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Planning wrangle delays new school

An artists' impression of the Maidstone School of Science and Technology

13 October 2017

A town council will not have the final say on whether a proposed school catering for 1,200 children is given the green light.


Supermarket giant pulls store plans

Asda has pulled out of the Sheppey supermarket plan

12 October 2017

Asda has pulled out of plans to build a new supermarket on the edge of a housing estate.


Plans to reopen airport 'unlawful'

The last KLM passenger flight leaving Manston airport in 2014. Picture: Tony Flashman

12 October 2017

Plans to reopen an airport could be thrown out by the government because of a miscalculation over cargo flights, lawyers have claimed.


Target date set to open restaurant

What Tacos Locos in Sittingbourne High Street could look like.

12 October 2017

Food lovers are eagerly awaiting a new place to enjoy Mexican cuisine, which is set to open soon.

New name emerges for resort

Developers hope the resort will be open - without the Paramount branding - in 2023

12 October 2017

New supporters of a £3.2 billion theme park in Kent will be revealed before the end of the year, bosses have said, as a new name for the site emerges.


Part of the city's fabric for three centuries

12 October 2017

Since 1717 the Kentish Gazette has stood side by side with the people, to become one of the country's oldest surviving publications. Here's its story.

Kent's newest Aldi store opens

12 October 2017

An Olympic silver medallist helped launch the newest branch of a discount supermarket today.


Fancy making a living from witchcraft?

Caroline Hardinges is offering apprenticeships in witchery

12 October 2017

A Kent woman has launched a scheme to help people become real-life sorcerers.


Marks & Spencer plans big new store

Marks and Spencer is set to open another store

11 October 2017

Marks & Spencer is to open a major new store after Waitrose pulled out of a development.


Jobs on offer at new store

BHS closed in 2016

11 October 2017

A new value fashion chain is set to open in a former BHS store and it is looking for staff.

Barns at popular park may be made into holiday lets

Aerial view of the site. Pic: Planning application

11 October 2017

Plans to convert former farm barns into holiday lets at a popular Kent attraction are expected to be approved.


Name Wetherspoons pub

Wetherspoons will reopen The Railway in Rainham. Picture: Andy Payton.

11 October 2017

Bar chain JD Wetherspoons is asking potential punters to choose the name of its latest pub.


Foreign truckers face huge fines for sleeping in cabs

Lorries illegally parked on Ashford industrial estates Orbital Park, Ashford

11 October 2017

Fines dished out to foreign lorry drivers for sleeping in their cabs by the roadside could soar to £3,000 under government plans.


'Deputy PM' admits Britain would be better in EU

Ashford MP Damian Green

11 October 2017

A Kent MP and top aide to the Prime Minister has admitted Britain would be better off staying in the European Union.


Former betting shop to be pizza and tapas takeaway

Thambiah Senthan is opening a takeaway in the former Starbets Gamin'

11 October 2017

A former betting shop is to be transformed into a takeaway - and managers hope to open the new venture before Christmas.

New funding bid for town centre

An artist's impression of the planned new Market Square. Picture courtesy of Hartwell Architects

11 October 2017

A business group is trying again to get a grant to provide a new-look square.


Profits grow at Chartway

A Chartway Group development at Millside in East Malling

11 October 2017

A privately-owned housebuilder has produced another rock solid set of annual results as it increased its amount of private developments.

Homesense store to create 25 jobs

The Homesense store near Tunbridge Wells

11 October 2017

A discount homeware shop will open inside a TK Maxx store before the end of the month.

Dreamland to exit administration

Dreamland is coming out of administration

10 October 2017

A bumper summer in which more than half a million people visited a Kent amusement park has helped save it from possible closure.


Firm poised to take on key Kent health contract

The move comes at a time of cutbacks. Picture: Getty Images/Hemera

10 October 2017

A firm is poised to take over a contract - worth nearly a million pounds - to provide support for GP-led health groups in the county.

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