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Creating energy from used cooking oil

Ron Wood being presented with a certificate by Zak Owen from Oil Works for his work recycling his waste cooking oil with the charity

13 November 2013

Businesses are being rewarded for their eco-friendly ethos, as part of the Sustainable Sheppey project.

Decision due on £1.9m job-creation contract

Kent County Council must save millions and make 'painful' decisions

12 November 2013

Companies have bid with Kent County Council for the lucrative role of inward investment agency, aimed at attracting companies to set up shop here.

Farming World equipment to be sold at auction

11 November 2013

Vintage farming equipment, an indoor soft play unit and a marquee to go under the hammer after popular attraction closes its doors.

Travel firm sold to Kent rival

08 November 2013

The county's largest independent travel agency has bought another company offering the same service, after its owner decided to retire.

Ferry and rail vision unveiled for harbour

An artist's impression of the Remembrance Line Association's plans for Folkestone Harbour

07 November 2013

Ambitious plans have been revealed to preserve a harbour railway and relaunch a ferry service from the port.

Restaurant sold after death of owner

Hengist restaurant in High Street, Aylesford

07 November 2013

The Hengist, in Aylesford, has been been sold at auction.

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!

The Dreamland cinema building

07 November 2013

The economic comeback of a seaside town is continuing thanks to a number of recent good news stories.

Jobs at risk as pub chain on the brink

Civil injunction obtained to stop prolific drinker causing problems. Stock pic

04 November 2013

Staff at five Kent drinking holes are at risk after their parent company tumbled into administration.

Popular attraction closes its doors today

Georgina Watson runs Farming World in Faversham

03 November 2013

A much-loved family farm that has been running for 25 years is shutting up shop today.

Flights with added bite

The only other seats available were business class on a BA flight

29 October 2013

Crisps from Kent will be served to passengers flying with British Airways.

Dream come true as gates re-open after seven years

The Dreamland cinema building

28 October 2013

The public will be able to take a look inside Dreamland for the first time since 2006.

Micropub hopes for stamp of approval

The Halfway Houses Post Office could be the home of the Island's first micropub

26 October 2013

An application has been submitted for Sheppey’s first ever micropub on the site of a recently closed post office.

Sad to see another pub go

The scene during the demolition of The Seahorse pub on The Promenade, Leysdown

24 October 2013

Work started last week on the demolition of a former pub to make way for a crazy golf course and catering units.

Margate hits the headlines in New York

The statue of liberty, New York

22 October 2013

The regeneration and slow but sure transformation of Margate has hit the headlines in New York.

Tourism firms urged to sign up for Kent Big Weekend 2014

Leeds Castle

22 October 2013

Kent Big Weekend 2014 in March will offer residents free tickets to tourism attractions. Businesses are encouraged to sign up.

Hop Farm festival set for encore

A music event at the Hop Farm

21 October 2013

The three-day Hop Farm Music Festival is set to return next year with a new promoter.


Ebbsfleet owners back Paramount Park

Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi Picture: Andy Payton

18 October 2013

A company that rescued Ebbsfleet United from financial ruin has made a multi-million pound investment in a scheme to open a huge theme park in Kent.

August surge in visitor numbers in Kent

The Historic Dockyard Chatham welcomed 13% more visitors during August than for the same month last year

18 October 2013

The tourism received a welcome boost in August as the number of people visiting attractions grew for the fifth consecutive month.

Restaurant for sale after owner’s sudden death

The Hengist restaurant, Aylesford

18 October 2013

A fine dining venue is to go up for auction just two weeks after it closed, following its owner's death.

Leisure and tourism boost in tough financial climate

Discovery Park in east Kent

17 October 2013

A report released today finds the tourism industry contributed £3.4 billion to the county's economy in a tough year for parts of the property sector.

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