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Uni bar's bid to stay open later

30 May 2018

A student bar which is leaving residents at their “wits’ end” is set to have its opening hours extended next week.


Nando's to open new restaurant

29 May 2018

Dining giant Nando's is set to open a restaurant at a new leisure complex.


Pub-diner chain's newest hotel opens after £2.5m makeover

29 May 2018

Think you know Wetherspoons? Here's a new hotel after a £2.5m makeover.


Ferry firm in hot water after launch 'disaster'

28 May 2018

Passengers planning a day trip to Southend were left disappointed when a ferry launch was scuppered by strong winds, tides and a lost gangplank.


Kent in all its glory goes on display

23 May 2018

A summer campaign featuring images of Kent looking picturesque have gone on display to entice Londoners to visit the county.

Kent's first Marco Pierre White restaurant confirmed

23 May 2018

A restaurant carrying the name of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White is on its way to a Kent seafront this summer.


Beach festival decision delayed

22 May 2018

Councillors have decided to take more time considering plans for a beach festival after concerns from residents and police.


Multi-coloured hotel gets go-ahead

21 May 2018

A splash of colour is coming to a seaside town after a seven-storey hotel with striped cladding designed to look like deckchairs was approved.


Riverside pub set to re-open, with a new name, after £1.3m refit

21 May 2018

Pub hopes that be making the most of its riverside location, it can pull in the crowds when it opens at the end of May

Holiday firm valued at £100m following management buy-out

16 May 2018

The company, founded 35 years ago, is now the market leader, serving seven million customers.

Hotel scores improved rating following latest inspection

14 May 2018

The four-star hotel has invested heavily in refurbishments recently and was rewarded following inspection.

'Don't choose Squarey McSquareface'

13 May 2018

Residents are being given the chance to name a new public square being revamped.


MP blasts 'destruction' of historic town centre

13 May 2018

Developers have been accused of misleading a council about a £120 million project regeneration project.


'World first' sports centre to open

13 May 2018

Work is well underway on an urban sports park that will feature a skate park, bouldering room, boxing gym, and a climbing wall.


Michelin restaurant chef's award for cook book

12 May 2018

A renowned chef at a popular seaside pub has won an award for his first cookery book.


Tourism body hires new chief exec

10 May 2018

A former government tourism expert will take over as head of Visit Kent, an organisation which tries to attract visitors to the county.


£72m plans for new theatre and offices approved

10 May 2018

A scheme to develop a town centre with a new theatre and civic offices has been given the go-ahead.


Cash tills ring after bank holiday heatwave

09 May 2018

The county's top tourism organisation says Kent will have received a major financial boost from the hot weather over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.


Historic pub to reopen

08 May 2018

A grade II listed town centre pub will reopen after a two-year absence.


Hand-picked for you: Chapel Down's latest wine

08 May 2018

A new wine, released by Kent wine producers Chapel Down, features hand-picked grapes from its Kit's Coty Estate.

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