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Deliveroo operates in Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Maidstone

Deliveroo seeks riders to cope with rapid growth

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


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

More 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.


Jobs fair to offer 2,100 roles

More than 5,000 people have attended the Bluewater jobs fair in previous years

Jobseekers can apply for more than 2,100 roles at a shopping centre this week.

Snow+Rock to open store

Snow+Rock will open a store at Bluewater in November

Outdoor sports brand Snow+Rock will open one of its largest UK stores at a shopping centre, creating 20 jobs.

Festive jobs on offer at John Lewis

John Lewis has its flagship store at Bluewater

The department store is to hire more than 150 temporary staff at its Kent stores for the Christmas period.

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.


MP's guide for workers after salad firm's shock closure

Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat

A Kent MP has produced a guide to help workers who have lost their jobs following the shock closure of a salad factory.


Hundreds of jobs lost as company goes bust

Southern Salads is based in Tonbridge. Picture: Instant Street View

A family-run firm that supplied fresh salads to supermarkets, restaurants and travel chains across the UK has suddenly ceased trading.


National chain coming to town

Sheerness High Street

A national retailer will fill an empty high street unit left by Store Twenty One.


Unemployment continues downward despite surge in women

There were fewer people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent in July

Dole queues shortened marginally in Kent last month but growing numbers of women began claiming.


Firm loses contract over failings in health care

Iwade Health Centre.

The private company that runs a Kent health centre will leave next month after the practice was placed in special measures.

Wilko jobs at risk

Wilko has begun redundancy talks with staff, including those in its Kent stores

A discount retailer with at least 17 branches in Kent confirms it has begun redundancy talks with staff.


Metro Bank to open new branch

Metro Bank is opening a new branch in Canterbury

The challenger bank has announced plans for a new location in Kent later this year, creating 25 jobs.

Argos set to move into supermarket

Argos in Sittingbourne High Street is set to close.

Argos is to close its town centre branch and move into a nearby supermarket.

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