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Retail revolution on Kent high street

Retail revolution on Kent high street

Since the pandemic struck, 23 shops have closed down and 23 have opened in one of Kent's most popular high streets.

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'Our survival depends on budget help'

'Our survival depends on budget help'

The owners of an indoor play centre have appealed to the Chancellor for renewed support for the hard-hit sector in next week's budget.

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Jobless figures dip but fears remain

Jobless figures dip but fears remain

Benefit claims across the county dipped in January - but they remain 91% up year-on-year due to the impact of the pandemic.

Jobs warning despite roadmap out of lockdown

Jobs warning despite roadmap out of lockdown

A leading business figure in Kent has said jobs and businesses 'hang by a thread' despite the proposed lifting of restrictions over the coming months.

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Firms call for 'most ambitious Budget in modern history'

Firms call for 'most ambitious Budget in modern history'

The Chancellor is being called upon to help many firms who have struggled to survive as a result of not being able to access government support.

Centre's £5m revamp put on hold

Centre's £5m revamp put on hold

A major overhaul of a sports centre has been stopped as a council tries to balance its books.

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Petition blasts timing of business hub shutdown

Petition blasts timing of business hub shutdown

A campaigner says a centre for start-up enterprises should not be closed while there is a pandemic as traders are already facing tough situations.

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Grade II-listed pub set for £650k makeover

Grade II-listed pub set for £650k makeover

An ambitious transformation of an 18th century pub from a tired drinker’s local to a modern and quirky inn will take place after lockdown.

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One-of-a-kind skate park due to open in summer

One-of-a-kind skate park due to open in summer

Construction of a unique urban sports park - which will include several floors dedicated to skateboarding - is set to be completed this summer.

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‘Buses won’t be able to serve proposed 350-home estate’

‘Buses won’t be able to serve proposed 350-home estate’

It's feared plans for a new estate will not be able to be served by buses because routes leading to it are not designed to accommodate the vehicles.

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'Chancellor needs to extend support'

'Chancellor needs to extend support'

A leading business advisor has urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to usher in a new range of support packages when he announces his Budget next month.

GDP tumbles as lockdown takes a toll

GDP tumbles as lockdown takes a toll

The UK economy in 2020 took a huge blow with one leading business figure says there is 'little cheer' in figures released today.

Why buying a house has just got a lot tougher

Why buying a house has just got a lot tougher

New research has revealed the gap between the average salary in the county and average house price is widening.

Free course to help launch your business

Free course to help launch your business

A week-long free online course takes place next week, offering advice and support on how to successfully launch your own business.

Telecom giant generates £322m in county

Telecom giant generates £322m in county

An independent report shines a light on the economic contribution of one of the nation's biggest telecom providers.

IoD strengthens its ranks

IoD strengthens its ranks

The new chair of the Kent branch of a leading business organisation has appointed five key figures.

100 jobs to be created at port health authority

100 jobs to be created at port health authority

New vacancies are waiting to be filled at a port health authority following new rules after Britain's departure from the EU.

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'It's essential we don't lose momentum'

'It's essential we don't lose momentum'

Women should not turn their backs on an apprenticeship in engineering, one successful candidate explains during National Apprenticeship Week.

Farewell to more high street names

Farewell to more high street names

Three of the biggest high street fashion stores have been sold - and will move to online only.

In the eye of the storm

In the eye of the storm

From factory workers to taxi drivers, we find out what it's like to be a key worker during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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