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All change for Kent stores as DIY giant sold for £1

After a botched effort to break into the UK market, the Australian owners of Bunnings and Homebase have bailed out.


College puts 320 jobs at risk

Staff could lose their jobs at a Kent college as it faces government funding cuts and rising costs.


Riverside pub set to re-open, with a new name, after £1.3m refit

Pub hopes that be making the most of its riverside location, it can pull in the crowds when it opens at the end of May

Unemployment: Kent's seventh straight rise

The number of people on unemployment benefits in Kent has increased for the seventh consecutive month.


Translation company snapped up by major UK player

Company will continue to operate 'as usual' following the takeover deal.

£3.6m office block to open - and all units already snapped up

Serviced office explosion underlined once more by take-up of latest development.

BT to scrap 13,000 jobs

BT has announced thousands of job cuts leaving staff in Kent offices facing uncertainty.

Recruitment agency changes hands and plans to relocate

Recruitment bosses say town offers plenty of opportunities for growth once Brexit arrives.

Family business MD nominated for top award

Boss of firm which specialises in helping family firms grow is on shortlist for top award.

Davina to cut ribbon on fitness centre

A health club will be officially opened by Davina McCall later this week.


Budget hotel chain reveals site plans

Travelodge has revealed the 12 towns where it aims to open new sites across Kent.


Ghosts of Kent's business past

Troubles have hit a host of top brands like Toys R Us, Maplin and Carpetright but Kent has a long history of big companies which have disappeared.


Legal firms confirm merger deal on May 1

A solicitors has agreed to merge with one of the county's longest running firms

Business complex continues to grow with more firms and jobs

Designated an Enterprise Zone, the complex is proving a popular destination on the site of the former drugs giant

All change at the top for busy Kent port

A new broom from Great Yarmouth has been shipped in to take over Kent docks.

Escape room wins top prize at inaugural business awards

Awards night took place on Friday, April 20, and was a celebration of district's top talent

Dole queues stretch out

More people began claiming unemployment benefits across the county last month.


Costa and vets to go next to giant Bunnings store

Five new stores including a giant Bunnings warehouse will be built next to a Costa coffee and vets if plans to extend a retail park are approved.


Carpetright to slash jobs and close stores

Struggling retail giant Carpetright is closing stores and slashing jobs, leaving staff in Kent facing uncertainty.


Council official's £247,207 pay-off

An authority has defended its actions after having to pay compensation to a senior official who lost his job.

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