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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.

Cannabis factory worth £200k uncovered

The number of people who have been arrested for drug possession has been revealed. Picture: Thinkstock

11 October 2014

The police helicopter was scrambled to help uncover a large crop of cannabis worth £200,000 hidden in marshland.

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.


New M&S store opens

The ribbon cutting at the new M&S store in Sevenoaks

08 October 2014

The opening of a new Marks and Spencer store in Kent comes after years of deliberation and planning, much to the excitement of local residents.

Pub named community hero

The Cross Keys pub has been recognised for its work towards making the venue a focal point for families and children

08 October 2014

A pub that has become a focal point for families and children has received an award for its place in the community.

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.

Father Christmas World offers full refunds

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

01 October 2014

The company behind a controversial Christmas attraction has vowed to refund tickets - after plans were thrown out by councillors.


Joint council partnership hopes to save thousands

Two councils have joined together to provide a new building control service hoping to save thousands

01 October 2014

Thousands of pounds could potentially be saved following the introduction of a new building control service.

No menu but lots of inspiration

Scott Goss who used to be head chef at The Swan in West Malling, has opened a new restaurant called The Twenty Six which sits 26 people

26 September 2014

A restaurant that has opened in Kent has a blank menu with customers being served whatever the head chef decides.


Modernised Post Office opened

Five Ways Post Office Manager Sam Parris, MP Greg Clark, Financial Specialist Jag Patel and Mails Specialist Marisa Willoughby-Jones

26 September 2014

A Post Office in Kent has been refurbished as part of a multi-million pound investment across the UK.

Bookies tackle underage gambling

Undercover teens were sent to William Hill shops to test the rate at which staff ID customers

25 September 2014

Results have shown that bookmakers in Kent are at the top of tables for enforcing the 'Think 21' policy and checking customers for proof of age.

New bank office open in Sevenoaks

Nick Brooker, Branch Manager Handelsbanken, Mayor and Mayoress of Sevenoaks and Michael Fallon, Sevenoaks MP

25 September 2014

A new Handelsbanken office has opened in Sevenoaks offering residents financial advice and services.

Christmas attraction planning application could be refused

There are simple steps which can be taken to improve marketing at Christmas

23 September 2014

Attraction bosses could be forced to give full ticket refunds after members of the council recommended the planning application is refused.

New SKODA branch open for business

Jerry Whitmore, the store’s General Manager

23 September 2014

After months of refurbishment and development work, a SKODA branch in Kent has reopened.


Pub recognised for quality of ale

The bar can continue using glassware

22 September 2014

A pub in Kent has been listed in the Good Beer Guide 2015 after being acclaimed for the quality of its ale.

'Real cause for concern' in budget squeeze

The home was said to be short-staffed. Stock picture.

15 September 2014

A multi-million pounds overspend on vulnerable people has left a council facing "painful decisions" on services.


Kent pubs and breweries some of the best in UK

The 16 regional winners will now have the chance to win the National Pub of the Year award

11 September 2014

The Good Beer Guide 2015 has listed pubs and breweries across Kent as some of the best spots in Britain.


Security firms safer in greater numbers

KSS director Geoff Hilton, right, and Red Alert managing director Clive Gawler

21 August 2014

Two security companies in Kent have merged in a deal described as “a great step forward” for both firms.

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