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BBC to fund two KM Group reporters

One of the world's biggest news organisations is to fund democracy reporters for local media organisations, including the KM Group.

Hundreds affected as company closes office

Up to 650 workers face being relocated

A total of 650 workers face being relocated to Surrey as a financial services company announced it is closing its office in Kent.

Rescued print firm in shock closure

Headley Brothers signs were removed from the premises in March

One of Kent’s oldest printing companies, rescued from administration earlier this year, shut its doors for good today.


Unemployment hits coastal areas

Thanet, Dover, Shepway and Swale recorded rises in those on unemployment benefits

Coastal communities saw a surge in people on out-of-work benefits in Kent last month as summer work came to an end.


Shoppers queue for hours for store opening

Hundreds queued outside Poundstretcher when it opened in Sheerness

Shoppers keen to bag a bargain queued outside a new branch of Poundstretcher, with one even camping out overnight.


Bargain store opens

Queues stretched along the front of the shop

Discount retailer Poundstretcher opened its newest store in Kent today.

Pallet maker carves out nine jobs for veterans

Pallet company Pooling Partners has helped create nine new jobs for ex-service men and women working at Britain's Bravest Manufacturing Company

A wooden pallet manufacturer has created nine jobs for ex-service personnel in the county as Britain prepares for Remembrance Sunday.

Total 500 jobs for new £53 million centre

The progressing St James' building work today

Companies at a retail and leisure development are recruiting.


Jobs fair at luxury childrenswear company

Childrensalon sells designer childrenswear

A children’s designer clothes retailer is on a recruitment drive as it hosts its second in-house jobs fair.

More young people on unemployment benefits

Fewer people are on the dole in Kent

Unemployment remained static across Kent last month but there was a surge in young people claiming.


Deliveroo seeks riders to cope with rapid growth

Deliveroo operates in Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Maidstone

Restaurant delivery service Deliveroo is searching for more riders after reporting growth of over 5,000% in parts of Kent over the last year.


Start the next chapter of your career at KIMS Hospital

Anne Hatswell, one of the Interventional Suite Managers at KIMS Hospital

Sponsored editorial: Get along to this month's clinical recruitment day and join the team at KIMS Hospital

Kent's newest Aldi store opens

An Olympic silver medallist helped launch the newest branch of a discount supermarket today.


Marks & Spencer plans big new store

Marks and Spencer is set to open another store

Marks & Spencer is to open a major new store after Waitrose pulled out of a development.


Homesense store to create 25 jobs

The Homesense store near Tunbridge Wells

A discount homeware shop will open inside a TK Maxx store before the end of the month.

It's finger-licking good for gran Rita

Rita Frost has turned 60. Picture: Solent News

A gran who has worked at KFC for almost four decades and served over six million pieces of chicken is celebrating her 60th birthday at the chain.


Primary school pupil headhunted by magazine

Harry Hutchinson

An eight-year-old boy looks set for a promising future after his video blogging impressed bosses at a professional publication.


Young and old jobless grow

Fewer people are on the dole in Kent

The number of people on unemployment benefits in Kent remained just below 19,000 last month but the figures for older and younger claimants increased.

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