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Shock as staff told jobs at risk

Scores of staff have entered a redundancy consultation at a well-known boiler installation company as it looks to axe 30 jobs amid heavy losses.


Technology firm's new chairman

A former group managing director of Kwik Fit has been made chairman of a loss-making electronic component distributor.

Pay rise for Kent's prison officers

Prison officers in Kent jails are set to get an immediate pay rise as part of a £12m package to improve prisons, the Justice Secretary has announced.


Strong start for new crematorium

More than 150 bookings have been made for services at Gravesend Crematorium and Cemetery since it opened last month.


Minimum wage offenders 'named and shamed'

The government has revealed the names of six Kent firms that have failed to pay workers the full national minimum wage.


New round of Southern strikes planned

Union bosses have announced another round of strikes on Southern trains after talks broke down on a new deal yesterday.


Jump in those seeking work

There has been a sharp rise in the number of people on unemployment benefits in Kent.


Don't let rate rises deter business says councillor

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

Herald the ‘culture’ at your firm

Green companies can show they run a business that “does things right” at the largest business awards in Kent.

National chains confirm store opening dates

Opening dates have been confirmed for two eargerly-awaited new stores that will create a jobs boost at a Kent retail park.


Embattled charity's chairman steps down

The chairman of a young people’s charity which trebled its deficit last year is to step down after five years.

Super council plan 'destructive'

The merger of authorities in Thanet, Canterbury, Dover, and Shepway would be disastrous, according to a top official.


Council tax bills to rise 4%

Kent representatives have backed a "high risk" budget, despite suggestions residents are being charged more for poorer services.


Sir John: A countryman who spoke up for farming

Sir John Wells who represented Maidstone in the Commons for 28 years has died.


Ten staff members lost at cash-strapped charity

A hospice that needs to make £574,000 of cuts has announced 10 members of staff are to be made redundant.


Sports hub nearly set for kick-off

Building work on a long-awaited sports hub is set to start in the spring, it has been revealed.

Second chance for Kent Medical Campus

Councillors have again approved plans for an extensive medical campus set to create 3,300 jobs.

Kent projects receive £34.2m

The Government is to inject cash into nine schemes across Kent to help create jobs.

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