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Video: G.Beatz celebrates its first birthday

10 August 2017

Grace Allen set up a club for people with disabilities a year ago and it's going from strength to strength.


Coffee giant opens its doors


10 August 2017

American coffee giant Starbucks opens a new branch today as part of a revamped retail park.


McDonald's wins bid to open 24 hours despite public upset

Minster service McDonald's. Pic: Google maps

09 August 2017

A popular McDonald's has been granted permission to extend its opening hours despite a backlash from residents.


Doctor Who assistant points 'sonic screwdriver' at council

Former Doctor Who actress Janet Fielding

09 August 2017

Ambitious plans to transform a former concert hall are being stalled by an authority's lack of action, says a former star of the hit TV show.


New owner for Four in a Bed guest house

Denise Hill outside Langmead Guest House in Ramsgate, which she bought with a loan agreed with NatWest relationship manager Ahmed Khan

09 August 2017

A London city worker has started a new life running a B&B in the Kent countryside which appeared on Channel 4 show Four in a Bed.

Outrage at McDonald's bid to open 24 hours

Minster service McDonald's. Pic: Google maps

07 August 2017

Locals who say burgers have been pushed through letterboxes and cars splattered with ketchup are opposing a bid by McDonald's to open round the clock.


Sports club’s future still bleak after four years

One of the last pictures taken of the venue before it was shut

06 August 2017

A leisure centre has fallen into a terrible state since it closed and will take years more before it is suitable for use.


No name yet for restaurant and cinema complex

How the town centre will look

04 August 2017

Developers have not yet revealed the name of a major part of a town centre regeneration project.


Former bank could become Domino's Pizza

NatWest branch, High Street, Snodland

03 August 2017

Domino’s Pizza has applied to convert a town's former NatWest bank into a takeaway.


Name change for Fleet ground

Ebbsfleet United's home ground Stonebridge Road Picture: Steve Crispe

02 August 2017

Ebbsfleet are working on a deal to sell the naming rights to Stonebridge Road.


New bar and restaurant opens

Pier Five Bar and Kitchen, Chatham Maritime

01 August 2017

Shepherd Neame has opened a bar and restaurant with an outside terrace, overlooking a marina.


Is this Britain's best cafe?

Nell's Cafe is in the running to be named Britain's Best Cafe. Picture: Steve Crispe

01 August 2017

Kent eateries are in the running to be named Britain’s Best Cafe.


Micropub to re-open

Drink drivers were among those called up to court. Stock picture.

31 July 2017

A popular micropub has announced it will re-open after it was forced to close when its licence was revoked.

Villagers’ worry over resort plan

One of the signs put up in Bean by Savills on behalf of London Resort Company Holdings

28 July 2017

A series of unexpected notices have prompted villagers to send angry letters to the developers of a theme park in Kent.


Theme park opening date pushed back again

The giant theme park is now scheduled to open in 2023

27 July 2017

The company behind plans to build a giant theme park in Kent has pushed back its expected opening date for a fourth time to 2023.


Dozens denied access to debate on new theatre

Many people had to wait outside the Town Hall because it was full

27 July 2017

As many as 50 protestors were unable to get into a council meeting about a controversial new theatre because the chamber was full.

Mass of new ferry staff for summer rush

Two of P&O Ferries' new summer recruits. Munashe Navarro, 21, of Dover, and Ellie Cox, 20, of Nonington. Picture courtesy of P&O Ferries

27 July 2017

A Kent ferry firm has hired more than 140 seasonal workers for the peak travel period.


'No question' changes will put up costs

Deliveroo operates in Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Maidstone

27 July 2017

A radical overhaul of workers’ rights in the burgeoning gig economy could leave small businesses in Kent facing additional costs, it has been claimed.


Bowling alley receives major refurb

Marilyn bowls the first ball at the new Hollywood Bowl Ashford

26 July 2017

A bowling alley in Ashford has undergone a major £300,000 refurbishment.


Rat-infested Shepherd Neame hotel fined £160,000

Inspectors found 300 droppings at the hotel. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

25 July 2017

A prestigious venue run by Britain's oldest brewer has been found guilty of failing to meet basic food hygiene standards.

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