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Juice bar to close

Fuel Juice Bars will close in Tunbridge Wells

13 December 2017

A smoothies and juice bar business is closing a store in Kent as it tries to restructure its debts.

Burger chain returns to town

Wimpy logo

12 December 2017

Burger lovers will not have long to wait for Wimpy to re-open in Sittingbourne with the restaurant due to open its doors in the High Street next week.


Cinema opens four new auditoriums in time for Star Wars film

Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars Episode VIII. Picture: Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm Ltd

12 December 2017

An auditorium expansion has made a Kent cinema the largest in the South East.


Toilet bar promising glamour

An artist's impression of how the new Privy venue will look

11 December 2017

A bar, which has been fashioned from an old toilet block, is to be transformed into one of Kent's hottest new nightspots.


Man behind a great day out

At a corporate event for the England v Argentina match in November, Hospitality Finder managing director Mike Dunderdale, Rugby World Cup winners Lawrence Dallaglio and Mike Tindall and ex-England player and former Maidstone Boys Grammar School pupil David Flatman

09 December 2017

With the help of some sporting legends, an entrepreneur has made his firm the UK's fastest-growing independent corporate events company.

Grand events venue could be sold by council

Take That tribute band Rule the World performed at the Kings Hall in 2015

08 December 2017

A popular entertainment venue in council ownership for more than 100 years may be sold to save money.


New store set to open

Ashford Outlet Picture: Tony Flashman

07 December 2017

A new shop will be opening in this popular shopping centre.


Civic Centre proposals get the go-ahead

An artist's impression of the proposed civic centre from Calverley Grounds

07 December 2017

Councillors will press ahead with proposals for an £86 million civic centre and theatre scheme.

Indian restaurant fined £15,000 over illegal workers

The Shozna in Maidstone Road, Rochester

07 December 2017

An Indian restaurant's licence will be reviewed after illegal employees were found working there.


Fleet take next step

The Swanscombe End terracing Picture: Barry Goodwin

07 December 2017

Work to treble the capacity of this terrace is due to begin in less than five weeks.


Former Woolworths bought for £2m by hotel bosses

Former Woolworths in Margate. Pic: Google street views

06 December 2017

A former high street Woolworths has been bought by hotel owners for nearly two million.


Tallest chandelier in Europe?

The chandelier at Hythe Imperial Hotel

06 December 2017

An 11-metre ornament built by a Kent company is the crowning glory of a multi-million-pound hotel refurbishment.

Saga warns on profits days after job cuts

Saga's offices in Sandgate, near Folkestone

06 December 2017

Over-50s holiday and insurance business Saga has issued a profit warning days after it told about 100 staff they will be made redundant.

Shock as popular club set to close

The Roffen Club in Rochester

05 December 2017

Worried brides have been desperately looking for alternative wedding venues after it was announced one of Medway’s oldest clubs is to close.


How Peter Pan show almost ended in Neverland

Amelia Lily as Tinkerbell and Lloyd Daniels as Peter Pan, appearing at Maidstone Studios this Christmas

04 December 2017

Panto wars have descended on the county as a disagreement leaves a bitter taste between two productions in the same town.


McDonald's bacon shortage hits Kent

This sign was posted in the drive-thru at the Hermitage Lane restaurant

02 December 2017

The McDonald's bacon shortage has reached Kent - meaning some breakfasts have been dropped from the menu.


Shock redundancies at Saga leave 100 jobless

Saga has made around 100 of its employees redundant

02 December 2017

Shock redundancies at Saga have left around 100 people jobless just before Christmas.


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."

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