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The development has been compared to Eastwell Manor in Boughton Aluph

Luxury hotel plus 150 villas planned

A country manor hotel and up to 150 villas could be coming to the county following plans from Chinese developers.


Fleet owner to continue funding

Ebbsfleet chairman Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi Picture: Andy Payton

Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi is not about to stop bankrolling Ebbsfleet United any time soon.


Curry house named best in South East

A chicken curry. Thinkstock Image Library

A Kent curry house has been crowned the best in the region.


Holiday Extras secures takeover

Chauntry chief technology officer Ray Vaughan, Holiday Extras Group chief executive Matthew Pack, Chauntry chief executive Theresa Hughes and Holiday Extras founder and non-executive director Gerry Pack celebrate after signing the acquisition deal outside a new building on the Holiday Extras campus, due to open next June

HolidayExtras.com, the airport parking and hotels company, has taken over a booking systems business.

Cool deal for fast-food fridge firm

McDonald's in Canterbury

A refrigeration and air conditioning business which serves McDonald's, Nando’s and KFC has secured a £3 million funding package.

Takeaways score 1 out of 5 for food hygiene

Sunshine Grill in Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone

The latest probe into food hygiene standards in south Kent has given two takeaways ratings of just one out of five.

Domino's aiming to deliver new store

A Domino's sign. Credit: Domino's Pizza Group Ltd.

A new takeaway branch could be coming to a street near you, if Domino's have their way.


A burger king at McDonald’s

McDonald's franchise boss Paul Crocker

An entrepreneur has built up a group of 17 McDonald’s franchises across Kent after growing sales by about 10% a year for more than a decade.


Investors struggle to explain Saga

Saga chief executive Lance Batchelor at the company's headquarters in Enbrook Park, Sandgate

In an exclusive interview, the boss of Saga talks about winning over shareholders, its tourism growth plans and why the firm is shielded from Brexit.

Tax nibbles away at pub chain’s profits

Brian Keeley-Whiting runs Whiting & Hammond

Pub chain Whiting & Hammond has relaunched one of its bars damaged in a fire but has warned changes to business rates may impact profits.

Fleet revenue set to soar

Ebbsfleet celebrate a goal in front of the new main stand Picture: Andy Payton

Ebbsfleet’s new main stand opens for business on Saturday and commercial director Dave Archer says it will transform the club.

Stones dismay at lease-only land offer by council

Maidstone United plans to expand the stadium

There was disappointment for Maidstone United's redevelopment plans after councillors only offered land next to the club's stadium by leasehold.


'Turnaround king' to lead theatre trust

One of the country’s top stage directors and producers has been named as the first chair of a new trust set to run Kent’s largest theatre.

Historic pub up for sale for £1.2m

The Cinque Port Arms

An historic High Street pub is up for sale for £1.2m following reports of ‘poor health’ in the family.


Hotel veteran takes charge

Nick Gauntlett has been hired as executive director of the Hythe Imperial Hotel

A new boss is taking charge of a hotel as it nears the end of a multi-million pound, four-year refurbishment.

Town centre to get first micropub

Donna Hartridge outside the shop in West Street, Sittingbourne, which is to become micro-pub

Real ale is the way to go, says woman behind micropub.


Only Fools star pulls first pint in new-look village pub

Jonathan Neame and Patrick Murray, who played Mickey Pearce in Only Fools and Horses, at the reopening

An Only Fools and Horses star reopened his village pub following a £200,000 refurbishment and led regulars in a spontaneous singalong.


Plans to transform racing circuit

The planned new grandstand at Lydden Hill Race Circuit. Picture courtesy of Alexander Sedgley architects

A £6 million scheme to revamp a motor race circuit is being developed.

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