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Popular attraction closes its doors today

Georgina Watson runs Farming World in Faversham

03 November 2013

A much-loved family farm that has been running for 25 years is shutting up shop today.

Feeling hungover? What you need's an angel

Sainsbury's is recalling a batch of its Taste the Difference beef burgers amid E. coli concerns. Picture: Thinkstock

02 November 2013

If you've ever woken up with a pounding headache, a spinning head and a craving for junk food... you're not alone.

Store wars

01 November 2013

Tesco to open second shop in city just yards from Waitrose store, to the objection of residents groups.

Fire devastated business rises from the ashes

The devastation after the fire at Faversham Linen Services

01 November 2013

Owners of a laundry firm which was gutted by a blaze this summer have been given planning permission to rebuild on the site.

Councillors get hands dirty... to destroy a parade of shops

Getting ready for the wrecking spree

01 November 2013

When an entire row of shops needed knocking down a group of councillors rolled up their sleeves and indulged in a spot of DIY.

Presenter bestows manufacturing accolade

Cummins Power Generation operations leader Craig Thomas, left, with BBC presenter Steph McGovern and HHP Flowline operator Nik Smirnovs

31 October 2013

Bosses at a Kent firm rubbed shoulders with BBC Breakfast's business reporter.

Private sector employment up

Michael Fallon, Con

31 October 2013

Businesses' share of workers rose in the region, to the delight of the Business Minister.

Cameras save firm thousands

Smart Witness incident camera

31 October 2013

A haulage company has seen a fall in insurance premiums, accidents rates and illegal stowaways since installing recording equipment on its lorries.

Contractor 'removed' after spelling howler

A fine mess! The parking sign is opposite of the correct spelling! Picture: Trevor Youens

31 October 2013

A sign has been taken down and a contractor is no longer working for the council after this spelling howler.

Train journey times could be slashed under plans to build new station

The Thanet Parkway Station could be of a similar scale to the one at Greenhithe

31 October 2013

Plans go on show today for a development which could lead to a new rail station and hundreds of homes.

Farming World will reopen next year

Jack Ayling feeds Gertrude in one of the barns at Farming World

31 October 2013

Much-loved family attraction Farming World will reopen at Easter with new animals, the landowner has vowed after fears it would close for good.

Cheers to that!

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson opens the new water recycling system at Shepherd Neame Brewery

30 October 2013

A multi-million pound water recycling plant has been opened at a Kent brewery by the Environment Secretary - who couldn't refuse a cheeky pint.

Wind farm test plan rejected

A wind turbine

30 October 2013

A small community in the Kent countryside is rejoicing after councillors voted against proposals to see whether the area was suitable for a wind farm.

Free afternoon parking in Sheerness for Christmas shoppers

Free parking is being offered at certain times in the run up to Christmas to boost trade in Sheerness High Street

30 October 2013

Shoppers will be able to park for free at certain times in a Swale council bid to boost Christmas trade.

Dockyard leading light dies at the age of 82

Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt at the Dockyard in 2004

30 October 2013

Supporters of The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, are mourning the passing of former chairman Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt, a leading light in its revival.

Manufacturing boost

Electronic components

30 October 2013

A Japanese firm is set to expand its electronic components production in the county after a major acquisition deal.

Bonfire of the vanities?

Enjoy a spectacular display at Leeds Castle

30 October 2013

A TV 'expert' and high-profile businesswoman has been chosen as the figure of hate to be 'burned at the stake' on Edenbridge's bonfire this weekend.

Sandwich's "exceptional" shop closes

Sandwich clock maker Tim Pettman checks over the clock at Roses Fine Foods with Claire Woods at the bottom of the ladder.

29 October 2013

What has been described as one of the most exceptional shops to open in Sandwich is closing because customers are not using it.

A gem of a deal

Physical transactions have fallen 30% across NatWest branches since 2010

29 October 2013

A jewellers will be advertised for free on Barclays cash machines as part of a new scheme to help local businesses.

Blockbuster goes into administration... again

The Blockbuster branch in Margate closed in 2013

29 October 2013

The DVD and video games chain has blamed poor trading conditions for going bust for the second time this year.

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