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Royal Victoria Place gets new owners

Royal Victoria Place gets new owners

21 March 2018

There are hopes for greater occupancy at the town's prime retail site.

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KFC and Aldi decision put off due to Toys R Us uncertainty

KFC and Aldi decision put off due to Toys R Us uncertainty

15 March 2018

Councillors last night voted to defer a decision to allow two national brands to set up on a retail park.

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Retail park plans 'not changed' despite Toys R Us closure threat

Retail park plans 'not changed' despite Toys R Us closure threat

14 March 2018

Royal London has said the toy store's potential closure has not changed its development plans but there is interest from other chains.

Co-op up for grabs for £1 million

Co-op up for grabs for £1 million

14 March 2018

The site of a popular high street mini-supermarket will be auctioned off later this month.

Lidl still keen on store despite narrow rejection

Lidl still keen on store despite narrow rejection

13 March 2018

A budget chain's desire to build a supermarket has not wavered since councillors voted to reject its planning application.

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170 jobs to go at biotechnology company

170 jobs to go at biotechnology company

12 March 2018

Scores of workers at a biotechnology company are set to lose their jobs after bosses decided to relocate to Mexico, China and Denmark.

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Developed for the health of women... and the planet

Developed for the health of women... and the planet

12 March 2018

Research teams in the county have developed a reusable tampon applicator which they believe will appeal to a woman's environmental conscience.

Call for action after town centre smashing spree

Call for action after town centre smashing spree

12 March 2018

Business owners are calling for police to take action against vandals who targeted shop windows in a town centre smashing spree.

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Tasting the difference for 20 years

Tasting the difference for 20 years

09 March 2018

Long serving staff members at a Sainsbury's in Kent celebrate the store's 20th anniversary.

High street butcher closes after sales slump

High street butcher closes after sales slump

08 March 2018

An independent butcher is closing permanently today - the latest victim of a loss in town centre trade.

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Car dealer's apprenticeship drive

Car dealer's apprenticeship drive

08 March 2018

Motor retailer Lookers is aiming to hire more than 160 apprentices.

New Look announces store closure plans

New Look announces store closure plans

07 March 2018

Troubled fashion chain New Look has announced proposals to potentially close 60 of its stores, including two in Kent, with the loss of 980 jobs.

Lidl store bid defeated - by one vote

Lidl store bid defeated - by one vote

06 March 2018

Contentious plans to build a new Lidl store have been narrowly rejected by councillors.

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Grants just in time for watchmaking apprentices

Grants just in time for watchmaking apprentices

06 March 2018

The UK's first watchmaking apprenticeship in a generation should be ready to start by the end of the year after firms secured government funding.

Lidl supermarket plans 'could be shelved'

Lidl supermarket plans 'could be shelved'

06 March 2018

Plans for a new superstore being discussed tonight could be scrapped, after planning officers refused to back the project.

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Gin maker secures £500k in new crowdfunding bid

Gin maker secures £500k in new crowdfunding bid

05 March 2018

A distillery has gained an investment of nearly half a million pounds in a crowdfunding campaign, months after failing in a bid to gain new investors.

You beaut! Giant Aussie store plans revealed

You beaut! Giant Aussie store plans revealed

05 March 2018

A retailer has revealed plans for a huge new retail park including a 50,000 sq ft DIY store alongside five other retail outlets.

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Taking a fresh look at frozen produce

Taking a fresh look at frozen produce

05 March 2018

The frozen food sector is hotting up with a number of businesses report growing sales as households change the way they eat.

Rising fruit and veg prices

Rising fruit and veg prices

03 March 2018

A Kent MP says the cost of our shopping bills items could go up significantly if action is not taken ahead of Brexit.

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Air con company's cool results

Air con company's cool results

03 March 2018

A heating, ventilation and air-conditioning manufacturer boosted profits despite a fall in sales after a major acquisition.

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