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UK Recession - what it means for Kent

UK Recession - what it means for Kent

12 August 2020

The UK has fallen into the biggest recession in history - we ask experts how we'll all be affected.

Existing truck park 'not in discussions with DfT' for post-Brexit customs checks

Existing truck park 'not in discussions with DfT' for post-Brexit customs checks

12 August 2020

A temporary customs clearance site, to keep traffic flowing through Dover after Brexit, would have to be 10 times the size of a present facility.

Is Kent set for an e-scooter revolution?

Is Kent set for an e-scooter revolution?

12 August 2020

A 'transport revolution' could be on its way to Kent - as the county council confirms it hopes to trial rental e-scooters on the streets.

River Island store to close

River Island store to close

11 August 2020

A shopping centre has been dealt another blow after River Island announced it will close a store at the end of the month.

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Housing plans for former hospital

Housing plans for former hospital

11 August 2020

Architects have drawn up plans for the potential conversion of a former hospital site into flats and houses.

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Music venue to light up in plea for support for industry

Music venue to light up in plea for support for industry

11 August 2020

A renowned music venue is leading a call for greater financial support for the live events industry, as the threat of its collapse looms.

A look inside Kent's new M&S store

A look inside Kent's new M&S store

11 August 2020

The county's newest M&S store is about to open, so we thought we'd give you an exclusive sneaky peak inside before shoppers arrive.

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Model railway centre closes its doors

Model railway centre closes its doors

11 August 2020

A long-awaited model railway centre has been forced to close after a long-term tenant was found for its leisure complex unit.

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Planning law boost to SMEs

Planning law boost to SMEs

11 August 2020

Business chiefs have welcomed the government's planned overhaul of planning laws to get developments up and running quickly.

Can small cinemas survive the pandemic?

Can small cinemas survive the pandemic?

11 August 2020

With new films going to streaming services and coronavirus restrictions keeping customers away, the future of independent cinemas is under threat.

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Poundland store closes for a month

Poundland store closes for a month

10 August 2020

A large discount shop has shut its doors due to low footfall, but is expected to reopen in a month's time.

Ferries boss steps down after cutting 1,100 jobs

Ferries boss steps down after cutting 1,100 jobs

10 August 2020

P&O Ferries' chief executive, who steered the company through Brexit, Covid-19 and mass job cuts has passed the helm to its managing director

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Campaigners demand fairer prices at the pumps

Campaigners demand fairer prices at the pumps

10 August 2020

Letters have been written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak by fuel price campaigners demanding action on the cost of petrol and diesel on our forecourts.

Future of garden centre struck by tragedy in doubt

Future of garden centre struck by tragedy in doubt

10 August 2020

A 98-year-old garden centre hit by tragedy says its future could be thrown into doubt if it loses a controversial planning appeal.

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Go Outdoors store to close

Go Outdoors store to close

07 August 2020

A camping retail store which opened just over four years ago, is closing permanently this weekend.

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Six Kent M&Co stores to remain open

Six Kent M&Co stores to remain open

07 August 2020

Six M&Co stores across the county are to remain open - as administrators close 47 of the chain's outlets nationally following the pandemic.

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Push to seize former nightclub operating unlawfully as church

Push to seize former nightclub operating unlawfully as church

07 August 2020

A council has outlined its intentions to compulsory purchase a former nightclub wanted by developers as part of a major town redevelopment.

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£3.5m cash boost will create 700 jobs

£3.5m cash boost will create 700 jobs

07 August 2020

A staggering £3.5million investment is on its way to the county, to help create a new business centre and 700 jobs.

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Row over 'secret' flight paths to and from airport

Row over 'secret' flight paths to and from airport

07 August 2020

Campaigners are calling for more transparency over flight paths to and from an airport.

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'Everyone wins except Boris'

'Everyone wins except Boris'

06 August 2020

At the end of the first week of the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme we spoke to restaurants across Kent to see how it has been.

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