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Slight boost for Saga shares

Saga is based in Folkestone

29 May 2014

After a tough first week, the over-50s holiday firm has seen a slim rise in its value on its first full day of trading on the London Stock Exchange.

Saga floats at bottom of valuation

Saga has made around 100 of its employees redundant

26 May 2014

The first shares in over-50s holiday and insurance company Saga have been traded on the London Stock Exchange at the lower end of price expectations.

Ebbsfleet owners take control of Paramount Park

22 May 2014

The Middle-East-based owners of Ebbsfleet United also own around three quarters of the company behind the Paramount Park project, it has emerged.


Kent strikes triple gold at Chelsea Flower Show

Jo Thompson relaxes at Chelsea ... in 2014 after winning gold. Picture by Ian West

22 May 2014

A Kent gardener designer and two nurseries from the county have received top honours at the world’s most famous flower show this week.

Couple realise pub dream

Sam Drury and Keiron Parrish are the new licensees at the New Inn, Murston

20 May 2014

The moment Sam Drury and Keiron Parrish walked into a Murston pub they knew it was the one for them.


Brewer could enter legal fight

Shepherd Neame beers

19 May 2014

As it reports a strong trading performance, it has emerged Shepherd Neame could be about to enter into arbitration with its water company.

Gallery in the hunt for national treasure

Turner Contemporary, Margate

19 May 2014

The Turner Contemporary will take on Wembley Stadium and the Olympic Park in a bid to find the most popular National Lottery-funded project.

Popular restaurant put up for sale

16 May 2014

The Wife of Bath in Wye has gone on the market - just a year after celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Battle of Britain pub’s memorabilia up for sale

Among the lots on offer

14 May 2014

Items once housed in the Battle of Britain pub in Northfleet are up for sale at auction.

Costa set to take on historic building

Costa will be moving into this building in Market Place

13 May 2014

Coffee giant Costa has confirmed it will be moving into Faversham town centre.


Saga becomes main airshow sponsor

The Red Arrows during the Diamond Jubilee year Folkestone Airshow in 2012.

13 May 2014

The over-50s holiday and insurance company is backing one of Kent's biggest tourist weekends featuring the Red Arrows.

Paramount Park step closer after government boost

Computer-generated image showing what Paramount Park could look like on the Swanscombe Peninsula

09 May 2014

A target opening date for a £2bn theme park has been revealed after bosses gained the right to apply directly to ministers for planning permission.


The Lane - a new addition to Deal

New cafe and lounge bar in South Court, Deal

09 May 2014

Bringing their experience home, a couple who have lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand will open a new cocktail bar in Deal, tomorrow night.

Seeking homes advantage

Michael Thalassitis has been in fine form for Ebbsfleet (Pic: Andy Payton)

09 May 2014

Plans for a garden city with 15,000 homes are key to Ebbsfleet United staying ahead of their competition as they prepare for the playoff final.


Saga hopes to raise £550m with float

Saga has made around 100 of its employees redundant

09 May 2014

The over-50s holiday firm says it will use the money to reduce its debts to about £700m.


Hotel plans on hold

The proposed Sittingbourne Travelodge

08 May 2014

The company which was set to build a Travelodge has called in administrators.


Gym plans for entertainment venue

08 May 2014

Wyvern Hall could be transformed into a state of the art gym if planning permission is granted.


Cinema plan withdrawn

A design of the front exterior of the proposed new-look Regent on Deal seafront

08 May 2014

The application for the Regent Cinema in Deal has been withdrawn after it received objections by Kent Highways.


Shocking truth of our dirty restaurants

Cockroaches like this were found. Stock image

02 May 2014

Mice, cockroaches and filthy kitchens have been found in Medway restaurants - and now we can reveal that 90 were told to clean up their act.

Exclusive: Fast food giant Subway targets 48 sites across Kent

02 May 2014

Subway aims to open dozens of new stores across the county - and has revealed the sites it has its eye on.

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