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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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,


Pop-up restaurant causing a stir

30 January 2018

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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