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Pawnbroker calls in administrators

Pawnbrokers Albemarle & Bond is poised to call in administrators

25 March 2014

Dozens of jobs are under threat at four Kent stores owned by troubled lender Albemarle & Bond.


Shopping centre manager takes early retirement

Paul Alcock, manager at the Mall Chequers in Maidstone

20 March 2014

The man in charge of a retail arcade - who infamously clashed with Paolo Di Canio when he was a Premiership referee - is to step down after 17 years.

Shop owners aiming to rock on

Co-owners Roxanne Bance, left, and Holly Siegenberg.

19 March 2014

Hollyrox, a new vintage clothing shop, has opened its doors at The Orchards Shopping Centre in Dartford.


Manufacturer plans stock market float

Business Minister Michael Fallon MP (centre) flanked by Polypipe Group’s CEO David Hall and Polypipe Terrain’s Commercial Director Adam Turk following a tour of the Polypipe facilities in Aylesford

18 March 2014

The UK's largest piping maker - with turnover above £300m - intends to join the London Stock Exchange.

Exclusive: Alcohol still on sale at Superdrug despite company's claim

The drinks promotions are clearly displayed in the front window

17 March 2014

Alcohol can still be bought at Superdrug in Chatham after the health and beauty chain claimed it had taken it off sale.


Market move date unveiled

The girl was found staggering down Mortimer Street. Picture: Barry Duffield

17 March 2014

Council bosses have revealed when the new market in a seaside town will be launched.

Couple renew vows... in HMV

Staff at HMV with the happy couple

17 March 2014

When a couple met at HMV it was sweet music... now they've renewed their wedding vows there.

Concrete firm announces job losses

16 March 2014

The future of 70 workers hangs in the balance after Milton Pipes announces it will shut its factory in the summer.

Happy birthday Bluewater... hard luck Poundland!

Bluewater has 1.8m sqft of shopping space

16 March 2014

Remember when Bluewater opened? It's 15 years old today... but its boss vows it will never be home to a Poundland.

Business is booming

The new Nissan Qashqai is helping boost sales

14 March 2014

Kent car dealers are predicting huge sales growth this year as the new car market moves up a gear.

Fanning the profits

From left, Waterloo Air Products' business development manager Rachel Roots and finance manager Kate Searles

13 March 2014

An air ventilator manufacturer will be able to double its growth this year after reaching a deal with its bank to keep cashflow running.

‘We’re not taking any money, it’s costing thousands’

Drakes on Christmas Day 2013

12 March 2014

The rains have subsided but the effects on businesses of the floods will last for a long time, at huge cost, as one badly-hit pub is finding out.

Row over why shop front can’t be fixed after arson

Paul Gander outside Sheppey Aquatics and Pet Supplies, Rose Street, Sheerness.

10 March 2014

The front of a pet shop damaged in an arson attack 14 months ago has yet to be replaced after it was refused planning permission.

Angry traders help bring swift end to closure trial

"Bring the market into Sheerness High Street"

09 March 2014

Sheerness Town Team has scrapped its controversial trial closure of the high street after a backlash from traders.

Bidding to make a difference to city

Canterbury Cathedral

07 March 2014

A management group is calling on traders to put their money behind a project to improve the standard of the city centre.

Shoe shop is closing ... official!

The Clarks shoe shop in Ashford town centre

06 March 2014

Clarks has now set a date for the closure of its Ashford town centre store

Deal Card loyalty scheme unveiled

06 March 2014

With 55 days to go, the Deal Card has been unveiled to business owners hoping to keep people shopping locally.

New road names to honour explorers and company chiefs

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton. PA Photo/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

06 March 2014

An American explorer who reached the North Pole and another who died in the Antarctic are set to have roads named after them in Dartford.

Asda provides chance for out-of-work homeless people

Seven people being supported by homeless charity Porchlight benefit from the chance to do work experience at Asda in Broadstairs

05 March 2014

Homeless people are gaining work experience through charity Porchlight working with Asda in Broadstairs on a pilot programme.

New 99p Stores set to open tomorrow

The new 99p Store will open tomorrow

05 March 2014

About 30 new jobs will be created when a 99p Stores shop opens in the old Comet store in Gravesend tomorrow.

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