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New buyers of pub remains a mystery

A question mark still hangs over who the new buyers of a Kent pub and music venue are after Slug & Lettuce and Yates’ confirm it is not them.


Plans unveiled for former cinema site

The former ABC Cinema became a 'grot spot' of the town before the building was demolished

Plans have been submitted to redevelop the site of a former cinema which was demolished three years ago.


McDonald's rumours 'are untrue'

The Hole in the Roof in Queen Street, Deal

McDonald's is not to take over the Hole in the Roof pub, the burger restaurant chain has revealed.

Deal close for £15m car park makeover

The development would be built on William Street car park

Bosses behind a multi-million pound town centre regeneration say they are close to agreeing a deal to build a four-storey hotel on a car park.


Can't decide where to go on holiday?

Call the Midwife was shot at Chatham's Historic Dockyard. Picture: Laurence Cendrowicz

People are increasingly turning to their favourite television shows for inspiration on where to take a break - with places in Kent topping the list.

Kent County Show attracts 80,000

Massive crowds flocked to this year's Kent County Show, despite a serious accident which closed part of the M20 on the opening day.

On board Saga's new boutique cruise ship

On board the Saga Spirit of Discovery

Kent holiday firm reveals the wall-to-wall luxury guests will enjoy on the Spirit of Discovery

Holiday firm Cosmos takes new direction

Cosmos now offers worldwide tours

Family-owned travel company offering a new range of worldwide holiday tours and adventures

Villagers save pub from closure

Chris Porter, two famous faces from the Muppet Show who helped promote the campaign and villagers who have saved the Harrow pub in Stockbury

Residents have something to drink about after clubbing together and raising more than £180,000 to buy their local watering hole.


Cheers! Here’s to pub of the year

Past and Present micropub landlord Dave Hallowell shows off the awards from CAMRA for Medway's best pub and best cider pub

The Past and Present micropub picked up two awards after being voted Medway CAMRA's pub of the year and cider pub of the year

Seafront pubs still unsold after five years on market

Two adjoining pubs overlooking a harbour remain unsold, after being on the market for five years.

New hope for some Dreamland creditors - but not all

Administrators have given new hope for Dreamland creditors

A multi-million pound investment in one of Kent's biggest attractions could help ensure some creditors get their money back.


Adventure park set for green light

A digital illustration of the site

Plans for a new adventure park are to be discussed by councillors this week.


Paramount’s global theme park plans in doubt

The 'Myths and Legends Castle' at the entertainment resort

The shock split between Paramount Pictures and the developers of a theme park in Kent had been on the cards for several months.


Theatre boss to retire

Marlowe Theatre director Mark Everett

The director of Kent’s largest theatre, who oversaw its £25.6 million redevelopment, is retiring after 23 years in the role.

Community finally seals purchase of pub

Supporters to turn The Harrow Pub into a community pub gather outside the premises in Stockbury near Sittingbourne.

Villagers who joined forces in an effort to buy their local pub have finally completed its purchase.


Arts festival celebrates £1 million boost

The festival has become a key event in the arts calendar

An two-yearly festival that has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the country's top arts events has won £1 million backing.

Pub refurb offers new dining experience

The Jenny Wren pub and restaurant in Sittingbourne has reopened after a three-week refurbishment project.

A popular pub and restaurant has reopened following a major three-week revamp.


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