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College merger paves way for boost in technical education

Canterbury College is now part of the EKC Group

01 February 2018

Two Kent colleges have joined forces to create better skills training and opportunities for young people.


Super club faces fan backlash after promoter sacked

Gallery nightclub in Bank Street

01 February 2018

A town centre's only super club came under fire from fans after it announced the sacking of a well-known club promoter on Facebook.

Post Office to open new Clock Tower premises


31 January 2018

Bosses are to open a new seven-day-a-week Post Office in a corner shop just yards from an existing branch.


Ex-ref dies after battle with cancer

Paul Alcock during his time at The Mall

30 January 2018

A former Premier League referee and town centre manager has died after a long battle with cancer.


Carillion collapse shows big is not always so beautiful

Carillion work at prison a "total disaster" Picture: SWNS

27 January 2018

Construction and services businesses are hoping for a shot at government contracts after the collapse of Carillion.

TV’s Steph to speak at business bash

BBC broadcaster Steph McGovern will be the keynote speaker at Kent Vision Live

26 January 2018

BBC broadcaster Steph McGovern will be the opening speaker at the largest business show in the county.

Patients bypassing NHS give private hospital first profit

KIMS Hospital chief executive Simon James in one of the operating rooms

25 January 2018

A private hospital made its first monthly profit since launching four years ago as growing numbers of patients bypassed the NHS and paid for treatment

More claim out-of-work benefits

Every district in Kent recorded rises in those on unemployment benefits

24 January 2018

More people claimed unemployment benefits in Kent last month as more Jobcentres began offering full universal credit.


Shock at care home closure

Paula Spencer, with her sister Elizabeth, who is having palliative care at Kingsfield Care Home

24 January 2018

More than 50 residents of a nursing home have been given weeks to find somewhere else to live.


Supermarket vying for Kent plot

Henry Davidson Developments announced it has bought three plots at the controversial Ashford Road site

23 January 2018

Work could start within months on a controversial development that includes 310 new homes, a hotel, supermarket, and "luxury" care home.


Developer to take wraps off new office

How the new office block in Ashford will look

22 January 2018

A developer has revealed when the biggest office block built in Kent for 20 years will open.


Former club chief: 'Gills owe me £900k'

Former vice-chairman Michael Anderson, right, next to Gillingham chairman Paul Scally

19 January 2018

The former vice chairman of Gillingham FC has filed papers with the High Court, claiming he is owed £900,000 by the club.

Former Carillion trainees offered support

The meeting held for former Carillion apprentices by CITB at The Coniston Hotel, Sittingbourne

18 January 2018

Trainees whose courses were suddenly scrapped following the collapse of Carillion have been offered a lifeline by an industry body.


Most cost-effective commuter towns revealed

The table combines average rent, season ticket prices and time spent travelling

18 January 2018

Here are the Kent towns that feature on a new league table of the most cost-effective commuter areas.


Hug but no help as troubled firm turns away youngsters

Connor Edwards was turned away from the Carillion training centre in Sittingbourne

17 January 2018

There are fears for dozens of apprenticeships after trainees were turned away from a centre following the collapse of construction giant Carillion.


Town hotspot for exodus of Londoners

Dartford welcomed more Londoners than anywhere else in the UK. Stock pic

17 January 2018

A council leader has called for more measures to cut the number of Londoners being rehoused in his Kent borough.


Fraudulent car salesman ordered to pay £8,000

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

16 January 2018

A sales manager stole money on more than 60 occasions while working at a motor dealership.

Summit offers Brexit survival tips

Kent Business Summit was held at Kent Business School in Canterbury

12 January 2018

Kent firms will “die” unless they are optimistic about the prospect of growth in the run up to Brexit, a conference heard.

Data breach fines for insurance firm pair

Michael Woodgate

11 January 2018

A judge has handed out fines totalling £185,000 after a firm of loss adjusters used private detectives to illegally obtain personal data.


Virgin's health service responds to tax claims

Gravesham Community Hospital, Bath Street, Gravesend

09 January 2018

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Care Services has defended itself after paying no corporation tax despite making £8m profit.

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