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Funeral for ex-Premier League ref

Paul Alcock during his time at The Mall

26 February 2018

A top football official, who also managed a Kent shopping centre, will be remembered by friends and family at a service today.


Fears as funeral directors plan move into street

The funeral directors could open in Magazine Road

26 February 2018

Angry residents have objected after it was revealed bodies could be stored in a converted garage under plans to turn a home into a funeral directors.


New threat to jobs at Toys R Us

The Toys R Us store in Horsted Retail Park, Chatham

23 February 2018

A troubled retail giant is said to be on the brink of going into administration - putting jobs in Kent at risk.


Company celebrates 40 years of trading

Colin Jarvis founded the company.

22 February 2018

Forty years ago Colin Jarvis took a gamble and started his own electrical company from his bungalow.


'Stand up if you're white, male, heterosexual and born before 1975'

Breakthrough Funding chief executive Sue Nelson

22 February 2018

A business owner lit the match on the debate about getting more women into top jobs at a conference on gender leadership.


University staff go out on strike

Protesters at the University of Kent in Canterbury

22 February 2018

Lecturers and university staff are taking strike action today over pensions.


Jobless benefit count up by 600

Every district in Kent recorded rises in those on unemployment benefits

21 February 2018

The number of people on unemployment-related benefits across Kent rocketed last month as festive work ended and more areas adopted universal credit.


Saga hires new chairman

Saga building in Sandgate, near Folkestone

19 February 2018

Over-50s holiday and insurance company Saga has appointed a FTSE 100 financial services veteran to take over from its long-standing chairman.


University tells striking lecturers they won't be paid

The walkouts will begin with five days of strikes on Thursday February 22

19 February 2018

A university has been accused of bullying as it threatens “to withhold 100%” of lecturers’ pay if they take part in industrial action.


Rail link is fast track to jobs

Robertsbridge with the mainline station to the left and the RVR development on the right

16 February 2018

Connecting a heritage railway to the mainline will bring jobs and prosperity, according to a new report.


Debt-ridden school cutting staff

The new Goodwin Academy in Hamilton Road, Deal

16 February 2018

Dozens of jobs are to be lost after "financial mismanagement" led to a school racking up £3 million of debt.


Crooked solicitor and wife ripped off clients

Solicitor at work. Picture: iStock.com

14 February 2018

A disgraced solicitor who conned clients out of thousands along with his estate agent wife is facing jail.

Indian restaurant raided by border forces

The Prince of India, Faversham.

11 February 2018

A restaurant owner faces fines of up to £60,000 after a raid by immigration officers.

Work starts on new Aldi store

An Aldi store could open in Deal by July 2019

10 February 2018

Diggers have moved onto land in a Kent town as construction of an 18,500 sq ft store gets underway.


Soaring owl fly-overs could give uplift to mourners

Kent Owl Academy, based at Kent Life, says owls are increasingly being requested at funerals

10 February 2018

A Kent business has launched a so-called 'funerowl' service to allow mourners to give their loved ones a feathery farewell.


It’s still one team, one dream

Childrensalon chief executive Michele Harriman-Smith

07 February 2018

A retail boss has taken the boutique shop founded by her mother 66 years ago into a global online luxury children’s clothes store.


Mercedes rev up for apprenticeship event

Mercedes will be at the National Apprenticeship Show

07 February 2018

Mercedes Benz will be among the businesses offering careers to young people at a new apprenticeship exhibition.

Small and simple idea proves to be a life-saver

Air Drop Box packages are dropped from a plane by parachute during testing at Headcorn Aerodrome

03 February 2018

Aid packages delivered by parachute have been saving lives in the storm-hit Caribbean after being developed in Kent.


We can share our expertise

Kathryn Seabourne and Tauren Corsinie of ZC Social Media at Dragon Co-working

03 February 2018

A town centre hotel has been transformed with a shared office suite for small businesses.

Catch lecture by top economist

Professor Jagjit Chadha is director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and works at the University of Kent

01 February 2018

A leading economist will give a speech on the state of the UK economy since the Brexit vote.

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