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Hornby is based in Discovery Park in Sandwich

New boss warns on profits

A toy maker's new chief executive revealed his first strategic move with a warning about profitability - as his interim chairman plans to step down.

New shop to open at former Woolies

A town's former Woolworths store is to be taken over next month, creating 40 new jobs.


JD Sports ready to open

JD Sports is set to open its doors tomorrow

A sports shop is getting set to open the doors to its newest store in Kent.


Supermarket giant pulls store plans

Asda has pulled out of the Sheppey supermarket plan

Asda has pulled out of plans to build a new supermarket on the edge of a housing estate.


Marks & Spencer plans big new store

Marks and Spencer is set to open another store

Marks & Spencer is to open a major new store after Waitrose pulled out of a development.


Jobs on offer at new store

BHS closed in 2016

A new value fashion chain is set to open in a former BHS store and it is looking for staff.

New funding bid for town centre

An artist's impression of the planned new Market Square. Picture courtesy of Hartwell Architects

A business group is trying again to get a grant to provide a new-look square.


Homesense store to create 25 jobs

The Homesense store near Tunbridge Wells

A discount homeware shop will open inside a TK Maxx store before the end of the month.

Toys recalled over safety fears

Parents are being warned to return a potentially dangerous toy amid concerns about its safety.


Harbour shops could be open for winter

Renovation work at Folkestone Harbour Station

The long-awaited redevelopment of a town seafront is gathering pace with food and drink outlets expected to open within months.


Kent's vineyards harvest crops

The county's chalky soil is similar to the champagne regions of France, says a local producer keen to expand production.


Ex-BrewDog boss heads to Chapel Down

Gareth Bath will be managing director of beer at Chapel Down

A winemaker has hired a former director at Scottish craft ale company BrewDog to head up its beer operations as it prepares to launch a new brewery.

Kent's biggest office in 20 years nears completion

The new building is at the Dover Place car park

Construction of the biggest office block seen in the county for two decades is almost complete.


'Hobby expert' to lead Hornby

Hornby makes model railways

Troubled toy firm Hornby has hired the boss of a model car manufacturer as its new chief executive.


Chocolate bars recalled amid plastic fears

One woman stole chocolate bars. Picture: GettyImages

Kent sweet eaters are being told to check their cupboards for chocolates... after a supermarket batch was recalled.


Lidl announces store plans

Lidl logo

German food chain Lidl has revealed plans for a new shop which would create 40 jobs.


Discount retailer set to open

Home Bargains is to open a £1 million store. Stock image

A discount retailer is set to open its latest £1 million store to customers.


Work begins on £18m packhouse

Construction work has begun on an £18 million packhouse for Berry Gardens

A fruit packing warehouse set to create 500 jobs is expected to open in two years after construction got underway.

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