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Big screen rival welcomed

The boss of a tiny cinema wants a giant competitor to move into his town.


McDonald's to close for four weeks

McDonald's will close for one month.

A busy McDonald's restaurant will close for one month to undergo a six-figure sum renovation.


Restaurant pulls out of major leisure project

Frankie and Benny's have several outlets in Kent

Frankie and Benny's will no longer be part of a new £53 million development.


'Homely to hipster' - pub's new look divides community

Dan Smith

One pub chef has cooked up a storm after his revamped venue split locals... but lured in Londoners.


Mexican eatery to open its doors within a fortnight

Tacos Locos will be in the former Bull Inn pub in Sittingbourne High Street.

An opening date for a long-awaited Mexican restaurant in Sittingbourne High Street has been revealed.


New owners sought for village pub

Adrian Oliver at the Freewheel pub, Graveney

A popular pub brought back to life two years ago will close unless a new buyer comes forward.

Luxury film experience opens to cinema-goers

The new luxury auditoriums at Bluewater Showcase cinema de Lux

Cinema-goers can now put their feet up as they watch the latest blockbusters in reclining seats at the newest cinema screens to open.


Beer festival hunts for new home after venue calls time

Friends chat over a beer at a previous Kent Beer Festival held at Merton Farm in Canterbury

Organisers of one of county's top beer festivals face race to find new home ahead of July event.


Fast food restaurant applies for drive thru

McDonald's have submitted an application seeking permission from Dartford council to add a drive thru lane to its premises.

A McDonald's restaurant is bidding for a new drive-through lane as part of its refit.


Viewings at entertainment venue held as sale is criticised

The King's Hall has been owned by the council for more than 100 years

The popular entertainment venue has been owned by the council for more than 100 years, but could be sold as it runs at a loss.


Bid to buy bingo club site rejected

Mecca Bingo in Ashford town centre

An attempt by Ashford council to purchase the town's Mecca Bingo premises has been turned down.


Golf course work rips out natural woodland

The golf course has been churned up, picture Tony Broad.

Golfers and wildlife lovers are upset by work being carried out at a golf course.


Destination Kent poised for return

The 2018 edition of Destination Kent will be released before Easter

A guide to family days out and the best-kept secrets in the county is due to launch before Easter.

Pub closing for £900,000 overhaul will have new name

Earls will be closed until April

The name Earls is to disappear from Maidstone's pub scene as big changes are planned.


Escape room plans unveiled

Shakespeare Centre - the new site for Kent's latest escape room

An escape room will be the latest addition to Kent's growing array of unusual attractions.


High Street bank could become Mexican eatery

Plans have been submitted to change the NatWest building into a Mexican restaurant

A bank which shut as part of a nationwide closure programme could soon become a "high-end" nightspot.


Burger chain restaurants face closure

Byron Burger is restructuring its restaurant chain. Pic: Byron Burger

A popular burger chain with restaurants in Kent is set to close as many as 20 branches as part of a restructuring plan.


Troubled nightspot gets new tenants

The Auction House in New Street

New tenants have taken over a troubled town centre nightspot - and their plans for the site have been revealed.

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