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Jobs up for grabs at homes plant

Jobs up for grabs at homes plant

A house builder is looking to employ more than 140 people to work at a pre-fabricated homes factory.

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£5.8m seaside care home edges closer to completion

£5.8m seaside care home edges closer to completion

Facility should welcome first residents by the end of the year and will eventually provide a home for up to 65 people.

Kent homeowners up to £1.1m better off than renters

Kent homeowners up to £1.1m better off than renters

People who own a property in the county will be up to £1.1m better off in 25 years than those who rent, according to an analysis of official figures.

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Engineer to reveal just what was it like to work with Donald Trump

Engineer to reveal just what was it like to work with Donald Trump

She rose to the top in a male dominated world - now she reveals what it was like working with the US president

Construction boss to step down

Construction boss to step down

The chief executive of a civil engineering and construction company is set to step down by the end of the year.

Property tycoon hikes rent within hour of interest rate rise

Property tycoon hikes rent within hour of interest rate rise

A controversial property tycoon ramped up rent on hundreds of homes within an hour of the Bank of England’s 0.25% interest rate rise.

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Wind farm extension plans submitted

Wind farm extension plans submitted

Plans have been submitted for a wind farm to be extended by up to 34 turbines by 2023.

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Artist 'unzips' derelict building

Artist 'unzips' derelict building

An artist renowned for building a sliding house in a seaside town has turned a disused office building into a zip.

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Take Brexit health check now, business leaders advise

Take Brexit health check now, business leaders advise

Chamber of commerce advises members to get ready for the EU split next March well ahead of the date of departure.

Build faster, says housing minister

Build faster, says housing minister

A new housing minister paid a flying visit to a riverside building site today, and had a clear message for housing developers.

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House prices keep rising as landlords told to keep their nerve

House prices keep rising as landlords told to keep their nerve

House prices in Kent are rising far faster than neighbouring counties, according to a report into the marketplace by a leading estate agent.

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Villagers angry over plans for hundreds of homes

Villagers angry over plans for hundreds of homes

Neighbours have vowed to fight proposals to build hundreds of homes - as plans go on show.

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Wave of new council homes amid £23m boost

Wave of new council homes amid £23m boost

A local authority is to convert student blocks into council homes in a bid to cut its long waiting list.

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Council cancels quarry discussion

Council cancels quarry discussion

Residents are furious after the council cancelled plans to discuss the future of a huge quarry next to their village.

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Council votes in powers to fine rogue landlords £30,000

Council votes in powers to fine rogue landlords £30,000

Tough new civil penalties will be used against those who fail to observe rules when renting out property.

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Date for new mining visitor centre

Date for new mining visitor centre

A new centre on former colliery land will be as long as the London Gerkhin is tall.

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Dirty run-down mall could be turned into offices

Dirty run-down mall could be turned into offices

A run-down mall in a town centre looks set for a £850,000 revamp which could see it turned into offices and homes.

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Deal signed for 220 new homes in £65m village development

Deal signed for 220 new homes in £65m village development

Deal will deliver 220 houses in the village - including 88 affordable homes.

Campaigners hail success as developer sent packing over village plans

Campaigners hail success as developer sent packing over village plans

Plans to build hundreds of homes in three villages have now been withdrawn.

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Kent leads charge in building of new homes in south east

Kent leads charge in building of new homes in south east

Government demands have seen a remarkable surge in housebuilding over the last 12 months - with plenty more to come.

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