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KIMS Hospital chief executive Simon James in one of the operating rooms

Patients bypassing NHS give private hospital first profit

A private hospital made its first monthly profit since launching four years ago as growing numbers of patients bypassed the NHS and paid for treatment

Drug firm told to change its ad for Beauty Shot drink

Pfizer has a base in Sandwich

Pfizer has been forced to amend one of its adverts after it was found to be making an unauthorised health claim.


Science Park in robust health, says site chief

Novartis is at the Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne

The site director of Kent Science Park says it has “not been healthier” despite announcements of job losses last year.


APC in takeover after return to profit

APC Technology's head office in Rochester Airport Estate

An electronic components distributor has announced the takeover of a rival firm after making its first annual profit in three years.

Wildlife concerns over UK's biggest solar farm

An 890-acre solar farm has been proposed near Graveney. Picture: Thinkstock

Proposals to build an 890-acre solar farm could impact birds and wildlife in the area.


Scaffold in bacteria could be biofuel breakthrough

Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity

Scientists in Kent believe they could reduce reliance on fossil fuels after finding a way to increase productivity in cells used to make biofuels.

Turnover record for comms supplier

From left, Oliver Stell, Emily Bentley, Tony Snaith and John Toal of Communicate Technology

An IT and telecoms firm broke the £1 million sales barrier for the first time in the third quarter of the year.

Tech distributor completes turnaround

APC Technology's head office in Rochester Airport Estate

An electronic components and lighting distributor has returned to profitability after a two-year restructure which involved cutting staff numbers.

Views sought on Britain's biggest solar farm

The site of the proposed Cleve Hill Solar Park

The first stage of a consultation to cover 890 acres of Kent farmland in solar panels begins today.


Profits decimated as solar industry put ‘on its knees’

Moss Electrical is a wholesaler

An electrical wholesaler which supplies solar panels had its profits decimated after the government removed renewable energy subsidies.

Dozens of jobs on the line

Novartis is at the Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne

More than 70 employees have been told their jobs are under threat after a company announced it intends to close a Kent branch.


Young people 'key' to industrial strategy success

Investment in training young people is essential to the success of the industrial strategy, according to SELEP

The government must focus on skills if its new industrial strategy launched this week is to work, according to a leading business figure.

Bid to offer first Kent medical degrees

A Kent medical school could help develop the surgeons of the future. Stock image.

Two Kent universities have today submitted a joint bid for government cash to fund medical student places in the county for the first time.


Britain's biggest solar farm could be built in Kent

The site of the proposed Cleve Hill Solar Park

Plans have been unveiled to blanket 890 acres of farmland with solar panels as part of a £400 million project.


Scientists unlock goodness of Omega-3 oils

Launch of AlgaeCytes laboratory at Discovery Park, Sandwich

A company that uses algae for health-promoting ingredients has expanded with a new laboratory.


Job losses as telecoms company eyes administration

True Telecom is based in Crossways Business Park in Dartford

Dozens of staff have been made redundant at a telecommunications company after the taxman announced its intention to take it to court.


Planning victory for Kent farm

Polytunnels like the ones used on Salmans Farm. Picture: Val Vannet

A Kent farmer is celebrating after learning he is being allowed to keep controversial tunnels that have angered locals.


School to test app which keeps pupils nearby

Pupils from Dartford Bridge Community Primary School with Dartford MP Gareth Johnson, left, and Hug Group founders Nick Charge, middle, and Andy Davies

A tech start-up aims to rid teachers of the stress of counting heads on school trips with a new app which triggers an alarm if any pupils wander off.

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