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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.

'Is it acceptable to stop work to go and pick up the kids?'

29 June 2022
'Is it acceptable to stop work to go and pick up the kids?'

Our changing attitudes to jobs have created a seismic shift in the workplace - but are we storing up long-term problems?

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Where have all the workers gone?

28 June 2022
Where have all the workers gone?

With a recession looming, many firms in the county could be left high and dry as low unemployment clashes with record numbers of job vacancies.

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The Open drives £19.4m into county's coffers

27 June 2022
The Open drives £19.4m into county's coffers

The economic benefit of staging golf's capacity-reduced The Open in Kent last year have been revealed in an independent report.

European producers to get tour of key sites

27 June 2022
European producers to get tour of key sites

Fruit and wine producers from Europe will be given a special tour of Kent's leading agri-tech sites next month.

School buildings win national awards

27 June 2022
School buildings win national awards

Two major new school buildings in the county have secured national awards for their architecture.

'Pointless' changes to grammars blasted by ex-head

25 June 2022
'Pointless' changes to grammars blasted by ex-head

Radical changes to three of county's grammar schools have been strongly criticised by an education expert as a consultation nears its conclusion.

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£45bn proposals to transform transport network

24 June 2022
£45bn proposals to transform transport network

An ambitious scheme to revolutionise the county's transport infrastructure has gone out for consultation - but will it, ultimately, be delivered?

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Starbucks opens drive-thru near shopping centre

22 June 2022
Starbucks opens drive-thru near shopping centre

One of the biggest coffee brands in the world has opened the doors - and created 20 new jobs - at its latest outlet in the county.

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Amazon opens first Fresh store outside London

22 June 2022
Amazon opens first Fresh store outside London

A new grocery store opens today where you enter, take what you want and just walk out - no scanning of items, tills or queues required.

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Workshop to tackle rising costs due to inflation

21 June 2022
Workshop to tackle rising costs due to inflation

A free event takes place this week to help firms navigate the minefield of soaring inflation.

Long-running family-run laundry firm is sold

21 June 2022
Long-running family-run laundry firm is sold

A firm which has operated from the same site since 1928 has been sold after its managing director retired.

Livery business set in 58 acres up for sale

20 June 2022
Livery business set in 58 acres up for sale

Ever wanted your own rural home complete with equestrian business? Then a 58-acre site could be yours...if you have deep pockets.

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Growers cultivate extended deal with supermarket

16 June 2022
Growers cultivate extended deal with supermarket

A fruit grower has penned an extension to increase the millions of apples and pears it provides to a leading supermarket.

Theme park renews deal with brewer

16 June 2022
Theme park renews deal with brewer

One of Kent's leading attractions and music venues has extended a deal with a local brewer to serve its drinks to customers.

Firm to build 79-home retirement village

15 June 2022
Firm to build 79-home retirement village

A company has snapped up its second site in recent months in the county with plans to create a high-end retirement village.

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Store re-opens with new name after revamp

14 June 2022
Store re-opens with new name after revamp

A store has been given a major overhaul - and a new name - after owners rebrand it in line with its other outlet in the county.

Jobless figures drop - but inflation outstrips wage hikes

14 June 2022
Jobless figures drop - but inflation outstrips wage hikes

Unemployment figures dropped in all but two of the county's districts, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Channel crossings: Can anyone solve the eternal riddle?

14 June 2022
Channel crossings: Can anyone solve the eternal riddle?

From flying people to Rwanda and using jet skis to push back boats - efforts to stop refugees crossing the Channel still haven't been solved.

Is this Kent's most controversial council?

14 June 2022
Is this Kent's most controversial council?

Can one of the county's most controversial local authorities ever transform its reputation in the eyes of the people it serves?

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Bus firm launches airport service

13 June 2022
Bus firm launches airport service

A bus company has launched a route linking the county to Stansted Airport with fares from less than a tenner.

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