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Late bid to save popular Kent festival

A high-profile business boss has pledged money to help save a festival from being drastically scaled back following a string of complaints.


McDonald's reopens after £1m revamp

Table service, made-to-order burgers, tablets to access Facebook and digital ordering are just some of the new additions to the fast food restaurant.


New dessert restaurant set to open

A date has been announced for a brand new dessert restaurant to open at a busy shopping centre.


Artist saves community group from bailiffs

A prominent Kent artist has donated an expensive painting to help save a not-for-profit arts group from the bailiffs.

Iconic sign restored at theme park

This Kent attraction has had a face lift on an original sign.


Plans for former pub resubmitted

A former pub is set to become accommodation for eight people, if new plans are accepted by the council.


Dickens' home for sale... for cool £5m

Bleak House - the seven-bedroom home where Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield - is up for sale.


Stones stand to open

Maidstone's £750,000 North Stand opens on Tuesday night - here's the story behind it.


Paramount timescale 'fairytale thinking'

Businesses facing upheaval from a future Paramount resort in Kent have accused developers of “woefully underestimated” the work involved to move them.


Plea for power station to become leisure site

Two years ago it was a working power station, now one businessman wants to hold concerts, football matches and history exhibitions in this building.


Race circuits' partnership

Rallycross circuit Lydden Hill and karting track Buckmore Park have become commercial partners for the 2017 season.

Club unveils new stand and hotel

The redevelopment of the home of a promotion-chasing Kent football team is set to continue this summer.

East Kent marina plan sunk by cost

A scheme for a £18 million marina has been scuppered after a report concluded it was financially risky.

Village launch share scheme to buy pub

Campaigners who saved a pub from development are inviting people to enter into a community share scheme to help them reopen it.

Restaurant to open in historic quay after five-year fight

Controversial plans for a restaurant, gallery and museum in a historic creekside building have been given the go-ahead after a five-year battle.


Tranquil setting of barn site tempts new owners

A 6.24 acre site with a popular family venue on it has been snapped up for a six figure sum by a couple, two entrepreneurs, from Essex.

New club set to open in town

A twin-room night club will open its doors at the end of the month.


Historic pub for sale

An old watering hole, which has been closed since earlier this year, is now on the market.

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