Rye, one of the south coast's historic Cinque Port towns, has a long and colourful history of smuggling. And this week's restaurant is very much in the local tradition. Nothing about The Ambrette is quite what it seems. Chameleon-like, it hides behind splendid Georgian frontage on one of south-east England's prettiest historic high streets, looking as quaint and genteel as any of the area's myriad tea-shoppes. The name bespeaks generic Frenchified refinement.
Rows and resignations after 'Queen of Shops' turned up in seaside town with TV crew
'If it's possible for a building to convey sensuality – then the Alhambra does it'
Artist Tracey Emin could not hide her delight as she carried the Olympic flame through her home town and said she had been overwhelmed by one of the more surreal experiences of her life.
Turner and the Elements is exhibiting in Margate. It shows perfectly the artist's genius for capturing the power of nature, says Adrian Hamilton
Tracey Emin has long shown a sometimes bittersweet love for her home town of Margate. A keen supporter of the resort's recently opened Turner Contemporary gallery, she is now hooking up with a different group of local artists: the surf-pop gang Two Wounded Birds.
Kent has welcomed visitors since Chaucer's time. Today, it has beach resorts from the kitsch to the chic. Oh, and apples by the barrel load, says James Litston
Folkestone is one of those English seaside towns which, on a nice day, can lift the spirits but, in the drizzle, dampens them. Yes, it has a good-natured, rough-and-ready atmosphere, a working harbour, a sandy beach and a vestigial holiday industry; notably on a genteel, hotel-lined cliff top parade called The Leas. There is even a couple of new additions: a child-pleasing walk-through fountain and a brace of groovy glass-and-steel restaurants.
A glamorous new gallery opens in Tracey Emin's home town today. It could be just what the place needs, reports Jay Merrick
Simon Tait meets the architect with big plans to revive the fortunes of Margate
The Ambrette's take on modern Mumbai dining is just the latest sign of life returning to Margate's seaside strip
Briton wins 10,000m on first day of European Championships as team-mate Thompson celebrates a well-deserved silver
The Evacuation of Dunkirk, which began 70 years ago, was no military miracle. It was a humiliation for British forces, writes Adrian Hamilton, whose father was there
... but their historic white-knuckle rides are being rescued. And just in the nick of time
Here is a timeline of events surrounding Peter Tobin's life of crime:
Childhood holidays by the seaside are the source of some of our most enduring memories.Tracey Emin, Esther Freud, John Burnside, DJ Taylor and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown take a trip down memory lane