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Pub transformation creates 25 jobs

Queen Street Tap in Deal opens tonight

24 August 2017

A revamped pub finally reopens tonight after a £500,000 transformation.


Plan to start 50s restaurant

From left, Shane Bruce, Kim Stanton and Curt Hyland, outside the unit they hope to use.

24 August 2017

Three enthusiasts want to start a retro diner in memory of one of their parents.


Maggots fall from pub's ceiling

The Golden Hope

23 August 2017

A popular town centre Wetherspoon's pub has confirmed pest controllers have been called after maggots fell from the ceiling.


New leisure centre gets planning permission

Artist's impression of the planned new Dover Leisure Centre at Whitfield. Picture: Dover District Council

22 August 2017

Official consent has been given for a new £26 million Kent sports centre.


Kent's dining nightmares

Pest control experts have been busy trying to get rodents away from restaurant and cafe kitchens. Picture: Thinkstock

22 August 2017

Customers have reported seeing rats, mice and cockroaches at some of the county's best-known pubs, bakery chains and restaurants.


Neighbours fear drunken noise

Library image

21 August 2017

A student bar wants to increase its opening hours - but locals are not happy about the plans.


Ever had a coffee on a minesweeper?

The former HMS Tongham, a Royal Navy minesweeper, has been bought by Chris Beer and Janet Fischer

21 August 2017

A former Royal Navy ship is being transformed into one of the country's most unusual coffee houses.


Old pub is spiced up for new life as restaurant

Tacos Locos will be in the former Bull Inn pub in Sittingbourne High Street.

19 August 2017

Progress is being made on two new restaurants in one town centre.


Mice spotted scurrying around Wetherspoons pub

A mouse. Stock image.

19 August 2017

Pest control teams have been called in to a popular town centre pub after mice were spotted running across the floor.


Workout anytime at new gym

The St James' development last month. Picture courtesy of Apex Drone Photography

18 August 2017

A 24-hour gym chain has announced it will open at a new retail and leisure development.


Kent holiday park changes hands

Paddy Cosgrove, Paddy Cosgrove Jnr, and Ptrick Cosgrove from Cosgrove Leisure who now own Central Beach Holiday Park in Leysdown.

18 August 2017

Seaside holiday park changes ownership following million-pound deal.


Popular town centre bar to reopen

Banks Bar

18 August 2017

It's been announced that a town centre bar which has been shut for more than a year will reopen next month.

Expedia reports surge in Kent tourism interest

Ramsgate Royal Harbour

17 August 2017

Growing numbers of international tourists are searching for holidays in the county according to online travel giant Expedia.


Kent pub named one of Britain's best places to eat

Gary Lineker at The Sportsman with sous chef Joe McMahan

17 August 2017

A Kent pub's dedication to fine eating has earned it a place alongside Britain's 50 best restaurants.


Cinema scheme boss proud of final project

Geoff Burningham has worked in construction for 50 years

14 August 2017

A builder who has spent his working life on construction sites such as the Olympic Park and Bluewater will complete his final project back in Kent.


Landlord loses battle over pink pub

Rob Cowan outside The Woolpack

13 August 2017

A petition signed by 500 people was not enough to save a bar from losing its distinctive colour that was popular with locals.


Budget hotel to open next year

The Travelodge is on the same site as the Toby Carvery

11 August 2017

People who fancy spending a night in this Kent town, but don't want to part with too much cash, are in luck.


Forgotten street is now heart of town

11 August 2017

Oxford Street was a forgotten road at "the wrong end of town" but pubs, galleries and coffee houses have transformed it.


Residents launch bid to save historic building

More graffiti has appeared on Folkestone’s Leas Lift

11 August 2017

A committee is being formed to get a Kent attraction up and running again after vandals attacked the Grade II listed property for a second time.


Council considers buying old cinema

The Regent in Deal

10 August 2017

Frustrated cinema campaigners - who claim they’ve been “fobbed off” for eight years - have persuaded councillors to try to buy a historic building.

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