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Government urged to reduce high speed rail fares

The government is to be urged to bring down the cost of Kent's high-speed rail service when it decides who should run the network from next year.


Developer pledges thousands to air show

The Red Arrows in action

A property mogul has pledged thousands of pounds to a town's air show, taking organisers close to their £100,000 target.

Bank holiday treat for burger lovers

Gourmet Burger Kitchen is set to open in Maidstone's Lockmeadow

Hotly-anticipated chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen will open in a Kent town in time for the bank holiday, creating 25 jobs.

Bun Penny luxury flats taken off market

The new seafront apartments still await their first occupants

Luxury apartments on the seafront site of the old Bun Penny pub still await their first occupants after a contractual dispute.

Train fares rise

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Off-peak train travellers will have to pay more for their trips on Southeastern services.


Opening of electronics store delayed

The new Maplin store

Shoppers will have to wait a little longer after the opening date for the new Maplin store in Sittingbourne was put back.


Creams to open in town

Creams cafe is coming to Sittingbourne.

People with a sweet tooth are in for a treat when the popular ice cream parlour Creams opens its doors.


Archive photograph of workers in the "furnace of hell"

Photos of Sheerness steel mill in its heyday taken by George Poules of Studio 137. This is of the melting pot

As Kent's only steel mill bites the dust we get sight of what it was really like toiling in conditions said to be "hotter than hell."

Student flats branded ‘a disaster’

The proposed frontage of Barretts in St Peter's Street will not significantly change. Picture: Mike Goddard

Proposals to develop a historic building into student flats have been met with criticism and branded a 'disaster'.


Pervert businessman avoids jail due to public humiliation

Chris Williams admitted attempting to meet a 14-year-old boy following grooming. Picture: The Hunted One

An ex-company director snared on camera by 'paedophile hunters' has been spared jail after a judge decided his public humiliation acted as punishment.


Thieving office worker brought company to its knees

Emmerich (Berlon) makes long-lasting wooden benches

A manager forced a firm to reduce work days and seek voluntary redundancies after siphoning off nearly £250,000 to pay for her lifestyle.


Campaign 'turned views against housing plans'

Hundreds turned out to the event

Protests during a consultation on plans to build a 12,000-home garden town affected the “nature, feel and output” of responses, according to a report.


New unit set up to thwart hackers

Kent County Council has set up the new unit

A council has set up a specialist team to help businesses learn how to stop themselves being a victim of cyber crime.

Restaurant serves up a green exterior

he green building is home to a new Follies pizzeria and cicchetti bar in Hythe High Street. Picture: Janice Carrera

Love it or hate it - a new business is opening its doors in a town and has divided opinion over the bright colour of its exterior.


Primark forced to close ground floor due to sinkhole


Primark has closed its ground floor for months after a sink hole appeared in the car park - possibly caused by tunnels under the store.


Farmers warn of drought as crops die

The "desert fields" of Sheppey

Yes, it's raining and we are in the Garden of England. But this might not be enough to stave off a drought as Kent farmers prepare to lose crops.


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