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Village loses only shop but coffee firm to move in

Village loses only shop but coffee firm to move in

17 June 2022

A chance meeting in the street means a building that has been home to the only shop in a village will not remain empty for long.

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Businessman guilty of massive tax fraud

Businessman guilty of massive tax fraud

20 May 2022

The former owner of an Edwardian seafront hotel has been found guilty of cheating almost half a million pounds in tax.

Amazing life story of Homes Under the Hammer auctioneer

Amazing life story of Homes Under the Hammer auctioneer

25 April 2022

The boss of one of Britain's biggest auctioneers has told of his humble beginnings and how they led to being a mainstay of a popular daytime TV show.

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Dragons' Den star: 'We've not fallen out of love with high street'

Dragons' Den star: 'We've not fallen out of love with high street'

19 April 2022

In an exclusive interview, a former star of hit TV show Dragons' Den explains why there is hope for the high street yet.

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Salaries of top KCC officers tops £200k

Salaries of top KCC officers tops £200k

06 April 2022

A trio of Kent County Council’s senior officers were paid more than £200,000 last year, a survey of local government pay has revealed.

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Whatever happened to 'the Kentish Grocers?'

Whatever happened to 'the Kentish Grocers?'

24 March 2022

Vye and Son was a popular shop on the county's high streets for more than 150 years, here we take a look back at its history.

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Kent business owner fails to make Apprentice final

Kent business owner fails to make Apprentice final

17 March 2022

A children's store owner has failed to make it through to the final of BBC One show The Apprentice following an all-female semi-final.

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Equestrian world in mourning for master saddle-maker

Equestrian world in mourning for master saddle-maker

14 March 2022

A businessman who bounced back from a horrendous injury sustained in an air crash has died.

County council appoints new chair

County council appoints new chair

27 February 2022

There is a new hand at the tiller of Kent County Council after the death of its former chair.

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Escape room set for move to pub zoo

Escape room set for move to pub zoo

22 February 2022

A family-run, escape room business has been saved from closure and will be setting up in a new home in a double decker bus at a pub zoo.

Third generation landlord takes over pub

Third generation landlord takes over pub

19 February 2022

A husband and wife team are preparing to open their first pub, following in the footsteps of two previous generations of their family.

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'Wonky shop' to become micropub and bottle shop

'Wonky shop' to become micropub and bottle shop

26 January 2022

A self-confessed 'ale geek' plans to turn a 'wonky shop' in a historic high street into a micropub and bottle shop to "fill a gap in the market".

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Meet the king of the franchise

Meet the king of the franchise

12 January 2022

From spearheading Costa's expansion to the growth of Kaspa's Desserts – meet the man behind a rags-to-riches success story.

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Butcher credits daughter's TikTok videos for BBC food award

Butcher credits daughter's TikTok videos for BBC food award

30 November 2021

TikTok videos showcasing the behind-the-scenes works of artisan butcher Lizzy Douglas have helped towards her latest national award.

New bridal boutique was lockdown brainwave

New bridal boutique was lockdown brainwave

29 November 2021

A hairdresser's lockdown struggle opened the door to a new business venture.

'They tried to deport me - now I run restaurant empire'

'They tried to deport me - now I run restaurant empire'

27 November 2021

A Kent restaurant tycoon who the Home Office tried to deport has told of his remarkable journey which has led to him running a £6-million empire.

'I asked my dad what a tickle looked like'

'I asked my dad what a tickle looked like'

16 November 2021

Meet the son of Mr Men creator Roger Hargreaves, whose question sparked the inspiration for a cultural phenomenon celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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Auction will help pay for town's Christmas lights

Auction will help pay for town's Christmas lights

08 November 2021

A 5kg turkey, an overnight stay and a guided cathedral tour are among the lots on offer at an auction to help pay for a town's Christmas lights.

The eco farm that's ready to bloom

The eco farm that's ready to bloom

21 October 2021

A couple whose 300-acre farm has been transformed for hospitality, have never lost sight of the importance of being eco-friendly and sustainable.

The eco farm that's ready to bloom

The eco farm that's ready to bloom

21 October 2021

A couple whose 300-acre farm has been transformed for hospitality, have never lost sight of the importance of being eco-friendly and sustainable.

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