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Town centre cinema and leisure complex takes stride forward

Topping out ceremony takes place on multi-million pound development as opening date nears


Kent firm makes four-foot-tall trophy

A firm from Kent has been showing off a giant trophy it was tasked with making for one of the biggest games in motorsport.


Game over for arcade owners after nearly 30 years

A seafront arcade and nightclub is expected to be converted into a restaurant after being sold.


Costa and vets to go next to giant Bunnings store

Five new stores including a giant Bunnings warehouse will be built next to a Costa coffee and vets if plans to extend a retail park are approved.


Success is about putting staff in the picture

A designer children's clothes seller is showing online retail does not have to be done in drab warehouses to be successful.

Bestway snaps up Bargain Booze and Wine Rack

Food wholesaler Bestway has saved 2,000 jobs after buying the retail arm of Conviviality in a £7 million deal.

Lucky unicorn nipples could hit the high street

An entrepreneur is hoping his furry teats of good fortune will be a hit in gadget shops.


Butchers facing eviction after 40 years

A village butchers is facing eviction after its landlord upped rent by more than 50% with no explanation.


Bookshop devastated by fire finally re-opens

A store which was destroyed in a suspected arson attack that caused £5 million of damage is now serving customers again.


Fruit and veg - how it used to be sold

A plastic packaging free grocery store promises a return to old time shopping habits.

Time to make a move

The largest pre-owned watch retailer in the UK aims to find a new home in Kent within the next six months as it aims to expand overseas.

Takeover of frozen food firm given go-ahead

A US food giant has completed its takeover of a wholesaler in the county after being given the all-clear by competition authorities.

Ice cream boss no mug after cool move into crockery

A luxury ice cream maker is branching out with the launch of a kitchenware range.

Pudding pioneers launch liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour

A pioneering pudding company is to open a liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour at a popular Kent shopping centre.

Council splashes cash on shops in different borough

A council has spent £1 million on town centre shops in a different borough.


Supermarkets blamed for closure of greengrocer

The owners of a fruit and veg shop which is closing after 70 years are urging shoppers to support small independent traders - or lose them.


£90 million development is on schedule

The work at this shopping centre, to add an extra 50 new units and a living wall, is still on schedule to be completed next year.


Bargain Booze owner to appoint administrators

The owner of Bargain Booze is set to fall into administration putting 2,500 jobs at risk.


Card designer in takeover

A greeting card publisher has bought a rival firm for an undisclosed sum after its owner decided to retire.

New Look confirms Kent store closures

Troubled clothing retailer New Look is to push ahead with the closure of 60 stores, including two in the county, with the loss of 980 jobs.

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