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New £1 coin hits the streets

28 March 2017

Businesses and councils have been left counting the cost of having to change everything from parking meters, to vending machines and lockers.

Poundland store set to close

18 January 2017

A discount retailer is to shut one of its Kent stores.

Staying or going? Confusion over Staples future

02 December 2016

The sign at a Staples store is clear: We're closing next month. However, head office says no plans have been announced.

Coffee giants to go head-to-head

24 November 2016

Starbucks will open a new outlet on a retail park just yards from a planned Costa.

Services stripped from store before official closure

25 October 2016

DIY store B&Q has began cutting its internal services from one of its branches, months before it is due to close next year.

Friends’ new beauty business

15 October 2016

Two schools friends are hoping they can bank on the support of people to ensure their new beauty salon business is a success.

M&S campaigner VIP at new store

13 October 2016

She was the last customer when Marks and Spencer closed and this morning Vera Purll, 95, was the first through the doors of its replacement B&M.

Brexit blamed as popular products disappear from shelves

12 October 2016

The sharp fall in the value of the pound has been blamed for a pricing dispute that has seen popular products disappear from supermarket shelves.

More than you bargained for at B&M

12 October 2016

A new store under the direction of managers with high department-store expectations is set to impress.

Home superstore to open this week

11 October 2016

A huge new store is opening on Thursday and with one of the bosses from Gravesend, it promises to be good for the town.

Store buzz over who's moving in

28 September 2016

A major food giant could be signing up to an industrial estate as DIY retailers B&Q edges towards its closure early next year.

VIDEO: You won't believe your mince pies!

06 September 2016

We may still be clinging onto summer, but mince pies have already hit the shelves - with the seasonal snacks expiring two months before Christmas!

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

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

31 July 2016

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

One year on, arson remains unsolved

08 June 2016

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

Free parking for town centre

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

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

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

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

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.

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