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Plan to transform former colliery site

19 April 2018

An ambitious scheme could see colliery which shut in 1987 turned into business and nature site.

Council official's £247,207 pay-off

11 April 2018

An authority has defended its actions after having to pay compensation to a senior official who lost his job.


Feel-good food that feeds the mind, body and spirit

23 February 2018

A cafe and ice cream parlour aims to "revive" customers with food and a retro vibe, while also of music, mentoring and tackling food poverty.

Has your car needed new springs?

05 February 2018

Pothole-riddled roads are causing a huge increase in the number of cars and vans needing replacement springs, say garages.

Karate club plans to take over bank

31 January 2018

A martial arts club has become so popular it is now planning to move into the empty premises of a former town centre bank.

Top Kent chef's tasty tips for the perfect Christmas dinner

18 December 2017

Need a hand in the kitchen this Christmas? One of the county's top chefs gives his top tips for the sweet smell of success on Christmas Day.

She Who Bakes' tips for building a baking empire

11 December 2017

Baking guru Britt Whyatt has published her first book - and it's the one she wishes she'd had when she started out in business.

All aboard for new ferry

30 October 2017

A new ferry taking passengers across from Kent to Essex could set sail from next year, it's been revealed.


Putting the fizz into sparkling wine

23 October 2017

Vineyard owners have found a novel way to put the fizz into their wine: they've installed what they think is the first helter skelter in a winery.

Couple plan to turn former pub into Turkish restaurant

16 October 2017

A Turkish couple are sinking up to £1 million to renovate an old pub to turn it into a "five-star" restaurant.

Cooking up a vegan storm on the pub grub menu

21 August 2017

From farm girl to free-from foods: vegan chef Stephanie Hinton is branching out into the world of pub grub.

Former ballet school pupil launches academy

17 August 2017

A classically-trained ballet dancer is returning to her first love to share her passion for dance with youngsters.

Serving up some summer surprises

26 June 2017

He's under 30 but head chef Joshua Price brings a decade of experience as he serves up some new summer sizzlers at his new kitchen in Kent.

Mexican food from the White House to the County Town

13 March 2017

He’s cooked for the Obamas – now chef Johnny Hernandez is heading up an authentic Mexican restaurant in Kent.

A world first virtual visit to a Kentish hop garden

27 February 2017

Brewer Shepherd Neame has unveiled the world's first virtual reality tour of a hop garden, featuring the "godfather" of UK hop growing.

Potters prepare for their wheel of fortune

06 February 2017

Kent's men of clay prepare for hundreds wanting to get behind the wheel as the Great Pottery Throw Down launches again.

Former MMA professional fighter sets up his own gym

20 January 2017

Fighters who come under the wing of Steve O'Keefe at his new gym are in good hands: he's fought the best - the very best.

A test of nerve: Panic Room business proves a storming success

16 January 2017

A couple who set up fiendish challenges through their Panic Room series are celebrating an extraordinary year of growth.

A second serving of Kent country pub for husband and wife team

09 January 2017

Pub owner and chef Dane Allchorne opens a second foray into the food business with a country pub, The Barrow House.

Third Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant and Bar opens

27 December 2016

Entrepreneur Turrloo Parrett has opened his third Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant and Bar in Kent

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