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'We desperately need jobs': Council backs London Resort

'We desperately need jobs': Council backs London Resort

18 March 2022

A council has backed proposals for a multi-billion pound theme park billed as Kent's answer to Disneyland, explaining it "desperately needs jobs".

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Town's DWP office among dozens set to close

Town's DWP office among dozens set to close

18 March 2022

A local DWP office in Kent has been earmarked for permanent closure with staff facing relocation to other offices or retraining for new roles.

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Bus firm boss fears drive-thru gridlock

Bus firm boss fears drive-thru gridlock

17 March 2022

Bus chiefs fear a new drive-thru restaurant in Canterbury will make traffic gridlock worse on a city road already blighted by congestion.

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Major backer quits London Resort board

Major backer quits London Resort board

15 March 2022

The firm behind the £2.5bn London Resort has shaken up its board with a long term backer leaving and a former British ambassador joining its ranks.

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Jobless figures rise for first time in a year

Jobless figures rise for first time in a year

15 March 2022

The number of people claiming benefits rose in February for the first time in a year - but optimism for the jobs market remains strong.

'Customers through doors the only way to stay alive'

'Customers through doors the only way to stay alive'

15 March 2022

The sudden closure of JC Rook and Sons sparked sadness across Kent, but are more independent butchers facing the chop?

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Green light for post-Brexit border centre

Green light for post-Brexit border centre

10 March 2022

A special order now allows the development of an inland HMRC border facility after changes of customs rules since Britain left the EU.

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New owners found for closure-hit shopping centre

New owners found for closure-hit shopping centre

10 March 2022

A shopping centre which is to lose both H&M and Next has been taken over by new owners who say they are considering a number of options for the site.

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IT boss hails support scheme

IT boss hails support scheme

09 March 2022

The CEO of an IT firm says more firms should look to take advantage of government employment schemes to help youngsters get on the career ladder.

FSB appoints new chair

FSB appoints new chair

08 March 2022

One of the county's leading business organisations has a new regional chair - taking on the role from a Kent businessman.

Warehouse next to Amazon and IKEA units approved

Warehouse next to Amazon and IKEA units approved

07 March 2022

A new warehouse unit on a former power station redevelopment has been approved by council planners.

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'Clubs create £12m for local economy'

'Clubs create £12m for local economy'

07 March 2022

Kent Cricket's CEO is to speak before delegates at a leading business event next month.

From body repair shop to dealing with the dead

From body repair shop to dealing with the dead

06 March 2022

A family who started out as mechanics have now taken the leap into a completely different industry – funeral directing.

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Parcel giant to create 150 jobs

Parcel giant to create 150 jobs

03 March 2022

A leading parcel delivery firm is expanding in the county and plans to hire 150 new full and part-time staff when it opens later this year.

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Major salad farm to be built on park

Major salad farm to be built on park

03 March 2022

Another big salad farm is coming to the county - creating dozens of jobs in the process.

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'This will bring global recognition to the town'

'This will bring global recognition to the town'

28 February 2022

Bosses building a multi-million pound bike factory say a Kent town stood out against competition from major cities like Birmingham and Manchester.

Hopes to open Turkish restaurant before summer

Hopes to open Turkish restaurant before summer

27 February 2022

Official plans have been submitted to transform a village’s last-remaining pub into a Turkish restaurant and shisha bar.

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Brompton bikes reveals plans for huge factory

Brompton bikes reveals plans for huge factory

25 February 2022

Bike maker Brompton has revealed plans to move its global headquarters to Kent and build a multi-million pound factory, creating thousands of jobs.

Huge retail shake-up at shopping centre

Huge retail shake-up at shopping centre

25 February 2022

Three national chains are to move into a large vacant store at a Kent shopping centre.

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Just Eat drivers to strike over low pay

Just Eat drivers to strike over low pay

24 February 2022

A group of fast food delivery drivers say cuts to pay have left them struggling to survive at a time of rising fuel costs.

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