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It has been a difficult year for arable farmers in Kent

Record harvest 'ruined by weather'

Heavy rain has caused havoc with the harvest for many wheat growers in Kent.

Firms may overlook pupils with new GCSEs

Pupils collect their GCSE results from Highsted Grammar School in Sittingbourne last year

Pupils leaving school with new-style GCSE grades may have their CVs overlooked because employers are confused by the system, business leaders warned.


Council stands firm on demands for slip road

Abbey New Homes' plan for 120 homes off Woodnesborough Road in Sandwich - those in blue represent the 36 proposed affordable homes

The introduction of a slip road is the only way councillors will give their support to a major housing development.


University awards £1.7m contract despite late paperwork

Canterbury Christ Church University has defended hiring a security firm warned it would be dissolved after failing to file paperwork on time.

A security company won a three-year deal from a university but was then warned it would be dissolved if it did not submit accounts to Companies House.


Shoppers to cut bills for burning calories

People living in Ebbsfleet garden city could receive discounts on their shopping in exchange for exercising

People moving to a new garden city in Kent could get discounts off their shopping in exchange for exercising under new NHS plans.


My Anaconda does!, says Scottish government

The Anaconda wave energy converter being tested in Strathclyde

A company which is developing wave energy technology named the Anaconda has been awarded £727,000 to continue its development.

Business centre on coal mine gets go-ahead

The new business centre at the former Betteshanger colliery will cost £4.2 millon and create more than 700 jobs

A centre for small and medium-sized healthcare businesses on a former coal mine has been given the green light and is expected to create 700 jobs.


Housebuilder's profits up 30%

A Persimmon house at Timperley Place in Deal

Persimmon increased revenues to £1.66 billion in the first half of the year as the average sale price of its homes went up.


Deliveroo launches in another Kent town

Deliveroo already operates in Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, and Sevenoaks

Food delivery service Deliveroo will launch in another Kent town today.


Kent's dining nightmares

Pest control experts have been busy trying to get rodents away from restaurant and cafe kitchens. Picture: Thinkstock

Customers have reported seeing rats, mice and cockroaches at some of the county's best-known pubs, bakery chains and restaurants.


Kent woman 'Britain's oldest cleaner'

Marjorie Rose

A 94-year-old has been praised for her hard work as she shows no sign of giving up a job she's held for more than three decades.


Drop in migrant workers could make recruitment harder

There's been a decrease in migrant workers registering in Kent. Picture: Stock image

A post-Brexit drop in migrants could make it more difficult for jobs in Kent to be filled, say experts.

Neighbours fear drunken noise

Library image

A student bar wants to increase its opening hours - but locals are not happy about the plans.


£15m dementia village could be UK first

The pioneering Hogeweyk dementia village in Holland

Plans are being drawn up for a "dementia village" - complete with cinema, convenience store and village square.


Ever had a coffee on a minesweeper?

The former HMS Tongham, a Royal Navy minesweeper, has been bought by Chris Beer and Janet Fischer

A former Royal Navy ship is being transformed into one of the country's most unusual coffee houses.


Cooking up a vegan storm on the pub grub menu

Stephanie Hinton cooks up a vegan storm at Drakes in Maidstone. Picture: John Westhrop

From farm girl to free-from foods: vegan chef Stephanie Hinton is branching out into the world of pub grub.


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