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Chris Britcher

Chris Britcher joined the KM Group in 2018 and has worked for the local media for almost 20 years. He covers general interest features and business news.

Chris Britcher

This beautiful corner of Kent is like being on the Amalfi Coast

23 May 2024
This beautiful corner of Kent is like being on the Amalfi Coast

Our reviewer enjoys the sunshine as he heads to the coast to sample one of Kent’s most beautiful dining spots.

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Inward investment agency confirms new CEO

22 May 2024
Inward investment agency confirms new CEO

The county’s inward investment agency has unveiled a property expert as its new chief executive.

‘Winner of The Apprentice helped turn my fortunes around’

22 May 2024
‘Winner of The Apprentice helped turn my fortunes around’

A plumber from Maidstone has revealed how he went from struggling to make a living to closing in on millionaire status.

Warning as fruit farmers struggle to survive

22 May 2024
Warning as fruit farmers struggle to survive

The government is being urged to offer immediate help to Kent’s fruit farmers after the wettest 18 months for nearly 200 years.

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Winemaker’s special edition for Royal Ascot

22 May 2024
Winemaker’s special edition for Royal Ascot

A leading Kent vineyard has produced 2,000 bottles of a special limited edition wine to mark its partnership deal with Ascot Racecourse.

Manston cleared for take-off (again) as legal challenge fails

21 May 2024
Manston cleared for take-off (again) as legal challenge fails

A legal challenge against the reopening of Manston Airport has been rejected - paving the way for the site to reopen.

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‘The government must do more than just apologise’

20 May 2024
‘The government must do more than just apologise’

As a damning report into the infected blood scandal is finally published, one victim from Kent says the fight for justice is likely to continue.

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‘It has taught me not to trust the Met Office’

18 May 2024
‘It has taught me not to trust the Met Office’

Our columnist stood on a cliff top in the early hours hoping to spot the Aurora Borealis - he didn’t but learned some valuable lessons.

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Are Airbnbs really ‘ripping the heart out’ of Kent’s coastal towns?

16 May 2024
Are Airbnbs really ‘ripping the heart out’ of Kent’s coastal towns?

Airbnb properties are increasing rapidly across our seaside towns - but should we embrace or fear the rise of the popular app?

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‘He’d vowed never to talk about it - but doing so changed everything’

15 May 2024
‘He’d vowed never to talk about it - but doing so changed everything’

As the public inquiry into a national scandal is set to conclude, our reporter recalls the remarkable journey he went on with two of its victims.

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Holiday giant acquires tech firm

15 May 2024
Holiday giant acquires tech firm

A firm which specialises in bolt-ons for holiday-makers has expanded further after taking over one of its partners.

Brewer gets royal seal of approval from the King

15 May 2024
Brewer gets royal seal of approval from the King

A pub giant and brewer has been given the royal seal of approval - and use of the esteemed Royal Warrant.

The story of one of Kent’s most controversial projects - and what the future could hold

15 May 2024
The story of one of Kent’s most controversial projects - and what the future could hold

Exactly 10 years since Ann Gloag closed Manston Airport, we look back at its recent past and ask will we ever be able to fly from there again?

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Jobless figures dip but uncertainty continues

14 May 2024
Jobless figures dip but uncertainty continues

The unemployment figures for Kent and Medway have dipped - but economic uncertainty continues to cloud the forecast.

Revival has been ‘remarkable’ - but are we now paying price of ‘DfL gentrification’?

12 May 2024
Revival has been ‘remarkable’ - but are we now paying price of ‘DfL gentrification’?

In the concluding part of our in-depth look at the rollercoaster ride of our seaside towns, we look at how they staged the most unexpected revival.

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‘You’re a music snob if you don’t enjoy Eurovision’

11 May 2024
‘You’re a music snob if you don’t enjoy Eurovision’

It’s back…Europe sings its heart out tonight but brace yourself for the annual chorus of disapproval.

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CEO of food and drink organisation quits

08 May 2024
CEO of food and drink organisation quits

The CEO of a leading food and drink organisation in the county has moved on - with an interim replacement now in post.

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Firms awarded royal seal of approval

08 May 2024
Firms awarded royal seal of approval

A number of Kent firms have been named in this year’s King’s Award for Enterprise.

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Delivery firm to be powered by vegetable oil

08 May 2024
Delivery firm to be powered by vegetable oil

A Kent logistics firm is to roll out specially treated vegetable oil as fuel in its partnership with a delivery giant.

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‘I couldn’t afford to live on £4.87 hourly wage we pay our crew’

07 May 2024
‘I couldn’t afford to live on £4.87 hourly wage we pay our crew’

The CEO of a ferry company that made 786 seafarers redundant has admitted crew are now paid less than £5 an hour.

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