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It's finger-licking good for gran Rita

Rita Frost has turned 60. Picture: Solent News

27 September 2017

A gran who has worked at KFC for almost four decades and served over six million pieces of chicken is celebrating her 60th birthday at the chain.


'Inadequate' care home closing down

White Lodge care home was rated 'good' in all categories last October

27 September 2017

A couple say they have been forced out of business by a watchdog because of some paperwork was not up to standard.


Recycling boss fined over 'mattress mountain'

The 'mountain' of mattresses at the site. Credit: Environment Agency

26 September 2017

A recycling site boss has been fined a further £15,000 after failing to clear a huge mountain of illegally dumped mattresses.


Record intake for accountancy apprenticeship

Kreston Reeves has hired a record 32 students and trainees

26 September 2017

A financial advisor has hired a record number of trainees after becoming one of three UK firms to offer new apprenticeships in the profession.

Street interviewers earn company award

Market Research Society chief executive Jane Frost presents the award to Facts International's field director Adam Wyles

26 September 2017

A market research company has won an award for face-to-face studies on Britain's railways.

Developers accuse green campaigner of hypocrisy

Green campaigner Emily Shirley

25 September 2017

The man behind a huge housing development has accused a green campaigner who opposed the scheme of hypocrisy after learning she runs a freight firm.


Two care homes with poor CQC ratings to shut down

Ashbury Court will be closing down

22 September 2017

Two care homes, rated inadequate and requires improvement from CQC, are to close.


Uber drivers could be 'out of work'

Uber has not been popular among taxi firms

22 September 2017

Uber drivers in Kent are under threat after Transport for London said it would revoke the company’s licence to operate cabs by the end of the month.


Subway is next big name for trade park

A new Subway restaurant has opened at SPAR convenience store on Silverweed Road, Chatham.

20 September 2017

A wave of new investment is bringing new businesses to an £8m trade park.

Southern Water worst in country for complaints

The water company serves most parts of Kent. Picture: Simon Hildrew

20 September 2017

A water company, which serves parts of Kent, has been told to improve the way it handles complaints.


Gin-maker to tell story

Copper Rivet Distillery co-founder Matthew Russell

18 September 2017

The co-founder of a family-run distillery will be the headline speaker of a business exhibition.

Possible reprieve for closure-threatened legion club

The Royal British Legion club, Market Street, Deal

15 September 2017

A Royal British Legion club could be saved from closure after a potential investor and business professional stepped forward.

Trainer nominated in black business awards

Elliot John Reid has been nominated as a rising star at the Black British Business Awards

14 September 2017

A personal trainer and osteopath said he's “greatly moved and inspired” after being shortlisted as a rising star at the Black British Business Awards.


Transport links attract bosses to county

Connections to London and Europe was the top reason businesses think Kent is a good place to work

14 September 2017

Nearly half of bosses think Kent’s popularity as a place to do business will improve over the next five years, according to a new study.

Gravedigger scoops 'Death Oscar'

Martin House won the Gravedigger of the Year award.

14 September 2017

A gravedigger has scooped a prestigious award at this year’s annual national Good Funeral Awards - known as the “Death Oscars”.


Young and old jobless grow

Fewer people are on the dole in Kent

13 September 2017

The number of people on unemployment benefits in Kent remained just below 19,000 last month but the figures for older and younger claimants increased.


Fraud probe Gills vice-chairman vetted by league

Andy Frampton, vice-chairman Michael Anderson and Adam Barrett when Gillingham were crowned champions of League 2 in 2013

12 September 2017

The ex-vice-chairman of Gillingham FC, who stepped down after allegations of fraud in the US, was approved by league officials in the past year.

Four months’ hard work to earn £140

Raul is hoping for more regular work so he can help out his fiancee at home

10 September 2017

In an exclusive interview, reporter Matthew Jackson reveals the challenging life of a migrant worker in Kent.


Thundering launch for container offices

The Innovation Studios have been built on a plot of land next to Rochester Bridge. Picture: Gary Browne

08 September 2017

The official opening of a new £1 million home for businesses on top of shipping containers was interrupted by the sound of trains rumbling overhead.


New college open for business

Chloe Day, 17, and Talia Scaysbrook, 16, signing up for business studies and Shinnai Gayle for a beauty course

08 September 2017

Students have started enrolling on courses as a new college finally opened this week - but the project has not been without its challenges.

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