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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.

The best places to find fossils in Kent

07 August 2022
The best places to find fossils in Kent

Young and old alike are fascinated by fossils - but just where in the county are the best places to find them?

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Pub firm acquires three new venues

29 July 2022
Pub firm acquires three new venues

Shepherd Neame has expanded its pub portfolio after snapping up three more outlets - bringing the total it now operates to more than 300.

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Inward investment agency appoints new chair

29 July 2022
Inward investment agency appoints new chair

A successful businesswoman has been appointed to a three-year term as chair of the county's inward investment agency.

Budget goods fly off the shelves

29 July 2022
Budget goods fly off the shelves

A range of discounted cleaning products are proving a hit as our spending habits change due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Why Kent's festivals are struggling this summer

28 July 2022
Why Kent's festivals are struggling this summer

Outdoor shows returned with a bang this summer - but many are struggling to shift tickets and there are concerns for 2023 as the cost-of-living bites.

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Construction firm collapses

27 July 2022
Construction firm collapses

A family-owned construction firm has been declared insolvent with the loss of more than 50 jobs.

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Award-winning restaurant in name change

26 July 2022
Award-winning restaurant in name change

A multi award-winning restaurant and takeaway kitchen have been rebranded as part of a major shake-up by its owner.

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Ecoegg founder hatches new success

26 July 2022
Ecoegg founder hatches new success

How did an entrepreneur who founded the Ecoegg end up at the helm of a new £30m turnover online business?

Cross-Channel route back on track

21 July 2022
Cross-Channel route back on track

After a damaging last two years due to the pandemic, revenues are soaring again for Eurotunnel - operators of the Channel Tunnel.

Pub giant buys seaside bar and restaurant

20 July 2022
Pub giant buys seaside bar and restaurant

After bouncing back from the pandemic, a leading pub operator has expanded with the acquisition of a swanky seaside venue.

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Kent and France in joint bid to secure Unesco status

19 July 2022
Kent and France in joint bid to secure Unesco status

Ambitious plans have been unveiled to secure Unesco status for a swathe of the county - stretching from Sevenoaks to Dover - and part of France.

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The forgotten man who shaped British history

19 July 2022
The forgotten man who shaped British history

He died at the hands of an assassin but the life of one man who shaped British life like few others has now been told.

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Serious crash closes chunk of M25

17 July 2022
Serious crash closes chunk of M25

A serious crash closed part of the M25 for several hours.

'Only travel if necessary' as mercury soars

17 July 2022
'Only travel if necessary' as mercury soars

Train companies are warning passengers only to travel if necessary while road groups warn of 'melting roads' as the mercury soars this week.

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Top critic puts restaurant in coastal top 10

17 July 2022
Top critic puts restaurant in coastal top 10

A restaurant in the county has been named as one of the best in the country to visit this summer when heading to the coast.

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Plum set to taste success

15 July 2022
Plum set to taste success

A fruit produced in the county has been unveiled after years of testing - following on from success with strawberries and raspberries.

Nursery sows seeds of further growth

15 July 2022
Nursery sows seeds of further growth

A nursery says business has never been so good as it looks to expand yet further in the county.

Mafia boss: 'People always ask if I killed anyone'

15 July 2022
Mafia boss: 'People always ask if I killed anyone'

Once a powerful Mob boss in New York, Michael Franzese comes to Kent this weekend to tell all about life with the Mafia - and how he escaped it.

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Sun, shellfish and dead seagulls - we taste test cockles and whelks by the beach

14 July 2022
Sun, shellfish and dead seagulls - we taste test cockles and whelks by the beach

We're in a heatwave and everyone's eyeing a trip to the seaside - so we review a classic shellfish stall and flex our tastebuds', ahem, mussels.

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Cross-Channel route hits 33 million landmark

12 July 2022
Cross-Channel route hits 33 million landmark

A key cross-Channel route transported its 33 millionth truck this week since it first opened in 1994.

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