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Kent hotel group poised to add Guernsey venue

St Pierre Park Hotel and Golf Resort, Guernsey, bought by Hand Picked Hotels,

12 June 2013

Hand Picked Hotels, based in Sevenoaks, expected to buy Guernsey hotel.

Saga closes in on stock market deal

Saga - worked to stop the illness speading on the ship.

12 June 2013

Public poised to be able to buy shares in Kent firm as owner paves the way for £4bn refinancing package

The Empire strikes back...

Empire cinema, Sandwich

09 June 2013

A cinema is set for a galactic battle - to raise the cash to enter the digital age.

Northfleet harbour filling up after 100 years

Ancient docks fill with water for the first time in over 100 years.

05 June 2013

Though not quite ready for a sailing barge, the water level in the West Dock filled up last week, giving a glimpse of the future.

Golf championships worth £500,000

Royal Cinque Ports club professional Andrew Reynolds and secretary Martin Bond with Amateur Championship trophy

03 June 2013

An estimated £500,000 will be pumped into the east Kent economy when Deal’s Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club hosts the Amateur Championship.

Review of Pleasurama site future as plans stall

The derelict Pleasurama site on Ramsgate seafront

30 May 2013

Thanet District Council has ordered a review into the future of Ramsgate's former Pleasurama amusement park after developers failed to meet a deadline

Kuwaiti owners set to complete takeover at football club

30 May 2013

Ebbsfleet can finally start preparing for next season with their new owners set to finally take full control of the club

Steam railway all fired up over Russian coal

The Kent and East Sussex Railway

29 May 2013

A railway has been forced to travel further afield to source its supplies of coal... from Russia, with love.

Armstrong and Miller are new faces of Spitfire Ale

Armstrong and Miller

28 May 2013

The comedy duo have been revealed as the new ambassadors for the Shepherd Neame ale, brewed exclusively at Britain’s oldest brewery in Faversham

MP Brazier backs City of Culture bid

23 May 2013

Julian Brazier believes east Kent’s blend of vibrant urban centres and heritage make it the ideal place to become the UK’s City of Culture in 2017.

Kent sell naming rights to St Lawrence Ground

Kent chief executive Jamie Clifford and Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame celebrate the new deal for naming rights of the St Lawrence Ground Picture: Barry Goodwin

21 May 2013

Kent have revealed what the new name for the St Lawrence Ground will be.

Toast of the Weald

CHEERS: Hush Heath Winnery has unveiled the next stage of its exciting journey

21 May 2013

Hush Heath Winery in Staplehurst - a producer of celebrated sparkling wines - is set to open to the public

Canterbury Cathedral 'won't close to visitors'

Canterbury Cathedral

16 May 2013

Canterbury Cathedral bosses have denied the famous landmark could close to visitors after it lost out on a £10.5m bid for lottery cash.

Law firm selected for Chatham Maritime role

Chatham Maritime

10 May 2013

Law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has been selected as the sole provider of legal services to Chatham Maritime Trust for the next five years.

Turner Contemporary launches £20m endowment fund

Turner Contemporary, Margate

08 May 2013

Turner Contemporary has launched a fund-raising appeal - already backed by a senior banker - as it comes close to welcoming its millionth visitor.

Businesses urged to back threatened festival

Maidstone River Festival

07 May 2013

Kent businesses have been urged to back the County Town's River Festival amid fears it may be scrapped for the second sucessive year.

Kent firms will be at forefront of Lydd expansion plans: Mutlaq

Lydd Airport sign.

07 May 2013

Local firms will be at the front of the queue when contracts are awarded for a £25 million Lydd Airport development, its boss has promised.

Dreamland plans back on track

Margate Dreamland cinema

02 May 2013

Plans to convert a decaying site into the world's first heritage amusement park are back on track after a High Court ruling.

Student rooms on offer for cricket fans

Kevin Stuckey, residences and conference manager, University of Kent

01 May 2013

Rooms in halls of residence are on offer to cricket fans wanting to watch Kent matches at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury.

Estuary hub airport 'not needed', report claims

Boris Johnson

30 April 2013

The need for an £80bn hub airport in the Thames Estuary has been challenged in a report.

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