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Eco groups ready to fight huge greenfield development

The Green Party has reacted angrily to plans for holiday homes, a retirement village and a new home for Canterbury Rugby Club.

Schools 'not raising awareness' of apprenticeships

Teachers and parents remain a barrier to young people who may be interested in applying for an apprenticeship, according to training providers.

Regatta is off after more than 200 years

A popular regatta will not go ahead this year after organisers complained that bureaucracy and costs made the historic event "untenable".


Ex-footballer adds to trophy cabinet with hair clinic

A hair transplant clinic opened by a former football manager has won an award.

Historic hall's future saved

A 1930s dance hall is no longer under threat of demolition after plans for retirement flats were refused by on the grounds they were “unsustainable.”

Better than mum’s roast!

This pub has been named as one of the best in the country for a Sunday lunch.


Garden town being 'railroaded against community'

Plans for a 12,000 home garden town is being railroaded through against community wishes and will not serve local needs, Lib Dems say.


Awards deadline extended

Kent’s great companies have been given an extra chance to shine after the deadline for the county’s most prestigious business awards was extended.

'Severe cockroach infestation' sees business fined

A town centre food store found riddled with alive and dead cockroaches has been landed with a hefty fine by the council.


Sales up £1.1bn at defence giant

Weaponry and aircraft manufacturer BAE Systems grew underlying profitability by 7% last year and predicts increased government spending.


Reaction swings both ways to golf tournament’s return

Hotels may already be fully booked but some residents and businesses are sceptical about the return of The Open to Sandwich


New Aldi supermarket opens its doors

An Olympic gold medalist has opened a new budget supermarket.

Power station plans go on show

Plans to turn a former power station into a major port will be unveiled at a series of public exhibitions next month.

Second time lucky for Wetherspoon?

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon has resubmitted plans to reopen a disused pub after councillor turned them down last year.


Record year for ferry firm

DFDS has been untroubled by Brexit worries as it continued to post record earnings last year.


Shoppers' delight as M&S store opens

More than 100 eager shoppers turned out as M&S opened the doors of its newest Kent store this morning.

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