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Popular leisure centre at risk

The future of a popular leisure centre looks uncertain after a new operator pulled out of the takeover process, putting jobs at risk.

Union urges hospital bosses to honour pay rise

Members of GMB union have urged East Kent Hospital Trust to scrap their contract with Serco over disputes about pay.

Wine broker admits fraud

A wine broker said to have splashed the cash after defrauding investors out of hundreds of thousands of pounds has admitted his guilt.

Landlord offers £10k purse to fight journalist

Millionaire property tycoon and ex-pugilist Fergus Wilson has offered a KM reporter a £10,000 prize if he can last one round with him.


‘Super council’ plan in doubt

Three out of four local authorities voted on a possible merger in what was the biggest decision of its kind in decades.


Guilds to help address skills gap

Kent County Council has created eight teams of experts in different industries to encourage young people to begin a career in those sectors.

Council sells off start-up workshops

Businesses are facing an uncertain future after a council decided to auction off more than 20 units.

Public consultation starts on colleges merger

Proposals are on the table for Canterbury College and East Kent College to become one by August.

Paramount timescale 'fairytale thinking'

Businesses facing upheaval from a future Paramount resort in Kent have accused developers of “woefully underestimated” the work involved to move them.


Care charity scoops top honour

The Kenward Trust has been named the Kent Charity of the Year.

Wine broker 'defrauded investors out of almost £500k'

A wine broker lived a life of luxury after cold-calling customers and cheating them out of almost half a million pounds, a court heard.

Warning after rise in rural thefts

Police have told farmers to secure valuable equipment after a rise in tractor and trailer thefts.


Self-employed welcome Chancellor's Budget U-turn

Politicians and entrepreneurs breathed a sigh of relief after the Chancellor made an unexpected U-turn on plans to raise taxes on the self-employed.


Dole claimants surge

The number of people on unemployment benefits in Kent grew at the fastest rate in more than a year last month.


Student landlords may be targeted for business rates

A cash-strapped council believes student landlords could be prospering at the expense of the city and may face calls to pay a charge.


Taxes up for 'not taking the risks'

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

MP congratulates big-hearted national winners

An independent financial advisory was visited by the Defence Secretary after becoming the first victor in a campaign looking for firms with big hearts

Motorsport legend John Surtees dies aged 83

Former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees has died peacefully in hospital, it has been announced.


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