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Work on £1.8m market hall refurbishment ‘going well’

A view from Gravesend Borough Market car park

01 August 2016

The new market hall is on its way to being ready with the help of £1.8 million from a community fund.


Saying farewell with a touch of retail therapy

BHS is closing its doors for the last time today.

31 July 2016

BHS stores across the county shut up shop one last time.


One year on, arson remains unsolved

Scene of the fire in Week Street, Maidstone

08 June 2016

A town centre arson which caused £5 million of damage remains unsolved a year on.

Free parking for town centre

Parking charges are hoped to be scrapped from 6pm to 10pm. Stock pic

05 June 2016

A council could introduce free evening parking in a town centre in a bid to boost the night-time economy.


EXCLUSIVE: Measuring up ready for new bargain retailer

Contractors are starting to measure up the old Marks and Spencer ready for B&M

05 May 2016

A multi-million contract for the former Marks and Spencer building in Gravesend town centre is due to be signed this week.


£70m shopping centre development given go-ahead

New Buildings on Calverley Road

17 March 2016

Councillors have voted to approve a £70 million extension at a Kent shopping centre which will see a new cinema and shops built.


Huge store will sit empty for two years

An aerial shot of the Sainsbury's development in Herne Bay

11 March 2016

Sainsbury's has admitted its new 100,000 sq ft store will sit empty until 2018.


£70m investment plans go on display

An artist's impression of what the corner of Calverley Road and Camden Road would look like

08 March 2016

Members of the public have been given the opportunity to view a 3D model of plans for a £70 investment in Tunbridge Wells.

Supermarket pulls plug on megastore plans

How the new Sainsbury's at Altira Business Park was set to look like

07 March 2016

Sainsbury's has ditched plans to open a new store in Kent - despite construction of the 100,000 sq ft store being just weeks from completion.


Shopping centre to unveil 3D plans for £70m improvements

01 March 2016

Members of the public are invited to view 3D plans for a £70m town centre investment.


Village to welcome Waitrose

He stole bottles of booze from Waitrose

10 February 2016

A high-end food retailer is set to open a new store in a former Budgens store.

EXCLUSIVE: Firm revealed as town's cinema partner

Artist's impression of how the cinema will look

26 January 2016

A national chain has been unveiled as the company which will operate an eight-screen cinema being built as part of a £57 million regeneration project.


All change: new shops and takeaway

The Edge is to become a Burger King

14 January 2016

An empty pub with a 150-year history is to become a fast-food takeaway and new shops are on their way in Strood and Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre.


Morrisons announces closure

Morrisons supermarket in Vale Road

13 January 2016

A Morrisons store which employs more than 100 people has announced it could close.


Thousands sign petition against plans to axe free parking

Car park behind Tesco, West Malling High Street

10 January 2016

Residents have launched a petition after a borough council plan to introduce charges at a popular high street car park.


High Street works fall behind schedule

Work began in Tonbridge High Street last year. Picture: Matthew Walker

11 December 2015

A High Street redevelopment project which is set to transform a town centre has fallen behind schedule, but project bosses say they will catch up.


Plans for new supermarket and restaurant emerge

Artist impressions show what the new shops could look like if approved

23 November 2015

A planning application that would see a new foodstore, pub and shops built at a huge housing development has been submitted to a borough council.


Coffee wars brewing in town

Two coffee shops are opening up in Sittingbourne. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

12 November 2015

Two coffee giants are set to go head to head in a battle for the daily cuppa - as part of a multi-million pound town centre regeneration.


New business set for retail park

The Original Factory Shop will be going into the Neats Court retail park

08 November 2015

Discount homeware and clothes seller the Original Factory Shop is the latest new addition to a retail park.


New shopping centre plans receive warm welcome

02 November 2015

Plans to revamp west Kent's largest shopping centre have received a warm welcome after being displayed at a public exhibition.

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