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Shared ownership homes go on sale

The first homes at Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet, went on sale in 2014

02 January 2018

First time buyers can get their foot on the property ladder in a new garden city for as little as £91,000 under shared ownership schemes.

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New parking charges introduced at railway stations

Southeastern has introduced parking charges at Sandwich Railway Station

02 January 2018

Commuters face having to find an extra £700 a year to pay to park after Southeastern has introduced parking charges at more of its railway stations.

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Salon and office plan for car park

An office and beauty salon is proposed

02 January 2018

A beauty salon and office could be built on a car park after a developer ditched plans for a new farm shop.

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Paper merchant suffers losses

Denmaur's head office in Sittingbourne

02 January 2018

One of the UK’s largest independent paper merchants has reported losses after the demise of some large printers and “fierce” price cutting.

Car seller enjoys 'good profitability'

Hidsons' dealership in Northfleet

02 January 2018

A car dealer said consumers appear to have put Brexit concerns behind them after it enjoyed a “steady year of trading”, its latest accounts show.

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London station reopens after major work

London Bridge has been transformed by Network Rail as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. Picture: Network Rail

02 January 2018

Trains will resume calling at London Bridge station for the first time in more than a year following a major transformation.

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Train passengers hit by fare rise

Passengers will have to pay more to travel by train. Library image.

02 January 2018

The county's rail passengers are being hit with a hike in the price of tickets from today.

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Hidden Hever set to be revealed

Hever Castle

31 December 2017

Hever Castle is to reveal parts of the castle not usually seen - including some behind a secret panel, when it opens for spring.

Big-name stores to open on retail park

31 December 2017

Two new superstores are set to open on an out-of-town retail park - much to the dismay of high street traders.

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Political review of the year

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May

30 December 2017

It's been an extraordinary 12 months in the world of politics by anyone's standards. We take a look at the impact it had on Kent.

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Anger over plans for homes by railway

Developers are proposing 14 homes

29 December 2017

Controversial plans for new homes next to a railway line have been criticised by neighbours.

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Primark to be turned into bar and flats

Former Margate high street Primark will be turned into flats and more

29 December 2017

Plans to turn a Primark building into flats, a bar, offices and more have been approved by the council.

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Garden centre to be demolished

The Wyevale garden centre

28 December 2017

Staff at a popular garden centre have been told when the business is to close to make way for a new multimillion-pound junction.

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Pub saved from closure scoops national prize

Supporters to turn The Harrow Pub into a community pub gather outside the premises.

28 December 2017

A plucky band of villagers who saved their local pub from closure have been recognised for their efforts with a national award.

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Shock plan for 11,000 homes

Homeowners in new housing estates in Kent often have to pay 'estate charges' on top of their council tax bills

28 December 2017

A developer is seeking permission to build thousands of homes, a school, medical facilities and a sports area on farmland.

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Park and ride plan revealed

Park and ride is used in Canterbury and Maidstone

27 December 2017

Controversial plans to open a park and ride for commuters and shoppers have been branded a "joke" by a town's mayor.

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Shoppers queue at 2am for sale

Shoppers started queuing at 2am

26 December 2017

Keen customers at one shopping centre started queuing as early as 2am for the sales, with more than 300 waiting by 6am.

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Hotel complex design ‘best since Marlowe’

How the 100-bed hotel might look

23 December 2017

Radical plans for an eye-catching 100-bed hotel have been revealed within a £25 million complex.

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Firm closes after a century's trading

A.T. Blackman in Dover, closing today

22 December 2017

One of a Kent town's oldest businesses, set up just after the First World War, shuts down today.

Palm oil firm confirms takeover

A palm oil plantation in Indonesia. Picture: Wiki Commons

22 December 2017

A palm oil producer with plantations across Indonesia has completed the takeover 8,240 hectares in a deal initially worth $40 million.

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