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Action! First films shown at new cinema

Council representatives and staff at the new cinema

09 March 2018

A town's new multiplex has started screening films following its grand opening.


Tasting the difference for 20 years

Long serving staff celebrated with a slice of cake

09 March 2018

Long serving staff members at a Sainsbury's in Kent celebrate the store's 20th anniversary.

Medway Council defends decision to ban drinks at concerts

The crowds at Rochester Castle last year. Credit: Steve Crispe

09 March 2018

People have taken to social media to share their anger at the decision to ban alcohol from this year's Castle Concerts.


Model train centre plan hits the buffers

The former engine sheds

09 March 2018

Ambitious plans to open a model train centre have been dealt a blow after bosses missed out on £10m to buy the land it was due to be built on.


Developers of Gibraltar Farm ask for more time

The land in Ham Lane.

09 March 2018

A dispute over land ownership has slowed down the development of 450 homes.


Popular chippie up for sale

The chippie is adjacent to the Greenhill roundabout in Poplar Drive

08 March 2018

A fish and chip shop that has been open for more than 20 years has been put on the market.

High street butcher closes after sales slump

Paul Rook, owner of Paul's of Whitstable

08 March 2018

An independent butcher is closing permanently today - the latest victim of a loss in town centre trade.


From Kent to Gatwick in 25 minutes...

High-speed trains would run on the new line

08 March 2018

Kent train passengers could get to Gatwick airport in just 25 minutes under plans for a new £10bn rail link dubbed the ‘M25 for high speed trains'.


Look out for a big weekend for free

Chatham Historic Dockyard is taking part

08 March 2018

The chance to win free tickets to see some of the county's top attractions is on offer with the Kent Big Weekend - but there's not long left.

Car dealer's apprenticeship drive

Lookers apprentice technician Chelsea Bayley

08 March 2018

Motor retailer Lookers is aiming to hire more than 160 apprentices.

Big screen action begins

Inside the new Dover Cineworld. Picture courtesy of Cineworld

07 March 2018

A town's first multilplex cinema opens this week.


New Look announces store closure plans

The New Look store at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre

07 March 2018

Troubled fashion chain New Look has announced proposals to potentially close 60 of its stores, including two in Kent, with the loss of 980 jobs.

Seafront hall future under scrutiny

West Cliff Hall. Pic: Thanet District Council

07 March 2018

A call from the council for interest in developing a seafront hall has been met by dismay by a charity looking to transform the site.


Humble starts leads to business success

From left,Leyla Ramada, Lisa Bacon, Charmaine Mensah and Elliott Reid

07 March 2018

A businessman credits being thrown out of home with leading to his success in the health industry.

Closing down sale at Toys R Us

The Toys R Us store in Horsted Retail Park, Chatham

07 March 2018

Shoppers have until Sunday to use gift cards, exchange products and settle accounts with Toys R Us as a Kent store prepares to close down.


Apprentice scoops national prize

On a teambuilding day at GoApe, from left, Walker Construction apprentices Finley Beadle, Matt Ryan, Luke Chapman, Tom Waklin, southern construction director Martin Watts, site manager Alex Goble, project manager Stuart Caldwell and apprentice Alex Cooke

07 March 2018

A groundworks and construction apprentice has picked up a national award.

Vaping shop manager stole £9,000

George Austin stole £9,000

07 March 2018

The manager of a vaping shop has narrowly avoided jail after stealing almost £9,000 - and then blaming bank staff for the missing money.


Private ambulance patients late to appointments

G4S patient transport services

07 March 2018

The contractor that runs Kent's non-emergency ambulance service says it aims to improve after almost a third of patients were late for appointments.


Homes plans on show at business site

An artist's impression of the plans for 28 homes in Nonington

07 March 2018

More than 100 people came to a public exhibition on plans to build 28 houses on the site of a cladding firm in a rural village.

Lidl store bid defeated - by one vote

The proposed new Lidl store

06 March 2018

Contentious plans to build a new Lidl store have been narrowly rejected by councillors.

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