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Gangs of sheep rustlers hit Kent's farmers hard

Gangs of sheep rustlers hit Kent's farmers hard

04 August 2020

Kent is the fifth worst county for rural crime, with organised gangs of sheep rustlers and tractor thieves costing farmers thousands.

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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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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.

Six months rent-free at Bluewater

Six months rent-free at Bluewater

21 July 2020

The shopping and leisure centre is running a competition to help one small business take the next step.

Unidentified germ forces milk recall

Unidentified germ forces milk recall

17 July 2020

A dairy farm has asked customers to pour away its milk immediately over health fears.

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Climate resilient berries for Ribena grown in Kent

Climate resilient berries for Ribena grown in Kent

17 July 2020

The first harvest of a new type of blackcurrant that can withstand changes in the earth's climate is grown here in Kent.

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Pub reopens with complete new look

Pub reopens with complete new look

15 July 2020

A town centre tavern is welcoming customers back after closing for a major refurbishment just before lockdown.

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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.

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.

Couple to expand coffee business across county

Couple to expand coffee business across county

09 July 2020

A couple are planning to expand their own special brand of coffee cafes across the county.

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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.

Kent stores avoid permanent closure

Kent stores avoid permanent closure

06 July 2020

As another chain announces closures and job losses post Covid-19, high streets in Kent have this time avoided more vacant buildings.

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.

Brewery agrees to new £25m lending deal

Brewery agrees to new £25m lending deal

02 July 2020

One of the county's biggest employers has taken advantage of a government scheme to ease the financial pain of the lockdown.

Aldi targets 15 new Kent stores

Aldi targets 15 new Kent stores

29 June 2020

One of the nation's favourite supermarkets hopes to open more than a dozen Kent branches.

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'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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