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Gin distillery given royal approval

01 December 2017

Princess Anne officially opened a Kent gin distillery and had a taste of its tipple.


Political group oppose plans for new civic complex

The Tunbridge Wells Labour group say they oppose the plans for a Civic Complex

01 December 2017

Plans for a new Civic Complex complete with council offices, a theatre and underground car park have come under fire.

Deputy Mayor told not to go to Cinderella's ball

The Deputy Mayor Dave Naghi

01 December 2017

The rivalry between Maidstone's competing pantos continues as council cancels deputy mayor's invitation over "clash of interests."


Image of former nightclub site

Artist's impression of the replacement building at Castle Street. Picture courtesy of Dover Heritage and Regeneration Ltd

28 November 2017

A new building is planned to replace a town cinema, which became a nightclub.

Cinema to create 30 jobs

The St James development in Dover

27 November 2017

Cineworld will hold a recruitment drive ahead of opening a six-screen multiplex in February.

Cinema and hotel to open in a year's time

The development is opposite County Square

25 November 2017

Developers building a striking six-screen cinema and 58-room hotel have revealed when they plan to open.


Club's joy over council U-turn

Maidstone fans celebrate a goal. Picture By: John Westhrop

23 November 2017

A town's football club is celebrating after a council agreed offer it a key strip of land so it can expand its stadium.


Dreamland runner-up in top award


22 November 2017

Family favourite theme-park Dreamland has come runner-up in a top award, second only to Universal Studios Orlando.


Dreamland exits administration

Dreamland is officially out of administration

20 November 2017

An amusement park has officially exited administration promising new rides next year and a growing events programme.

Luxury hotel plus 150 villas planned

The development has been compared to Eastwell Manor in Boughton Aluph

19 November 2017

A country manor hotel and up to 150 villas could be coming to the county following plans from Chinese developers.


Wedding team crash the stage to pick up award

Staff at Cooling Castle Barn celebrate being named Medway Business of the Year. Picture: Simon Hildrew

18 November 2017

A wedding venue hailed its team of “people pleasers” as it brought about 50 staff to collect its business of the year prize.

Council to review sale of land to club

Maidstone United plans to expand the stadium

16 November 2017

A Kent council is reviewing a decision not to sell a two-metre wide strip of land to its resident football club.


Fleet owner to continue funding

Ebbsfleet chairman Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi Picture: Andy Payton

16 November 2017

Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi is not about to stop bankrolling Ebbsfleet United any time soon.


Curry house named best in South East

A chicken curry. Thinkstock Image Library

15 November 2017

A Kent curry house has been crowned the best in the region.


Holiday Extras secures takeover

Chauntry chief technology officer Ray Vaughan, Holiday Extras Group chief executive Matthew Pack, Chauntry chief executive Theresa Hughes and Holiday Extras founder and non-executive director Gerry Pack celebrate after signing the acquisition deal outside a new building on the Holiday Extras campus, due to open next June

14 November 2017

HolidayExtras.com, the airport parking and hotels company, has taken over a booking systems business.

Cool deal for fast-food fridge firm

McDonald's in Canterbury

14 November 2017

A refrigeration and air conditioning business which serves McDonald's, Nando’s and KFC has secured a £3 million funding package.

Takeaways score 1 out of 5 for food hygiene

Sunshine Grill in Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone

13 November 2017

The latest probe into food hygiene standards in south Kent has given two takeaways ratings of just one out of five.

Domino's aiming to deliver new store

A Domino's sign. Credit: Domino's Pizza Group Ltd.

13 November 2017

A new takeaway branch could be coming to a street near you, if Domino's have their way.


A burger king at McDonald’s

McDonald's franchise boss Paul Crocker

13 November 2017

An entrepreneur has built up a group of 17 McDonald’s franchises across Kent after growing sales by about 10% a year for more than a decade.


Tax nibbles away at pub chain’s profits

Brian Keeley-Whiting runs Whiting & Hammond

11 November 2017

Pub chain Whiting & Hammond has relaunched one of its bars damaged in a fire but has warned changes to business rates may impact profits.

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