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Businessman and pilot loses cancer battle

Ken Wills who died on October 19.

27 October 2017

A man who employed thousands of people in Thanet is being remembered after he died from cancer.


Deputy PM wants Whitehall to be more 'agile'

Ashford MP Damian Green

25 October 2017

The Prime Minister’s second-in-command wants central and local government to adopt a more efficient way of thinking after visiting a firm in Kent.

Council to back airport site homes plan

Manston airport

25 October 2017

A long-running tussle about the future of a Kent airport involving its owner and developers will come to a head at a key meeting.


Long-running Saga chairman to step down

Saga chairman Andrew Goodsell has announced he is stepping down

24 October 2017

The man who led the flotation of over-50s specialist Saga on the London Stock Exchange is to retire from the business after 26 years.

Job losses as telecoms company eyes administration

True Telecom is based in Crossways Business Park in Dartford

23 October 2017

Dozens of staff have been made redundant at a telecommunications company after the taxman announced its intention to take it to court.


'Unprecedented levels' of complaints against ambulance service

G4S patient transport service

23 October 2017

Private security firm G4S has had more than 1,700 complaints in just 12 months after taking over the county's private ambulance service.


Boxing club is pleased as punch at knockout effort

George Lindridge, 10, Jim Brazil, 12, Levi Brazil, 10, and Callum Plant, 10, with Chev Clarke

22 October 2017

The next generation of boxers have all the tools they need to succeed thanks to the hard work of two men.

Jobs fair at luxury childrenswear company

Childrensalon sells designer childrenswear

21 October 2017

A children’s designer clothes retailer is on a recruitment drive as it hosts its second in-house jobs fair.

Town's £4m boost to cut congestion

The Nocutts roundabout at Bearsted Road could be upgraded

20 October 2017

Two notorious roundabouts near the M20 are to be upgraded as part of attempts to attract more business and jobs.


Staff 'offered bonuses' to encourage women to have abortions

A pregnant woman. Library picture

20 October 2017

Staff raised concerns with health inspectors about targets they felt incentivised them to encourge patients to go through with abortions.


Pipe dream a reality and creating jobs

Synecore is now launching a plumbing and drainage division

20 October 2017

A mechanical and electrical contractor is getting wet by launching a plumbing and drainage division, set to create 15 jobs over two years.


More young people on unemployment benefits

Fewer people are on the dole in Kent

18 October 2017

Unemployment remained static across Kent last month but there was a surge in young people claiming.


Takeover at tyre dealer

Watling Tyres is under new ownership

17 October 2017

A £25 million tyre seller and MOT centre business with branches across Kent is under new ownership.

Foreign lorry drivers lead the way in fines

Lorry driver. Picture: Thinkstock

17 October 2017

Calls are growing for more rest stops for lorry drivers after it emerged hundreds of foreign hauliers are failing to take enough breaks.


Clap hands! Here comes Charlie

17 October 2017

Young estate agent Charlie Craddock is the pride of his office after packing boxes on his days off to help an elderly house-mover.

Kent's newest Aldi store opens

12 October 2017

An Olympic silver medallist helped launch the newest branch of a discount supermarket today.


Fancy making a living from witchcraft?

Caroline Hardinges is offering apprenticeships in witchery

12 October 2017

A Kent woman has launched a scheme to help people become real-life sorcerers.


'Deputy PM' admits Britain would be better in EU

Ashford MP Damian Green

11 October 2017

A Kent MP and top aide to the Prime Minister has admitted Britain would be better off staying in the European Union.


Firm poised to take on key Kent health contract

The move comes at a time of cutbacks. Picture: Getty Images/Hemera

10 October 2017

A firm is poised to take over a contract - worth nearly a million pounds - to provide support for GP-led health groups in the county.


Harbour shops could be open for winter

Renovation work at Folkestone Harbour Station

08 October 2017

The long-awaited redevelopment of a town seafront is gathering pace with food and drink outlets expected to open within months.

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