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Electronics company revenue grows

The Strood headquarters of APC Technology

28 May 2015

Strood-based APC Technology sees strong growth during first half of 2015.

'Better' Father Christmas World revealed

New plans for Father Christmas World were due to be submitted to the council. Stock picture

29 April 2015

A controversial Christmas attraction is hoping to reopen again this year - as plans are revealed for this year's 'better' event.


Firm scoops award for customer service

Phil Spencer and Gavin Andrew

24 April 2015

An estate agency has been recognised and awarded for its customer service.

Homeless charity fears for future

Manager Nicky Harris with Dave Macro, Andy Jones and Luke Ashby

15 April 2015

A homeless charity in Kent is appealing for help after being told its warehouse will be turned into a drive-thru McDonald's.

Man charged after four-hour armed police operation

Police cordon off Canal Road, Strood, over concerns of the welfare of a man

24 March 2015

Armed police closed off a road for four hours over concern for a welfare of a man - who was then arrested and charged with wasting police time.

Let there be light

An ultraframe blazed extension with bi-fold foors

11 March 2015

Let the sunshine flood into your home this spring with a sleek, glass extension

Old maternity block set for rebirth

The old maternity block in Bath Street, Gravesend

24 February 2015

A council and the NHS are in talks to redevelop an abandoned maternity block into homes, offices or shops.


Pylon plans to cut a swathe across county

The larger style of pylon stands at 50m

10 February 2015

Energy giant National Grid has unveiled its final plans for a towering network of pylons running across Kent.


£294k for hospital boss - who works a four-day week

Chris Bown will start as the East Kent hospitals trust chief executive in March

01 February 2015

It's been revealed a new Kent hospital boss will earn £294,000 - more than double the Prime Minister's salary - and will only work a four-day week.


Time to stop this hassle, says trader hit by losses

Jen Sutton

29 January 2015

An angry trader is behind a campaign to help Dover after she suffered a huge loss in sales because of Operation Stack.


Businessman hits out at luxury holiday claims after firm shuts

A picture that was posted on Mike Waterton's website sparking the accusations. mikewaterton.com

04 January 2015

A boss accused of jetting off to Mexico days after his business was wound up - leaving dozens of former workers jobless - has hit out at the claims.


'We've been particularly hard hit by these cuts'

Medway Council

23 December 2014

Medway Council face another tough year with a shortfall of £12 million after the government announced a 1.8% cut in funding for local authorities.


Dame Kelly Holmes opens new cafe

Kelly Holmes at her newly opened Cafe 1809

12 December 2014

A new cafe has been opened in Hildenborough by former Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes.

Spa granted longer hours

The Reynolds Retreat infinity pool at the Borough Green development

12 December 2014

A multi-million pound spa in Kent has been granted longer licensing hours by the council.

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.

Local entrepreneur launches craft beer club

James Adams

02 December 2014

A man from Kent has launched his very own craft beer club delivering independently brewed products direct to your door.

Kent pub receives national recognition

The Windmill

27 November 2014

A pub in Kent has received recognition after making it through to the final four of national awards.


Deadline looming for community grants

The deadline for community grants is approaching

13 November 2014

Voluntary and charitable groups are being reminded that the deadline to submit applications for community grants is approaching.

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.

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