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Railway station reopens after £2.6m refurb

Builders have been upgrading a station over the last nine months and it has reopened today.


End of an era for high street shop

The former home to WJ Cox printworks and stationers has gone on the market

A Victorian building in the heart of a town is up for sale for the first time since the mid 1800s.

Toilet bar promising glamour

An artist's impression of how the new Privy venue will look

A bar, which has been fashioned from an old toilet block, is to be transformed into one of Kent's hottest new nightspots.


She Who Bakes' tips for building a baking empire

Britt Whyatt of She Who Bakes has written her first business book

Baking guru Britt Whyatt has published her first book - and it's the one she wishes she'd had when she started out in business.

Manager who stole £250,000 ordered to repay £1

The premises of Emmerich (Berlon) Ltd in Kingsnorth Industrial Estate, Ashford

A woman who siphoned off money from workplace to pay for her lifestyle will only pay back a nominal fee because she has no sellable assets.


£600m tram plan stops revealed

Transport campaigners are proposing the KenEx Thames Transit, which would provide an alternative to the Dartford Crossing and Lower Thames Crossing connecting Kent and Essex

Plans for a tram route linking north Kent and Essex took a step forward this week as project bosses released a map charting its proposed stops.


Making women feel comfortable in the work place

Bosses have been warned they are leaving themselves open to legal action if they do not put policies in place to support women going through the menopause

Bosses in the county need to wake up to the impact of the menopause at work or face legal action, a leading lawyer on the condition has warned.

Man behind a great day out

At a corporate event for the England v Argentina match in November, Hospitality Finder managing director Mike Dunderdale, Rugby World Cup winners Lawrence Dallaglio and Mike Tindall and ex-England player and former Maidstone Boys Grammar School pupil David Flatman

With the help of some sporting legends, an entrepreneur has made his firm the UK's fastest-growing independent corporate events company.

Loss of office space could cost jobs

Commercial premises in town centres like Maidstone are increasingly being converted into housing

Changes to planning rules allowing offices to be converted into flats are forcing businesses to look elsewhere to set up shop.

Grand events venue could be sold by council

Take That tribute band Rule the World performed at the Kings Hall in 2015

A popular entertainment venue in council ownership for more than 100 years may be sold to save money.


Santander to close High Street branch

The bank is closing 22 branches across the country.

Warning over border controls if no trade deal reached

Border Force officials. Picture: Library image

A government assumption there will be a free trade agreement after Brexit is "borderline reckless", MPs have warned.


Benefits 'struggle' predicted for roll-out

Sara Jones of Swale Citizens Advice

Charities predict there could be problems as new benefits system is rolled out.


Buy-to-let investors 'swallowing unpleasant cocktail'

Fergus Wilson's lettings criteria is being considered by a court.

The chief executive of the county’s largest buy-to-let lender has attacked government policy for squeezing the income of amateur landlords.


New store set to open

Ashford Outlet Picture: Tony Flashman

A new shop will be opening in this popular shopping centre.


Civic Centre proposals get the go-ahead

An artist's impression of the proposed civic centre from Calverley Grounds

Councillors will press ahead with proposals for an £86 million civic centre and theatre scheme.

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