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‘Downsizers’ from London snap up new homes at bus depot site

‘Downsizers’ from London snap up new homes at bus depot site

A fifth of the properties at a development being built at a former bus depot have already been bought, say bosses.

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12-year wait to fix eyesore wall is 'shameful'

12-year wait to fix eyesore wall is 'shameful'

A crumbling wall masked by peeling hoardings still sits in the shadow of a multi-million pound regeneration site despite concerns raised 12 years ago.

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Council snaps up town centre landmark for £2m

Council snaps up town centre landmark for £2m

The purchase of a former office block, which was granted planning permission earlier this year to be converted, has been confirmed by a Kent council.

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KEiBA 2021: All the winners revealed

KEiBA 2021: All the winners revealed

The Kent Excellence in Business Awards are back for 2021 - find out who lifted the prestigious trophies here.

Shock as 4,000-home 'garden city' thrown into doubt

Shock as 4,000-home 'garden city' thrown into doubt

A huge housing development planned for the Kent countryside has been stripped of its planning permission in a momentous decision.

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Parents told to drive children to new school due to 'hazardous' access

Parents told to drive children to new school due to 'hazardous' access

Angry parents are threatening to withdraw their children from a new-build primary school amid concerns over 'hazardous' access to the site.

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Trio bring home medals

Trio bring home medals

Three of the county's top female entrepreneurs have won recognition for their efforts.

Is this the best view from a hot tub in Kent?

Is this the best view from a hot tub in Kent?

This secluded four-bedroom detached house with a hot tub and views to die for is on the market for £1.6m

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Village braces itself to double in size

Village braces itself to double in size

A development company has started the planning process for 900 houses to be built in a village which currently only has 752 homes.

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Ugly wasteland yours for £100,000...

Ugly wasteland yours for £100,000...

A plot of wasteland complete with a dumped traffic cone and array of debris could fetch six-figures at auction.

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Opening date for town's first crematorium revealed

Opening date for town's first crematorium revealed

A Kent town’s first crematorium could start to hold services as early as next year, developers have revealed.

Expo's return builds back normality

Expo's return builds back normality

The county's biggest business event took place recently - and organisers say it proves an appetite for face-to-face networking has returned.

Covid support helpline to continue

Covid support helpline to continue

After nearly 20,000 calls, a helpline to help firms get through the pandemic is to continue.

Work starts on motorway junction

Work starts on motorway junction

Diggers have begun preparation work for a £92m revamp of one of Kent's busiest motorway junctions.

Villagers 'all rather pleased' as 115 new homes rejected

Villagers 'all rather pleased' as 115 new homes rejected

Residents are breathing a huge sigh of relief after plans to build a housing estate on prime agricultural land were resoundingly refused.

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Building firm cements deal to expand concrete production

Building firm cements deal to expand concrete production

A major civil engineering firm in the county has dramatically expanded its concrete production facilities.

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Council plans eco-homes on former school site

Council plans eco-homes on former school site

Plans for 30 new homes which will use technology to become zero-carbon once occupied have been drawn up by a council's in-house team.

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Calls for pothole repairs to focus on residential and rural roads

Calls for pothole repairs to focus on residential and rural roads

Road repairs must focus on residential and rural streets says the AA, as councils face £400m pothole blackhole.

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Jobless figures fall again - but will furlough have sting in its tail?

Jobless figures fall again - but will furlough have sting in its tail?

The number of people claiming benefits has fallen once again this month as firms warn of a recruitment crisis.

One-off designer four-bedroom home for £4m

One-off designer four-bedroom home for £4m

This individual designer home, built into the hillside and overlooking the Weald, has a £4m price tag - £1m for each perfectly proportioned bedroom.

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