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Estate agent profits affected by 'uncertainty' in housing sector

Ward and Partners, owned by Arun Estates, has about 40 branches in Kent

20 February 2018

The company behind one of Kent's most prominent estate agents reported a "satisfactory" year despite a fall in profits in a "difficult market".

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Michelin-listed pub for sale

Jo and Patrick Coevoet are the owners of The Red Lion Pub in Milstead

20 February 2018

An 18th century pub and restaurant has gone on the market after 13 years with its present owners.

Curry house up for top restaurant gong

The Rajdani has been shortlisted in the Asian Restaurant Awards.

19 February 2018

A popular Kent restaurant which took home a prestigious award last year is now up for another prize.

Saga hires new chairman

Saga building in Sandgate, near Folkestone

19 February 2018

Over-50s holiday and insurance company Saga has appointed a FTSE 100 financial services veteran to take over from its long-standing chairman.

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South Quay makeover inspired by Shoreditch

Boxpark in Shoreditch (image: Jason Paris)

19 February 2018

A town's harbour board has revealed a half-a-million pound budget for the refurbishment of a historic building.

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Bin lorry cameras an 'invasion of privacy’

Serco bin trucks will be fitted with cameras

19 February 2018

Staff say plans to put 360-degree cameras on bin lorries have left morale at an all-time low.

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University tells striking lecturers they won't be paid

The walkouts will begin with five days of strikes on Thursday February 22

19 February 2018

A university has been accused of bullying as it threatens “to withhold 100%” of lecturers’ pay if they take part in industrial action.

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Chickens finger lickin' gone

KFC at Sandgate Road, Folkestone, not yet listed as reopened

18 February 2018

Only six Kent KFCs remain open as the company's new suppliers suffer "teething problems".

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Single mum signs deal with Tesco to sell her fruit crisps

Nimisha Raja with some of her fruit crisps

18 February 2018

A single mother who dreamed of creating healthy snacks for children has just clinched a deal to sell her fruit crisps at Tesco.

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Rail link is fast track to jobs

Robertsbridge with the mainline station to the left and the RVR development on the right

16 February 2018

Connecting a heritage railway to the mainline will bring jobs and prosperity, according to a new report.

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Ryanair 'interest' in budget flights from Manston

Manston airport

16 February 2018

Budget airline Ryanair is in talks about running flights from Manston should it relaunch as an airport, the firm behind the bid says.

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Debt-ridden school cutting staff

The new Goodwin Academy in Hamilton Road, Deal

16 February 2018

Dozens of jobs are to be lost after "financial mismanagement" led to a school racking up £3 million of debt.

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Councils failing to meet housing targets

The number of houses each local authority has completed has been revealed. Picture: Chris Davey

16 February 2018

Not enough homes are being built in several areas of Kent, according to the latest figures.

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Leas Lift revamp to cost £500,000

The Leas Lift - put at 'half track' to symbolise closure

16 February 2018

A historic Kent attraction will not re-open this summer after it emerged it will take substantial funds to bring it back to its former glory.

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Vicky and Katy hoping to clean up on awards night

Vicky and Katy Ludlow at Sebias Cleaning Services in White Avenue, Northfleet

16 February 2018

A family-run cleaning company which has gone from pounding pavements to scrubbing offices across Kent and London is up for an award.

Former MP to star in new TV show

Ann Widdecombe

15 February 2018

Ann Widdecombe is set to join a host of famous faces on a new programme putting the spotlight on rogue companies and red tape.

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End of an era for 40-year-old cafe

The Klondyke Industrial site

15 February 2018

A popular cafe in the middle of a battle for a marina is being pulled down to make way for 1,000 houses.

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Kent sweet shop creates a 'world's first'

15 February 2018

A confectionery shop is giving customers the chance to record an audio message as part of a sweet-toothed gift set.

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Crooked solicitor and wife ripped off clients

Solicitor at work. Picture: iStock.com

14 February 2018

A disgraced solicitor who conned clients out of thousands along with his estate agent wife is facing jail.

Highways England to hold second consultation on A2 expansion

Highways England are holding a second public consultation about expanding the Bean junction on the A2. Picture provided by google maps.

14 February 2018

The Government agency will be holding the survey on the purposed expansion of the Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions on the A2.

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