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Disappointment after grocer forced to pack up stall

Disappointment after grocer forced to pack up stall

29 July 2020

A popular fruit and vegetable trader and his customers have been left disappointed after he was told to shut up shop.

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Pubs and cafes can now apply for outdoor seating on paths

Pubs and cafes can now apply for outdoor seating on paths

24 July 2020

Bosses at pubs and restaurants can apply for outdoor seating on neighbouring paths to help them recover from the impact of Covid-19.

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Big discounts in closing down sale

Big discounts in closing down sale

24 July 2020

A popular chain has announced huge price drops as it clears stores ahead of shutting up shop for good.

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Town centre development approved

Town centre development approved

24 July 2020

Plans for new homes and businesses in an iconic listed building have been given the green light.

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Bite-sized courses for life after lockdown

Bite-sized courses for life after lockdown

24 July 2020

The county's inward investment agency has unveiled summer courses for business leaders to help them plot a route to success post-lockdown.

'People just need to get used to them'

'People just need to get used to them'

24 July 2020

As new rules on wearing a face covering come into force, we've been speaking to shoppers and shop owners across Kent on how it's being observed.

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World-leading winery to be built in Kent countryside

World-leading winery to be built in Kent countryside

21 July 2020

A winery co-run by a global champagne firm has been given the full seal of approval to produce 400,000 bottles a year.

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New Aldi store gets green light

New Aldi store gets green light

20 July 2020

Plans to build a new Aldi store to replace a smaller one on the opposite side of the road have been approved.

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Investment agency launches support scheme

Investment agency launches support scheme

13 July 2020

The county's inward investment agency has launched a service to help firms bounce back after the ravages of the lockdown.

Closing down sale marks final encore for hit record store

Closing down sale marks final encore for hit record store

12 July 2020

Scores of people have been queueing up outside a popular record shop after the owners announced it is set to close.

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Outlet opening hours to be extended as 5 shops remain shut

Outlet opening hours to be extended as 5 shops remain shut

10 July 2020

Shopping centre bosses are extending the opening hours at Ashford's Designer Outlet, but not all stores have reopened after lockdown.

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Warning over workplace safety as lockdown eases

Warning over workplace safety as lockdown eases

10 July 2020

A legal expert has urged business owners to take all necessary steps to keep staff and visitors safe in the workplace - or risk prosecution.

'I fear jobs will still go in October'

'I fear jobs will still go in October'

09 July 2020

A leading business figure in the county says many firms cannot afford to bring furloughed staff back - despite Rishi Sunak's £1,000 incentive.

Mixed views on Chancellor's 'kickstart' scheme

Mixed views on Chancellor's 'kickstart' scheme

08 July 2020

Business figures in Kent say new measures to get young people into work are well intentioned but may prove a challenge in reality.

Furniture chain goes into administration

Furniture chain goes into administration

06 July 2020

A question mark hangs over the future of a string of Kent stores after its owners called in the administrators.

Former print site could create 'more than 3,000 jobs'

Former print site could create 'more than 3,000 jobs'

06 July 2020

The new owner of a former newsprint site has pledged to invest £180m into transforming it - with the hope of creating thousands of jobs.

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'V-shaped' recovery hopes after trade plans stalled

'V-shaped' recovery hopes after trade plans stalled

03 July 2020

More than half of firms surveyed in a recent poll said Covid-19 had forced them to cancel or delay international trading plans.

'Turning empty shops into restaurants could be way forward'

'Turning empty shops into restaurants could be way forward'

29 June 2020

Retail bosses have indicated turning empty shops into restaurants will help revitalise a city centre during the incredibly tough economic climate.

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Why business must respond to Black Lives Matter movement

Why business must respond to Black Lives Matter movement

26 June 2020

As protests continue, business leaders are being urged to look at their own company values to ensure equality.

Sheps orders safety signs ahead of July 4 reopening

Sheps orders safety signs ahead of July 4 reopening

26 June 2020

A social enterprise staffed by ex-forces personnel has been hired to produce safety signs for Kent's major pub operator.

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