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King Baboon Tarantula from Africa

25 April 2017

A spine-chilling technology company with the largest library of venom in the UK has partnered with a drug discovery company for pioneering research.

Cancer researcher bought for £4.7m

Scientists in the Agalimmune labs at Discovery Park, Sandwich

25 April 2017

A developer of anti-cancer technology has been bought in a multi-million pound deal by an Israeli business.

1 in 5 people in Kent are drinking at dangerous levels – are you?

Keep track of your drinking by taking the 'Know Your Score' quiz

27 March 2017

How much do you really drink? Take our quiz to find out


Heat is on failing incinerator site

The Sandwich site of nuclear waste management company Augean

21 March 2017

A waste management company suffered a 50% fall in pre-tax profits last year as it continued to support its loss-making incinerator plant in Kent.

Goodwin Sands - third consultation expected

The Goodwin Sands.

18 March 2017

A new consultation on Goodwin Sands dredging is expected due to new survey results


'I nearly died due to air pollution'

Carole Whitbread

10 March 2017

Medical experts told a woman who collapsed while out walking her dog pollution had inflamed her lungs.


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04 March 2017

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Crystal clear vision

Alan Lester and Alan Flight of Brightwater Technology with their water purification equipment

03 February 2017

A £90,000 loan helped two friends launch a water treatment business which is attracting a flood of export deals from around the world.

New boss a year after rescue

Strawberry breeding at NIAB EMR in East Malling

24 January 2017

A crop research institute has hired a new managing director a year after it was rescued in a takeover.

Award winners back search for young scientists and inventors

Steve Hodges and the team from Astro Communications, Dartford, announce the firm's support of the KM Bright Spark Awards

22 January 2017

An award-winning company is backing an initiative to find the brightest science and engineering talent.

Bomb squad called to school

The controlled explosion was carried out yesterday afternoon.

19 January 2017

Police were called after it was discovered a potentially unstable substance was on the premises.


Weald astronaut dies aged 61

Ex Cranbrook school boy Piers Sellers became the third Briton to blast off into space

24 December 2016

Nasa today announced the death of British born astronaut Piers Sellers who grew up in the Weald.

Live reaction: Swaleside disturbance

Swaleside Prison, Brabazon Road, Eastchurch

22 December 2016

This is how people are reacting to tonight's incident at HMP Swaleside


New funding for fruit research

A lab at East Malling Research, now known as NIAB EMR, where scientists are developing the next generation of food technology

13 December 2016

A consortium has secured £1.9 million of funding for student-led crop studies.

Science park's new owners 'will take it in new areas'

Discovery Park, Sandwich

09 December 2016

The new owners of one of Kent’s most successful science parks will forge closer ties with London investors, according to its managing director.


Hundreds of phone boxes across Kent face the axe

The red phone-box has become a tourist favourite. Picture: GettyImages

05 December 2016

Many are seeing red as more than 400 phone boxes around Kent could be closed - here's the tally where you live.


Tech supplier 'refocused' after turnaround

APC Technology is a supplier of electronic components and has an energy-saving division, Minimise Group

01 December 2016

An electronic parts distributor has swung back into operating profit after overstretching itself on sustainable energy projects put it in the red.

Oil pollution exercise on seafront

Dover seafront - scene of a planned oil pollution exercise.

09 November 2016

A town's seafront will be the setting for a major anti-oil pollution trial.


Clouds thwart Kent's supermoon watchers

This shot was taken by @Educationalista from Rochester on Sunday, November 14

08 November 2016

It's the most spectacular supermoon in nearly 70 years tonight but the weather just isn't cooperating.


Samsung warning as phones catch fire

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled. Stock image

11 October 2016

Kent phone owners are being warned to switch off their devices - after some caught fire.

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