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Big additions at shopping centre

Four extra cinema screens, three restaurants, and two new leisure attractions will open at Kent's biggest shopping centre.


Sales up £1.1bn at defence giant

Weaponry and aircraft manufacturer BAE Systems grew underlying profitability by 7% last year and predicts increased government spending.


New Aldi supermarket opens its doors

An Olympic gold medalist has opened a new budget supermarket.

Lottery ticket complaint sparks investigation

Camelot has confirmed it has suspended a National Lottery retailer from selling tickets and scratch cards.


Shoppers' delight as M&S store opens

More than 100 eager shoppers turned out as M&S opened the doors of its newest Kent store this morning.


Ice cream firm's Morrisons deal

A hand-made ice cream maker has signed a deal to stock its products in one of the UK's largest supermarkets.

Thousands to visit trade show

More than 15,000 people are expected at a three-day tools exhibition this weekend.

M&S Foodhall opens today

An M&S superstore will be the first shop to open at a new retail park.

Hard work pays off as takeaway reopens

Owners of a town centre takeaway have reopened their business little more than a year after it was destroyed by a fire.

Print firm announces 85 job losses

A struggling printing company plans to make 85 redundancies as it continues to seek a buyer to rescue the 136-year old business.


Coffee shop companies in talks over seafront plot

Two popular coffee firms are in talks with owners of a prime seafront spot about taking over a new shop.


The White Company expands

Homeware retailer the White Company is nearly doubling the size of its store at a shopping centre.

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.

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.


REVEALED: Changes to shopping centre expansion plans

Plans to extend a popular shopping centre are pushing forward - with some changes.


Debt collection threat over late DVDs from 1990s

A video shop boss has threatened film fans with debt collectors over unpaid fines on DVDs returned late last century.


New Poundland after £11m retail park sale

Poundland is to open a big new store following a takeover and the £11 million sale of a retail park.


Lidl to open

Discount groceries chain Lidl will open a new store at the end of the year now planning consent has been given.

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