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Brewing up a new future for Bosun’s store

Brewing up a new future for Bosun’s store

29 October 2020

A couple have breathed new life into a derelict ships' chandlers to create a new tea room and coffee shop.

New NHS Trust chair unveiled

New NHS Trust chair unveiled

21 October 2020

A banking boss has been appointed as the new chair of an NHS foundation trust.

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'It's a form of harassment now'

'It's a form of harassment now'

20 October 2020

Business owners have spoken out after a council slapped 19 parking fines on vehicles in spaces which had been free to use for more than a decade.

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Kent test 'failure' became a Cambridge graduate and budding lawyer

Kent test 'failure' became a Cambridge graduate and budding lawyer

15 October 2020

She was labelled as unable to cope with grammar school but silenced her academic doubters by gaining a First Class Honours degree from Cambridge.

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Spend £5 to help save 'several' small businesses, says trades group

Spend £5 to help save 'several' small businesses, says trades group

13 October 2020

A trades group promoting a new £5 shopping scheme has warned of the closure of "several" businesses if people continue to neglect the High Street.

'I've sold £50m worth of books at my shop'

'I've sold £50m worth of books at my shop'

27 September 2020

Waterstones' longest-serving manager has told of visits from famous authors such as JK Rowling during his 35 years at a Kent store.

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Eco-conscious businesswoman opens pre-loved clothing boutique

Eco-conscious businesswoman opens pre-loved clothing boutique

25 August 2020

A new pre-loved clothing boutique aims to help women adopt a more eco-conscious approach to fashion.

Rock around the island

Rock around the island

21 August 2020

Businessman Sean D'Alton buys up supplies of Isle of Sheppey rock - so he can give them away to visitors.

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Traders' pleas to overturn High Street car ban

Traders' pleas to overturn High Street car ban

21 August 2020

High Street traders are making a stand against a council's decision to close the road to cars, claiming it is threatening their businesses.

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Leisure centre's £120k refurbishment under new ownership

Leisure centre's £120k refurbishment under new ownership

18 August 2020

A leisure centre has unveiled its new look following completion of the first phase of its six-figure renovation.

'How I became an adviser to the PM - aged 24'

'How I became an adviser to the PM - aged 24'

06 August 2020

A former Kent grammar pupil has told of the daily drama inside 10 Downing Street - and clashing with Steve Coogan on Channel 4.

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Marooned circus rolling again

Marooned circus rolling again

05 August 2020

After months of being stuck in a field - plus a tragic accident involving the boss - Santus Circus is on the road again.

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Is Sheppey the next Whitstable?

Is Sheppey the next Whitstable?

19 July 2020

Caravan parks on Sheppey have bounced back from Covid-19, leading some to wonder is the sun-kissed Isle is Kent's next tourist destination.

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Environmentally-friendly farmers join exclusive list

Environmentally-friendly farmers join exclusive list

17 July 2020

A couple who run a farm committed to sustainable farming and protecting the environment have been chosen to pass on their knowledge to others.

Tasty debut for Street Kings Smoke Shack

Tasty debut for Street Kings Smoke Shack

02 July 2020

A new food outlet specialising in barbecued food is set to open on Super Saturday, and it tastes like a dream for the couple behind it.

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Businesses support road closures to help boost shops

Businesses support road closures to help boost shops

26 June 2020

An online survey has found that 90% of businesses support a town's temporary road closures put in place to help springboard shops back to life.

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Escaping lockdown online

Escaping lockdown online

04 June 2020

People looking for an escape in lockdown have turned to online escape rooms, with audiences playing around the world, as one Kent business has found.

Search is on the brighten up town centre hoardings

Search is on the brighten up town centre hoardings

03 June 2020

A developer has asked students to come up with a design for his town centre hoardings while he waits for permission to start work.

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Photographer earns exhibition spot with lockdown snaps

Photographer earns exhibition spot with lockdown snaps

27 May 2020

A Kent photographer's lockdown photos will feature in a Vogue Italia exhibition

Wetherspoons plan to open 875 pubs safely

Wetherspoons plan to open 875 pubs safely

22 May 2020

JD Wetherspoons bosses have revealed how they plan to maintain hygiene when reopening branches.

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