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Pub set for £50k transformation as new landlord moves in

Pub set for £50k transformation as new landlord moves in

23 November 2020

A son is following in his father's footsteps after securing a tenancy on a well-known pub and launching a £50,000 refurbishment.

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Hampers could replace Christmas lunch for elderly

Hampers could replace Christmas lunch for elderly

23 November 2020

A cafe is acting as a drop-off point for public donations.

Town mourns one of its 'finest and biggest characters'

Town mourns one of its 'finest and biggest characters'

20 November 2020

A town is mourning a popular builder who died suddenly just a week before his 50th birthday.

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Derek's six sweet decades in the chocolate business

Derek's six sweet decades in the chocolate business

19 November 2020

A self-confessed sweetie lover's incredible career spanning 60 years shows no sign of slowing down as he helps confectionery giants launch new bar.

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Historic law firm in merger

Historic law firm in merger

05 November 2020

A 200-year-old old law firm has merged with a former local rival.

'I will not stand down'

'I will not stand down'

04 November 2020

A barber refusing to close for lockdown has been warned of being handed fines by a visiting officer - but said he will still be opening.

Traders fighting back ahead of new lockdown measures

Traders fighting back ahead of new lockdown measures

04 November 2020

Non-essential businesses in one Kent High Street are proving adaptable as they fight back against a second lockdown battering.

Barber to defy lockdown rules

Barber to defy lockdown rules

02 November 2020

A business owner has announced he will be ignoring the government and continuing to trade during the national lockdown.

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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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