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Watling Tyres is under new ownership

Takeover at tyre dealer

A £25 million tyre seller and MOT centre business with branches across Kent is under new ownership.

Foreign lorry drivers lead the way in fines

Lorry driver. Picture: Thinkstock

Calls are growing for more rest stops for lorry drivers after it emerged hundreds of foreign hauliers are failing to take enough breaks.


Clap hands! Here comes Charlie

Young estate agent Charlie Craddock is the pride of his office after packing boxes on his days off to help an elderly house-mover.

Couple plan to turn former pub into Turkish restaurant

Mehmet and Elvin Suzgun have taken over the former Halfway House pub and are planning to turn it into a Turkish restaurant.

A Turkish couple are sinking up to £1 million to renovate an old pub to turn it into a "five-star" restaurant.

Cinema and hotel for town centre

The vision for the old Co-op site

A town centre is set to get its own cinema with a new hotel and doctor’s surgery as part of a highly anticipated development.


Historic food factory reaches 60

The Batchelors site

KentOnline looks back at 60 years of an historic food factory - which would have closed a decade ago if it wasn't for a change of heart.


Push to attract firms to county

Kent Medical Campus will be built near Junction 7 of the M20

Development officials will make a big push to attract new businesses to Kent at the UK's largest property summit.

The story of a star: The Sportsman pub

The award-winning Sportsman in Seasalter

The story of Michelin starred restaurant The Sportsman from boozer to internationally acclaimed eaterie is told by the man who did it in a new book.

New name at golf shop

American Golf has taken over the shop at Gravesend Golf Centre and taken on staff, from left, Angela Lathey, Mark Taylor, Dan Fairbrass, Tom Probin and Austin Wedge

A golf retailer has invested £115,000 to kit out a store at a driving range and taken on seven staff.

New shop to open at former Woolies

A town's former Woolworths store is to be taken over next month, creating 40 new jobs.


Councillor takes top job at law firm

Cllr Mark Davis has been made senior partner at Warners Solicitors

A solicitors' practice has elected a councillor to be its senior partner – and hired a new chief executive to lead its strategy.

Towergate owner snaps up insurer

Towergate Group is based in Maidstone

The parent company of Towergate Insurance is poised to seal the takeover of motorcycle insurer Carole Nash.

JD Sports ready to open

JD Sports is set to open its doors tomorrow

A sports shop is getting set to open the doors to its newest store in Kent.


Shock as restaurant shuts down

Workmen removing the sign at the restaurant

A town centre restaurant has closed down and isn't expected to reopen for at least five months.


Pub zoo to go pay per view

A pub zoo is starting to charge people to see the animals.


Bigger truckstop will 'solve' lorry parking problem

Bosses at a Kent truckstop say they can solve a town's lorry parking problem if the council approves their plans to expand.

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