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Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has approved plans to build commercial space at Northfleet Embankment East on the banks of the River Thames

Commercial land given green light

Plans for a new employment scheme have been given the go-ahead at a new garden city.


Watchdog takes legal action against property mogul

Landlord Fergus Wilson

The UK's human rights watchdog has launched legal action against a controversial landlord over his ban on "battered wives" 'and coloureds'.


Litter wardens rake in 'bonuses'

The litter wardens in Ashford High Street

A litter warden boasted of making nearly £1,000 in ‘bonuses’ while patrolling the streets, an investigation has revealed.


Jobless numbers revealed

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent has fallen

About 50 people left the dole queue in Kent last month but the total is up more than 1,000 compared to a year ago.

'Cold cots' maker prepares to export

Bond Group finance director Paula Edwards and sales and marketing director Phil Proudman - pic: Rachel Luckhurst photography

A refrigeration firm which has made a cot for families with stillborn babies has received inquiries from around the world after work with a charity.

Pennock handed Gills job

Gillingham head coach Ady Pennock Picture: Ady Kerry

Ady Pennock has been handed the job of Gillingham head coach for next season - with Peter Taylor returning to head up player recruitment.


Cabinet reshuffle after election victory

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter

A council leader has shaken up his cabinet after a resounding election victory.


Flash Sale for knockout team building challenge

The Cornwallis It's a Knockout Challenge will put teams through a dozen foam-filled challenges.

A flash sale is offering a £100 discount for Kent businesses booking a team building day at the Cornwallis It’s A Knockout Challenge.

Award for apprentice

Kieron Smith, left, with Adam Turley of sponsor Marshalls

A plastering apprentice has been named a winner at the Young Tradesperson of the Year competition.

Loved historian and estate agent dies

The late Richard Filmer

Tributes are being paid around the country following the death of well-known and hugely respected historian, writer and estate agent.


'Brexit bombshell' dominates show

Kent Vision Live was expected to attract 3,000 visitors and had 300 exhibiting companies

Britain leaving the EU was the hot topic of the largest business exhibition in the South East, which attracted a few celebrities.

Health centre placed in special measures

Willesborough Health Centre. Credit: Google Maps

A health centre has been put into special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).


Finalists revealed for Kent's top business awards

KEiBA entrants are celebrated at a gala awards night

The 50 finalists for KEiBA 2017 have been revealed after the most prestigious business awards in the county received a record number of entries.


Have you enjoyed mega growth?

Companies can submit their accounts to be considered for the MegaGrowth 50 list

Growing businesses can be recognised among the fastest-growing privately-owned companies in the county in this year’s MegaGrowth 50.

Weak pound drives up prices

Pressure on sterling has led to higher import costs, which is likely to be passed on to consumers

The proportion of firms in Kent planning to increase prices is at its highest for nearly seven years.

Plenty of satisfaction for recruitment bosses

A long list of takeovers and a run in with Mick Jagger have dotted the history of a recruitment firm which is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Kent investors 'richer than McCartney'

The De Haans are reportedly richer than Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell

The Sunday Times rich list for 2017 ranks these Kent businessmen as richer than Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney.

Neighbours oppose plans for new air ambulance base

The Hangar 10 base at Redhill

A new air ambulance base at one of Kent's airports will send property prices plummeting, neighbours have claimed.


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