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Sainsbury's local store given go-ahead

An impression of what the front of the building will look like

11 December 2014

Plans to turn a well-known pub into a new Sainsbury's local store have been approved.

Father Christmas World officially opens

Father Christmas World 2015 was due to open, but plans have been scrapped

28 November 2014

A Christmas venue that was at the centre of a planning dispute has now officially opened its doors to visitors.


Support independent shops this Christmas

19 November 2014

Maidstone's small businesses have a range of Christmas offers to pull in the seasonal shoppers.


Pop-up Christmas shop

BBC's James Braxton opened the pop-up shop

27 October 2014

A new festive pop-up shop selling Christmas cards for local charities is now welcoming customers.

Co-op invests thousands

£430,000 has been invested into the Tonbridge Co-operative food store

27 October 2014

A Co-operative food store in Kent has had nearly £500,000 invested in it in a bid to create a better shopping experience.

Jamie Oliver restaurant given go-ahead

A Jamie's Italian is to open in Tunbridge Wells next week

24 October 2014

A planning application for a new Jamie's Italian restaurant has been given the green light by council planners.

Council rejects sports hub plans

Plans for a sports hub were turned down by councillors

22 October 2014

Councillors have voted to reject Mark Quinn's plans for a new sports hub and 570 homes in Herne Bay. But they voted to approve a new Sainsbury's store


New shops for Bluewater

Bill’s Restaurant has opened its doors at Bluewater

15 October 2014

New shops are set to open their doors at Bluewater ahead of Christmas including White Stuff next month.


Green party slam Sainsbury's plans

A Sainsbury's local store is set to be built on the site

12 October 2014

Members of a Green Party in Kent have hit out at plans for a Sainsbury's local store to be built on the site of a former pub.

Brewers hope to tap in on place in Good Beer Guide

Tony Williams of Musket Brewery

12 October 2014

Two new Maidstone breweries have been included in the Good Beer Guide 2015 for the first time.

Sorry Sevenoaks... no Poundworld

An M&S food hall is coming to Sittingbourne

10 October 2014

Plans for a Poundworld in the heart of Sevenoaks have fallen flat following the landlord's change of heart.


Sainsbury's set to take over pub

The Henry Simmonds pub in Borough Green

08 October 2014

A local pub is set to be transformed into a new Sainsbury's local store it has been revealed today.

New mobile app for shoppers

The Stamp It app is being used in Tunbridge Wells

06 October 2014

A new mobile phone application developed by a Kent resident allows shoppers to find parking, exclusive deals and discounts near-by.

Former Phones 4u stores re-open as EE

Vodafone users have been left without signal. Stock picture

03 October 2014

Two Phones 4u stores that closed when the company was plunged into administration have re-opened this week.

Local company wins trophy

Laura-May Shayler with her award

29 September 2014

A Kent candle company has been given a trophy at the Sevenoaks Business Awards.

Last days for M&S as loyal shopper mourns its loss

Marks and Spencer in Gravesend before it closed

26 September 2014

Marks and Spencer in Gravesend will close its doors after 100 years tomorrow.


Latest Island supermarket opens its doors

The opening day of the new Iceland store at Neats Court, Queenborough

23 September 2014

The latest business to open on a £30 million retail development has welcomed its first customers today.


Hundreds of jobs lost as Phones 4u shops shut for good

Phones 4U, Biggin Street, Dover Picture: Gary Browne

22 September 2014

Administrators today confirmed that 362 Phones 4u stores will close nationwide with the loss of 1,700 jobs.


Hundreds queue for new iPhone at Bluewater

People queuing up outside the Apple store in Bluewater last night. Picture: Dave Bruce @DaveBruce77

19 September 2014

About 400 people were in the queue at Bluewater overnight to get their hands on the latest iPhone.


Jobs fair to offer 1,500 vacancies

Bluewater's Jobs Fayre will enjoy its biggest ever year this month, with up to 1,500 permanent and temporary jobs available

18 September 2014

There will be more than 3,000 interview opportunities at a jobs event later this month.

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