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'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.


Video: No homes to rent if you have dogs

Jennie Delelis is looking for a rental home with her daughter. Pic by Brian Green

13 September 2016

A financial adviser says she has hit a brick wall trying to find a new home to rent with her daughter because landlords don't want her two dogs.


Video: New IMAX cinema set to go ahead

How the new front entrance could look. Pic submitted to Ashford Borough Council by Mountford Pigott

08 September 2016

Plans for Kent's second IMAX cinema are set to be given the green light by council planners as part of a multiplex expansion plan


Pask eager for starting role

Josh Pask in action for Gillingham at Southend Picture: Barry Goodwin

16 August 2016

Teenage defender Josh Pask insists he’s not at Gillingham to make up the numbers.


Video: Rockstar supports teen's cancer battle

14 August 2016

Bryan Adams supported the ongoing fundraising efforts of a teenager hoping to pay for cancer treatment in New York at his concert


Absolutely Folkestone, darling!

The picture of the Absolutely Fabulous duo wearing the kaftans is on display in Jean's shop

08 July 2016

Two iconic garments worn by Absolutely Fabulous stars Patsy and Eddy in their newly released film were designed in Folkestone.

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