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Job losses as telecoms company eyes administration

Dozens of staff have been made redundant at a telecommunications company after the taxman announced its intention to take it to court.


Jobs fair at luxury childrenswear company

Childrensalon sells designer childrenswear

A children’s designer clothes retailer is on a recruitment drive as it hosts its second in-house jobs fair.

Town's £4m boost to cut congestion

The Nocutts roundabout at Bearsted Road could be upgraded

Two notorious roundabouts near the M20 are to be upgraded as part of attempts to attract more business and jobs.


Staff 'offered bonuses' to encourage women to have abortions

A pregnant woman. Library picture

Staff raised concerns with health inspectors about targets they felt incentivised them to encourge patients to go through with abortions.


Pipe dream a reality and creating jobs

Synecore is now launching a plumbing and drainage division

A mechanical and electrical contractor is getting wet by launching a plumbing and drainage division, set to create 15 jobs over two years.


More young people on unemployment benefits

Fewer people are on the dole in Kent

Unemployment remained static across Kent last month but there was a surge in young people claiming.


Takeover at tyre dealer

Watling Tyres is under new ownership

A £25 million tyre seller and MOT centre business with branches across Kent is under new ownership.

Foreign lorry drivers lead the way in fines

Lorry driver. Picture: Thinkstock

Calls are growing for more rest stops for lorry drivers after it emerged hundreds of foreign hauliers are failing to take enough breaks.


Clap hands! Here comes Charlie

Young estate agent Charlie Craddock is the pride of his office after packing boxes on his days off to help an elderly house-mover.

Kent's newest Aldi store opens

An Olympic silver medallist helped launch the newest branch of a discount supermarket today.


Fancy making a living from witchcraft?

Caroline Hardinges is offering apprenticeships in witchery

A Kent woman has launched a scheme to help people become real-life sorcerers.


'Deputy PM' admits Britain would be better in EU

Ashford MP Damian Green

A Kent MP and top aide to the Prime Minister has admitted Britain would be better off staying in the European Union.


Firm poised to take on key Kent health contract

The move comes at a time of cutbacks. Picture: Getty Images/Hemera

A firm is poised to take over a contract - worth nearly a million pounds - to provide support for GP-led health groups in the county.


Harbour shops could be open for winter

Renovation work at Folkestone Harbour Station

The long-awaited redevelopment of a town seafront is gathering pace with food and drink outlets expected to open within months.


Hotels sold in multi-million pound property deal

Bridgewood Manor Hotel.

Two luxury Kent hotels have been sold as part of a multi-million pound property deal.


Kent's Apprentice hopeful: 'I wanted to win'

Kent's Apprentice contestant Danny Grant has spoken about his early exit from the show, and the surreal experience of watching himself on television.


Charity warns of cuts to services

Services could be cut at Age UK’s Faversham and Sittingbourne branches

Bosses at a charity for older people say jobs could be at risk as a result of falling donations.


Fewer vacancies as apprenticeship levy bites

East Kent College and Canterbury College principal Graham Razey

Fewer young people are taking apprenticeships because big employers are opting to train their present staff instead, official figures indicate.

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