returning

Quality Street pop-up returning

A Quality Street pop-up station is returning to Kent with some exciting new added extras for Kent shoppers.

Footie fan's unique baby announcement

Footie fan's unique baby announcement

A football fan opted for an unusual way to share the news with family and friends that he is to become a dad.

Gnome house attracting big crowds

Gnome house attracting big crowds

A families collection of unusual gnomes is attracting thousands of visitors.

Ticket offer for emergency services and NHS staff

Ticket offer for emergency services and NHS staff

Heavily discounted tickets to a top Kent attraction are on offer to emergency services staff, NHS workers and members of the armed forces.

The Unmumsy Mum announces Kent visit

The Unmumsy Mum announces Kent visit

She entertains her thousands of followers with tales of life with three small boys and now bestselling author The Unsmumsy Mum is coming to Kent.

Good new kids! Haribo sweet shop to open in Kent

Good new kids! Haribo sweet shop to open in Kent

The county's first Haribo sweet store is set to open this autumn at one of Kent's biggest shopping centres

Krispy Kreme coming to shopping centre

Krispy Kreme coming to shopping centre

It's good news for doughnut lovers as popular chain Krispy Kreme announces plans to open another branch in Kent this month.

5 ways to save this summer

5 ways to save this summer

Already wondering how to make the pennies stretch for six weeks? See our top tips for tacking the school holidays sensibly when it comes to spending.

Children sought for special party

Children sought for special party

We're looking for Kent youngsters to send to a glitzy movie-themed party, complete with celebrity guest, and we need your help. Details here.

Summer holiday guide now online

Summer holiday guide now online

Our fantastic 20-page handy guide to the summer holidays in Kent is now available as an e-edition. Learn more here.

Mum prepares for triplets' birth

Mum prepares for triplets' birth

A mum-of-one is expecting to give birth to naturally conceived triplets in just five weeks.

Holiday help for disabled youngsters

Holiday help for disabled youngsters

Outings to Dreamland, the beach and London are among an array of part-funded trips being offered to disabled children and their families this summer.

Do childhood homes get much better than this?

Do childhood homes get much better than this?

A family home has gone on sale in Kent with its own adventure playground, woodland, two tree houses, swimming pool and play room.

Do you know a child going for gold?

Do you know a child going for gold?

Sports coaches, dance schools and music groups are being asked to nominate children for a Going for Gold award.

Win a fantastic family day out

Win a fantastic family day out

To celebrate Father's Day and the arrival of My Dad this week we've some fantastic competitions with dads (and grandads!) in mind.

My Dad to mark Father's Day

My Dad to mark Father's Day

Thousands of children have drawn pictures of their dads for Father's Day which we will be publishing.

My Dad in the Kentish Gazette and Faversham News

My Dad in the Kentish Gazette and Faversham News

Is your child's school taking part in My Dad this year? See our full list of schools involved.

My Dad in the Kent Messenger

My Dad in the Kent Messenger

Hundreds of pupils have sketched pictures of their dads for our My Dad supplements. A full list of Kent Messenger schools taking part is here:

My Dad in Medway

My Dad in Medway

Youngsters at more than 35 Medway schools have drawn pictures of their dad to feature in our colourful supplements.

My Dad in Dover and Deal

My Dad in Dover and Deal

Sixteen schools across Dover and Deal are taking part in this year's My Dad. Find out if your child's school is among those taking part here:

My Dad in Gravesend and Dartford

My Dad in Gravesend and Dartford

More than 20 schools in Gravesend and Dartford have taken part in our special My Dad supplements for Father's Day. Find out which ones here:

My Dad in Folkestone and Hythe

My Dad in Folkestone and Hythe

Did your child draw a picture of their dad for Father's Day? Here are the Folkestone schools taking part:

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