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Funding of £80,000 secured for historic Leas Lift

The Leas Lift in Folkestone has been rebuilt in Lego

29 September 2017

A new company set up to get the Leas Lift up and running again has secured £80,000 for the project.


All-clear for restaurant after cockroach ordeal

Cockroaches like this were found. Stock image

28 September 2017

A restaurant has reopened after a clear-out of vermin.


Restaurant chain leaves designer outlet

Ashford Designer Outlet

27 September 2017

Renovation works at a shopping centre have caused an unexpected casualty after a popular food outlet decided to close permanently.


Bucking the trend

Subway in Cannon Street, Dover

27 September 2017

A food outlet says it will stay in a dwindling town centre despite opening new premises nearby.


It's finger-licking good for gran Rita

Rita Frost has turned 60. Picture: Solent News

27 September 2017

A gran who has worked at KFC for almost four decades and served over six million pieces of chicken is celebrating her 60th birthday at the chain.


Top restaurant paid ill customer £3,000

The Rocksalt restaurant in Folkestone

27 September 2017

An award-winning restaurant has denied responsibility for a man ending up in hospital with suspected food poisoning - despite paying him thousands.


Kebab shop supplier found with six tonnes of 'unfit' meat

Pallets of raw meat were found stacked up by health inspectors

26 September 2017

A meat supplier to the kebab industry was caught with a freezer stocked with tonnes of poultry not fit for human consumption.


Desserts parlour to open its doors

Kaspa's Desserts in Ashford, September 2017

26 September 2017

Customers will soon be able to enjoy plenty of tasty treats when a desserts parlour opens at a site previously unoccupied for nearly five years


First look inside new pub

25 September 2017

Bar chain Marston's opened the doors to a new drinking hole at a riverside development.


Celebrity chef hits out at inspector's food rating

Executive chef Mark Sargeant

24 September 2017

A chef has hit out at "powers that be" who warned diners were at risk of food poisoning - saying they would have customers eat "rancid crumbly paste".


Cockroach infestation closes curry restaurant

The Curry Garden when the council notice was put up

23 September 2017

A restaurateur has been forced to close his business after health officials found an infestation of cockroaches.

Growth buoys ship building plans

Saga plans to launch two new ships over the next three years to add to the Saga Pearl II, pictured

22 September 2017

Saga, the over-50s holiday and insurance company, remains on track for a fourth straight year of growth as it plans to build two new ships.


McDonald's in Biggin Street, Dover

21 September 2017

A town's McDonald's restaurant will shut in six weeks, it's been confirmed.


Leisure centre and housing plan revealed

The designs for the proposed leisure centre at Princes Parade in Hythe have been submitted today. Picture: Shepway District Council

21 September 2017

Designs for a new leisure centre and housing on a Kent seafront have today been revealed by the local council.

Town to get its fifth McDonald's

The McDonald's drive-through in Orbital Park

21 September 2017

McDonald’s is planning to open a new drive-thru- its fifth restaurant in a Kent town.


River services to ferry Londoners to resort

Developers hope the resort will be open - without the Paramount branding - in 2023

19 September 2017

Theme park developers have signed an agreement with operators of river services up the Thames to carry passengers between London and the site in Kent.


Pub named best in Kent for third time

From left, Ellie Hayward, landlord David Davenport and bar manager Sharon Hayward. Last year the pub won five categories in the Worth a Butchers competition

14 September 2017

A bar is officially one of the top 16 in the country after its atmosphere, style and service impressed judges.


Dickens mansion cuts sale price by £2m

Bleak House in Broadstairs

12 September 2017

A Grade II listed mansion where Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield has knocked £2 million off its sale price after failing to find a buyer.


Jobs fair to offer 2,100 roles

More than 5,000 people have attended the Bluewater jobs fair in previous years

12 September 2017

Jobseekers can apply for more than 2,100 roles at a shopping centre this week.

Fraud probe Gills vice-chairman vetted by league

Andy Frampton, vice-chairman Michael Anderson and Adam Barrett when Gillingham were crowned champions of League 2 in 2013

12 September 2017

The ex-vice-chairman of Gillingham FC, who stepped down after allegations of fraud in the US, was approved by league officials in the past year.

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