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KM's Year of Walking will benefit both the walk to school campaign and high profile leisure events such as the KM Charity Walk.

Opportunity for businesses to show they care

The launch of KM's Year of Walking gives companies the chance to show they care about the county by backing a high profile community campaign.

Teen entrepreneur targeting youth opportunities

Matthew Bridger, Managing Director Folkestone Business Hub

After facing own struggles, a teenage businessman has set up a social enterprise to help other youths find success.

Unemployment continues downward despite surge in women

There were fewer people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent in July

Dole queues shortened marginally in Kent last month but growing numbers of women began claiming.


Wilko jobs at risk

Wilko has begun redundancy talks with staff, including those in its Kent stores

A discount retailer with at least 17 branches in Kent confirms it has begun redundancy talks with staff.


Hear from entrepreneur of the year

Sleeping Giant Media chief executive Luke Quilter

A digital marketing expert will share the secrets of marketing success at a business exhibition.

Celebs line up for hair treatment centre

KSL Hair in Maidstone treated former X Factor contestant and I'm A Celebrity... runner up Jake Quickenden

A hair transplant clinic is becoming the “company of choice for celebrities” after treating former X Factor star Jake Quickenden.


MP's directorship follows husband's 'brush with cancer'

Helen Grant MP

An MP has vowed to give a "significant proportion" of her payment for working for a technology firm to help local charities.


We’re daring to be different

Chapel Down chief executive Frazer Thompson

The boss of a Kent winemaker believes the key to success is doing something no one else can do as it prepares to open a new brewery.

Couple face trial at Lithuanian court

Jackie Judge and Darrell Houghton

A couple allegedly involved with the trafficking and exploitation of Lithuanian men at a Kent farm will face trial in the eastern European country.


Business catches bad dose of Brexit blues

A container is unloaded at Sheerness Docks. Picture: Maria Clarke

Sales expectations were at record lows across Kent in the second quarter while exporters faced a mixed bag despite a weak pound.

Seventy-five bed care home gets go ahead

An artist's impression of the finished care home

Plans to built a 75-bed 'halfway house' at Kent Medical Campus have been given the go ahead.


Kent could get ferry services to Poland

The Port of Ramsgate

A foreign company has opened talks with a local authority to potentially provide passenger and cargo services to a city on the Baltic coast.


Revealing the real rental price

MyTripCar compares car rental companies across the globe

A nasty experience with a foreign car hire company led a marketing director into a career trying to stop others suffering the same fate.

'No question' changes will put up costs

Deliveroo wants the government to update employment law to tackle the issues regarding the gig economy

A radical overhaul of workers’ rights in the burgeoning gig economy could leave small businesses in Kent facing additional costs, it has been claimed.


More than 100,000 call for wildlife boss to quit

Michael Bax is said to allow pheasant shooting on his farm

A Kent animal welfare protection officer has been called not a 'fit and proper person' to do the job for allowing hunting on his land.


Businessman convicted of major fuel theft conspiracy

The theft happened just outside the grounds of Chevening House. Picture: Matthew Black

A businessman has been convicted of a conspiracy to steal fuel from underground pipelines - including at Nick Clegg's former home.

Olympic welcome for new DIY store

Celebrating Kent's first Bunnings Warehouse opening in Folkestone. Picture: Chris Davey

An Olympic champion led the celebrations as a DIY chain opened its first store in Kent today.

New pub owners revealed

The Hole in the Roof in Queen Street, Deal

The new owners of a popular pub and music venue previously known as The Hole in the Roof have been revealed.

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