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More help possible for flood-hit businesses

More help possible for flood-hit businesses

12 March 2014

Treasury Minister Danny Alexander says the government will explore whether its Flood Re scheme for householders can be extended to firms.

Suicide fears after council phone rant

Suicide fears after council phone rant

12 March 2014

Police were scrambled to check on a businessman - when he asked a council worker if he should kill himself in a phone rant about planning permission.

New episode for High Street Cinema

New episode for High Street Cinema

11 March 2014

A new tenant is being sought for the upper area of the town's old cinema.

Middle East trip for airport bosses

Middle East trip for airport bosses

11 March 2014

Managers at Lydd Airport are heading to Dubai to tell airlines and tourist operators about their £25m expansion plans.

Full speed ahead for rail boost

Full speed ahead for rail boost

11 March 2014

Rail operator Southeastern is hoping to expand its high-speed services in the east of the county by creating a coastal loop route.

Electronics firm sells up for £11m

Electronics firm sells up for £11m

11 March 2014

A Kent consumer electricals company is selling part of its business to an American group in a deal which will leave it with £3m in the bank.

Attraction sounds out ‘exciting new partnership’

Attraction sounds out ‘exciting new partnership’

11 March 2014

A Kent tourist destination has become the test venue for a new speaker product developed by a global audio giant, whose HQ is moving across the road.

Mafia fears over troubled ferry firm

Mafia fears over troubled ferry firm

11 March 2014

Council officers raised concerns about Italian investors' possible mafia links when it was drawing up a rescue package for debt-ridden Transeuropa.

Row over why shop front can’t be fixed after arson

 Row over why shop front can’t be fixed after arson

10 March 2014

The front of a pet shop damaged in an arson attack 14 months ago has yet to be replaced after it was refused planning permission.

Rate reform calls welcomed

Rate reform calls welcomed

10 March 2014

Company chiefs in the county say "wholesale review" of business rates would be welcomed but admit they do not know what the alternative is.

Apprenticeship pledges roll in

Apprenticeship pledges roll in

10 March 2014

Eight companies have pledged to hire over 50 apprentices as part of the Kick Start Kent campaign, being run by the KM Group.

Apprentice heading to the top

Apprentice heading to the top

10 March 2014

An apprentice from Bean is heading to the top in more ways than one.

Job fair attracts 1,300 job seekers

Job fair attracts 1,300 job seekers

10 March 2014

Charlie Elphicke has branded the job fair, held at Dover Town Hall on Friday as a "massive success."

Firm doubles in size after bank deal

Firm doubles in size after bank deal

10 March 2014

A building services company is expanding its workforce and moving into larger offices in a business park after getting financial support.

Protests at return of live animal exports

Protests at return of live animal exports

10 March 2014

Animal welfare campaigners are protesting at a Kent port this morning where live animals have been exported for the first time in almost a year.

Angry traders help bring swift end to closure trial

Angry traders help bring swift end to closure trial

09 March 2014

Sheerness Town Team has scrapped its controversial trial closure of the high street after a backlash from traders.

Happy birthday, sweet Caroline

Happy birthday, sweet Caroline

09 March 2014

There’s hardly a famous DJ that does not owe part of their success to Radio Caroline - celebrating its 50th birthday and still broadcasting in Kent.

Online poll: Would you pay for perceived bad service at a restaurant?

Online poll: Would you pay for perceived bad service at a restaurant?

09 March 2014

A restaurant owner's lost more than £1,000 after dozens of customers staged a mass walkout amid complaints about slow service and unsatisfactory food.

Cash boost for colliery plans

Cash boost for colliery plans

07 March 2014

Proposals to put a tourist attraction in a former colliery are a step closer after receiving money from a government pot supporting coastal towns.

Bidding to make a difference to city

Bidding to make a difference to city

07 March 2014

A management group is calling on traders to put their money behind a project to improve the standard of the city centre.

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