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Anger over councillor's wish to "cleanse" controversial site of rare species

Cllr Barry Kemp

06 February 2018

Councillor Barry Kemp claimed an email comment in which he hoped a golf course had been "cleansed of rare birds and exotic grasses" was a joke.

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Calls for new seafront hotel

06 February 2018

Councillors supporting a multi-million pound regeneration project on the seafront have called for a new hotel.

Michelin Guide restaurant shuts

Deeson's specialised in traditional British dishes.Pic: Deeson's

05 February 2018

The owner of a popular restaurant which closed its doors today says a proliferation of large chains has played a part in its demise.

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Green light for boutique hotel

Bridge Place Manor as it looks today

05 February 2018

Work is to begin on a multi-million pound project to turn a historic manor into a luxury hotel.

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Bar boss quits over noise dispute

Sanjay Raval, owner of the City Wall Wine Bar in High Street, Rochester

03 February 2018

A wine bar manager is walking away after spending thousands in legal fees fighting complaints about loud music with a council.

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Tentertainment festival is over for good

2016 Tentertainment - the last at the Recreation Ground

01 February 2018

A summer festival that attracted 10,000-strong crowds has been spectacularly culled after organisers and a town council fell out.

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Super club faces fan backlash after promoter sacked

Gallery nightclub in Bank Street

01 February 2018

A town centre's only super club came under fire from fans after it announced the sacking of a well-known club promoter on Facebook.

Popular coffee shop is reopened

Some of the staff in the newly refurbished Starbucks.

31 January 2018

A popular Starbucks branch has reopened to reveal its brand new refurbishment,

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Pop-up restaurant causing a stir

30 January 2018

Two best friends have created a 100% plant-based menu to celebrate veganism.

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Days to buy back village pub

The Chequer Inn. Picture: Tony Flashman

30 January 2018

Campaigners are striving to raise a last £160,000 to rescue a former country pub.

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Harbour restaurant could open by summer

Plans for the new restaurant

30 January 2018

Work is set to start on a harbour-side restaurant made of recycled shipping containers, which is due to open by the summer.

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Council-run golf course set to close

The golf course was churned up during 'seasonal maintenance' in January. Picture Tony Broad.

29 January 2018

A golf course is set to close as a council looks to sell it - and it could become a large housing development.

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Regulator to investigate food deal

Frozen food distributor kff is based in Aylesford

29 January 2018

The competition regulator is investigating a takeover of wholesaler Kent Frozen Foods.

Couple have big plans for their latest little venture

Sara Seabridge, who is planning to open a new micropub in Sittingbourne

29 January 2018

A town's burgeoning micropub scene could be about to get bigger after plans were submitted for a mini-boozer in the town centre.

Historic sheds could house model railway centre

29 January 2018

Bosses behind bold plans for a model train centre have revealed they could open in dilapidated engine sheds on an historic railway works.

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Rockers give fans sneak peek of new hotel

26 January 2018

Rockers The Libertines have announced the name of their new hotel and studio in Kent, as they give fans a sneak-peek of the seaside site.

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Town music festival cancelled

Dave Ferra's Blues Band at the first Dover Music Festival, 2014

24 January 2018

A major annual rock and pop event is ending after four years.

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Meat-lovers upset as Wetherspoons scraps steak night

Steak night is cancelled

23 January 2018

Meat-lovers across Kent and Medway were left hungry after pub chain Wetherspoons scrapped its popular steak night.

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Profits of boom

Maidstone co-owners Terry Casey and Oliver Ash and chief executive Bill Williams Picture: Martin Apps

23 January 2018

Maidstone United have made a profit for the fifth year running.

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Supermarket vying for Kent plot

Henry Davidson Developments announced it has bought three plots at the controversial Ashford Road site

23 January 2018

Work could start within months on a controversial development that includes 310 new homes, a hotel, supermarket, and "luxury" care home.

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