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Government 'must compensate' crossing residents

How the proposed Lower Thames Crossing will look, with a bored tunnel between the villages of Chalk and Shorne to Essex

18 April 2017

A new Lower Thames Crossing “can’t come too soon” but the government has to adequately compensate nearby residents, according to haulage campaigners.

VIDEO: Vaisakhi in full swing

Vaisakhi festival in Gravesend

15 April 2017

Hundreds lined the streets for an uplifting parade as part of the annual Sikh celebration

Past comes alive with fascinating new exhibits at museum

Trustee David Hossack with some newly written leaflets

06 April 2017

Artefacts from the Wrens to the heritage of the former Kent Coalfield – all and more can now be discovered at Deal Maritime and Local History Museum.

Man’s mission to build a school for Ugandan orphans

Kai Cant said the children were some of the happiest he's met

27 March 2017

Items such as old phones, clothes and books will help a Kent man fulfil his dream of building and furnishing a new school for orphans in Uganda.

Taxes up for 'not taking the risks'

The Chancellor upped national insurance payments for the self-employed to tackle the number of people using it for tax benefits without acting as entrepreneurs

14 March 2017

The Chancellor upped taxes for the self-employed to tackle a growing trend of people using the tax advantages without generating growth, say experts.

'No such thing as closure' for Herald families, says bishop

Daniel Lamote (right) who was the safety officer at Zebrugge for P&O Ferries presented the bell of the Herald of Free Enterprise to the church.

06 March 2017

Hundreds of people packed into a church to pay their respects to the 193 who died when the Herald of Free Enterprise capsized 30 years ago today.


Lifeboat memories sought as £1m restoration begins

The Francis Forbes Barton has been brought back to its former home in Thanet

02 March 2017

An RNLI fundraiser is appealing for memorabilia and information about one of the country’s oldest surviving lifeboats since its return to Kent

Reaction swings both ways to golf tournament’s return

Darren Clarke wins The Open in 2011, the last time it was held at Royal St George's

23 February 2017

Hotels may already be fully booked but some residents and businesses are sceptical about the return of The Open to Sandwich


Don't let rate rises deter business says councillor

Shops on Whitstable High Street will face changes to business rates

14 February 2017

One of Kent’s most senior councillors has raised concerns that impending reforms to business rates will take large businesses away from the county.

Shoppers in a flap after seagull enters store

Poundland in Bouverie Place, Folkestone

12 February 2017

A seagull left shoppers in a flap after it entered a Poundland store and began crashing into wires causing signs to fall down.


‘Grandad’s workshop’ to worldwide trade

Design engineer Phil Lenney and senior technical manager Max Sheppard testing one of the starters on an engine. Picture: Gary Browne

02 February 2017

A little-known manufacturer is ready to go global with its life-saving product after quietly going about its work for 20 years.

Change model for 'new reality' of weak pound

A fall in the value of the pound since the EU referendum has boosted exports

31 January 2017

A business advisor said firms struggling with rising costs must look at their business model as the weakened value of the pound will be long term.

'Small increase' for house prices this year

Swanley and Bexley have been identified as property hot spots. Stock image

17 January 2017

Two of the county's prominent property developers believe house prices in Kent will move upwards in 2017 after a Brexit shock failed to materialise.

Awards open with a flurry

KEiBA 2017 launched at the Chatham Historic Dockyard despite snow flurries during rush hour

13 January 2017

Scores of businesses fought their way through snow for the launch of the most prestigious business awards in the county.


Research cash will make 'better mix of businesses'

Scientists in the Agalimmune labs at Discovery Park, Sandwich

29 November 2016

New funding for research and development will help address the lack of medium and large ciompanies in Kent, according to an business group ambassador.

Richard Branson sends his regards

Richard Branson during a visit to Dungeness. Picture: John Piddock

25 November 2016

The Virgin entrepreneur sent a video message to two former employees as they opened a new restaurant, with support from Kent artist Graham Clarke.

Why steel operations are returning to Kent

Sheerness steel mill

01 November 2016

The former manager of a Kent docks and steel works has talked about why the steel mills are poised to restart at the site next year.


New jets amid climb in luxury travel

The new Learjet 75 unveiled at Biggin Hill Airport

21 October 2016

Two private jets worth £14.5m have been unveiled by an aviation business flying high from the take off in demand for chartered air travel.

Maggots found crawling in Aldi beans

Dean Smith found maggots inside this tin of beans he brought from Aldi

19 October 2016

A father has told of his horror at finding insect larvae in Aldi food he was preparing for his baby daughter.


VIDEO: Youngsters' busker dance goes viral

A high five given to the girls

30 September 2016

Adorable footage of two children bopping along to the music of a popular busker has gone viral.

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