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Harbour shops could be open for winter

Renovation work at Folkestone Harbour Station

08 October 2017

The long-awaited redevelopment of a town seafront is gathering pace with food and drink outlets expected to open within months.


Kent's vineyards harvest crops

06 October 2017

The county's chalky soil is similar to the champagne regions of France, says a local producer keen to expand production.


Pensioner comes up with his own plan for £100m road scheme

Transport expert Peter MacDonald, 76, from Minster has come up with his own plans for the £100 million revamp of Stockbury roundabout on the A249

06 October 2017

A retired traffic expert aged 76 has redesigned an important junction on the M2 in Kent after a council rejected official plans.


Recycling centres take over

Staff from Medway Norse with the new household waste recycling centre vehicle.

06 October 2017

A facilities management company has taken on three household waste recycling centres.

Hotels sold in multi-million pound property deal

Bridgewood Manor Hotel.

06 October 2017

Two luxury Kent hotels have been sold as part of a multi-million pound property deal.


Ex-BrewDog boss heads to Chapel Down

Gareth Bath will be managing director of beer at Chapel Down

06 October 2017

A winemaker has hired a former director at Scottish craft ale company BrewDog to head up its beer operations as it prepares to launch a new brewery.

‘Lawyers deserve a battering’

Outset Group chief executive Jonathan Gauton

06 October 2017

A law firm boss has called for reform in his profession, claiming it is too slow and expensive.

Google pops in to give residents digital advice

Google is offering advice to businesses and residents to develop their digital skills

06 October 2017

Businesses and residents will be involved in workshops led by Google staff to boost their digital skills to boost business.

Kent's Apprentice hopeful: 'I wanted to win'

05 October 2017

Kent's Apprentice contestant Danny Grant has spoken about his early exit from the show, and the surreal experience of watching himself on television.


Charity warns of cuts to services

Services could be cut at Age UK’s Faversham and Sittingbourne branches

05 October 2017

Bosses at a charity for older people say jobs could be at risk as a result of falling donations.


Business rate changes 'penalise investment'

Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame

05 October 2017

A brewery boss described Britain’s tourism and hospitality sector as the most taxed in the world after a string of measures upped costs on his firm.

Fewer vacancies as apprenticeship levy bites

East Kent College and Canterbury College principal Graham Razey

05 October 2017

Fewer young people are taking apprenticeships because big employers are opting to train their present staff instead, official figures indicate.

Kent's biggest office in 20 years nears completion

The new building is at the Dover Place car park

05 October 2017

Construction of the biggest office block seen in the county for two decades is almost complete.


Extra cash announced for garden town

An artist's impression of how the finished Otterpool Park will look at ground level

04 October 2017

More money to develop plans for the latest garden town in Kent has been announced by the government today.

Wind firm blows investments as it falls into administration

A wind turbine designed by X-Wind Power

04 October 2017

A wind energy company is in administration four years after moving to Kent and later receiving a £1m council loan as it promised to create 100 jobs.

Kent footy player feels the heat from Lord Sugar

BBC/ Jim Marks

04 October 2017

A football player had more attention from Lord Sugar than he wanted when he "starred" in The Apprentice last night. Spoiler alert.


Domino's opens its doors

A new branch of Domino's opens today

04 October 2017

Here's where a new branch of the popular pizza chain has opened, creating 25 jobs.


Cinema plans revealed for town

The cinema will be based at Marsh Academy in New Romney, it has been revealed

03 October 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Plans for a 60-seat cinema have been revealed with the location announced and details unveiled for the first time.

McDonald's launches delivery service

McDonalds in Canterbury.

03 October 2017

A busy McDonald's restaurant will this week start delivering to homes for the first time.


Hunt for firms to save leisure centre

Picture: Andrew Perry

03 October 2017

Bids are being invited to restore a former leisure centre to its former glory after it was gutted by a devastating fire.

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