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Launch of town-centre regeneration project

Launch of town-centre regeneration project

19 June 2014

It's full speed ahead for the redevelopment of a train station and car park after councillors rejected an out-of-town shopping centre.

Morrisons sells depot for £97.8m... but at a price

Morrisons sells depot for £97.8m... but at a price

18 June 2014

Troubled supermarket Morrisons has offloaded its distribution centre in Kent and will pay several million pounds each year to operate there.

Sue’s selling her seafood stall

Sue’s selling her seafood stall

15 June 2014

Sue’s Seafood stall, located on the harbour is up for sale, and only to a Dover buyer, the Mercury can reveal.

Planning permission for £120m scheme could be quashed

Planning permission for £120m scheme could be quashed

13 June 2014

A multi-million pound town centre regeneration plan could be on hold for six months after an 11th-hour High Court twist.

Bid for £85m out-of-town shopping centre rejected

Bid for £85m out-of-town shopping centre rejected

13 June 2014

Plans for a major new shopping centre near the M20 that would have seen an £85 million investment have been voted down.

Gran, 93, will fight to keep store open

Gran, 93, will fight to keep store open

13 June 2014

A 93-year-old grandmother is on a one woman crusade to keep her favourite shop open.

Twenty-year pong may be at an end

Twenty-year pong may be at an end

11 June 2014

A smell that has plagued a town for 20 years may finally be snuffed out... after the factory responsible was served with a formal notice.

Store closure confirmed for this weekend

Store closure confirmed for this weekend

11 June 2014

Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Burtons in Dartford will close on Saturday.

Extended Aldi store to reopen

Extended Aldi store to reopen

11 June 2014

The Cherry Tree Avenue has opened its doors and has created 15 more job opportunities to cope with its expansion.

Clothing boosts shopping centre sales

Clothing boosts shopping centre sales

11 June 2014

A good month for clothes retailers - particularly sportswear - was behind strong sales figures for a shopping destination.

Light saving drive bears fruit

Light saving drive bears fruit

11 June 2014

A fresh-produce supplier is set to save 80% on its energy bills after investing big money in a simple lighting product.

Mum knits Halfords lorry - for a bet

Mum knits Halfords lorry - for a bet

11 June 2014

A Halfords worker has knitted one of the firm's trucks - after a driver said she would never be able to do it.

New shipbuilder deal watertight

New shipbuilder deal watertight

10 June 2014

After seeing shipyards go bust, a firm has secured a contract to build two vessels by agreeing to open its books to its client during construction.

Morrisons linked with depot sell-off

Morrisons linked with depot sell-off

04 June 2014

Supermarket giant Morrisons is said to be considering selling its national distribution centre in Kent after declining sales.

Council leader Burden: M&S decision "irrational and amazing"

Council leader Burden: M&S decision "irrational and amazing"

02 June 2014

Council leader John Burden has criticised M&S for turning its back on the town, saying it is a "mistake".

Shock and store: shoppers vent fury and sadness at M&S closure plan

Shock and store: shoppers vent fury and sadness at M&S closure plan

02 June 2014

"A disgrace, ridiculous and so sad" - this was the reaction to the news that Marks and Spencer intends to leave Gravesend after 101 years.

Acquisition drives profits hike

Acquisition drives profits hike

02 June 2014

An electronic components firm has seen revenues and pre-tax profits soar after taking over an energy company and expanding into North America.

Lighting firm's bright prospects after £200k boost

Lighting firm's bright prospects after £200k boost

30 May 2014

An LED designer and manufacturer is set to invest in research and development after getting a six-figure loan from the Government.

Honey farm is the bees’ knees again, say visitors

Honey farm is the bees’ knees again, say visitors

30 May 2014

A popular Island attraction has been commended by a tourist website – for the second year running.

Dave turns old items into cash

 Dave turns old items into cash

29 May 2014

A new shop owner in Sandwich is urging residents to dust off their old items and sell them at Sold and Soon.

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