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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.

Waitrose pulls out of retail park

Images of Waitrose which is planned for Eclipse Park

07 September 2017

A luxury supermarket chain will no longer be opening a new store - set to be Kent's biggest - at a retail park.


MP's maiden speech rips into government over Brexit

Canterbury and Whitstable Labour MP Rosie Duffield

07 September 2017

Newly-elected MP Rosie Duffield has used her maiden speech in the House of Commons to challenge the government over Brexit and the state of the NHS.


Exclusive: Gills director accused of US health care scam

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

06 September 2017

A businessman who has invested more than £1 million in Gillingham FC is facing charges in the US for an alleged multimillion-dollar fraud.

Confidence falls as firms 'crave certainty'

Confidence is falling across Kent, according to Kreston Reeves

06 September 2017

Business confidence in Kent has fallen faster than the national average as economic uncertainty makes it harder to plan investment, a study indicates.

Offices in Victorian country manor

Businesses can move into new offices in Salomons Estate near Tunbridge Wells

06 September 2017

A Grade II listed estate has become a new home for businesses in the county.

Festive jobs on offer at John Lewis

John Lewis has its flagship store at Bluewater

04 September 2017

The department store is to hire more than 150 temporary staff at its Kent stores for the Christmas period.

Brexit backlash will make apprentices vital

Carys Morgan, left, picks up her A-level results with May Oney at Valley Park secondary school in Maidstone

01 September 2017

Apprenticeships are more important than ever to fill the gap left behind by EU workers after Brexit, say college leaders.

Train cleaners to vote on strike action

Cleaners on Southeastern and Southern trains may go on strike. Stock image.

31 August 2017

Cleaners on Kent’s railways could stage a walkout in a dispute over pay and working conditions.


Kent second in national business theft stats

Kent has the second highest value of goods stolen from businesses in the last three years, according to a Freedom of Information request

28 August 2017

Kent is the second worst place in the UK for thefts from businesses, new figures show.


Mum who stole £42k told to pay back £1

Have you got any of the old coins in your wallet? Library image.

25 August 2017

A mum-of-three who stole almost £42,000 from the accountancy firm she worked for has been told to pay back just £1.

Pub transformation creates 25 jobs

Queen Street Tap in Deal opens tonight

24 August 2017

A revamped pub finally reopens tonight after a £500,000 transformation.


I was told ‘you’ll go nowhere’

Lucas chairman and managing director Danny Lucas

24 August 2017

The boss of a £20m construction contractor never had a GCSE results day but says he's proof you can do well even if you leave school with ‘no exams’.

Firms may overlook pupils with new GCSEs

Pupils collecting their GCSE results

23 August 2017

Pupils leaving school with new-style GCSE grades may have their CVs overlooked because employers are confused by the system, business leaders warned.


Shoppers to cut bills for burning calories

People living in Ebbsfleet garden city could receive discounts on their shopping in exchange for exercising

22 August 2017

People moving to a new garden city in Kent could get discounts off their shopping in exchange for exercising under new NHS plans.


Business centre on coal mine gets go-ahead

The new business centre at the former Betteshanger colliery will cost £4.2 millon and create more than 700 jobs

22 August 2017

A centre for small and medium-sized healthcare businesses on a former coal mine has been given the green light and is expected to create 700 jobs.


Kent woman 'Britain's oldest cleaner'

Marjorie Rose

22 August 2017

A 94-year-old has been praised for her hard work as she shows no sign of giving up a job she's held for more than three decades.

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