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'You have to be double-jabbed to work in my pub'

'You have to be double-jabbed to work in my pub'

A landlady who says her staff must be vaccinated has defended her stance after a former worker claims he felt pressured into having the jab.

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.

Kent bank one of 48 branches to close

Kent bank one of 48 branches to close

A Halifax branch in Kent is set to close after Lloyds Banking Group announced a raft of closures across the country.

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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.

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.

Tenants flock to science park

Tenants flock to science park

Bosses at one major business complex say they expect 45 new tenants to have signed up by the end of the year.

Virtual skills fair for job seekers

Virtual skills fair for job seekers

A two-day online event takes place next week - both for youngsters seeking a career and adults looking for a new challenge.

Crocs are in, ties are out: John Lewis reveals our most popular items

Crocs are in, ties are out: John Lewis reveals our most popular items

As social lives and shopping habits have been changed by the pandemic - John Lewis reveals some of our most popular items of the last year.

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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.

NHS jobs up for grabs at open day

NHS jobs up for grabs at open day

Two open days will take place later this month aimed at attracting health professionals to one of the county's trusts.

Protest planned over homes on dock site

Protest planned over homes on dock site

Demonstrators are expected to gather tonight to protest plans to build thousands of new homes.

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Aldi to open new Kent store tomorrow

Aldi to open new Kent store tomorrow

A new branch of supermarket chain Aldi will be opening its doors to its first-ever customers tomorrow morning.

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Colleges and chamber unite to secure £5.6m

Colleges and chamber unite to secure £5.6m

Newly secured funding will be invested in ensuring Kent's colleges are delivering courses which fit the skills needs of local employers.

'Visa scheme should be extended to Kent'

'Visa scheme should be extended to Kent'

A work visa scheme should be extended to address an emerging jobs crisis in Kent's farming industry, say local groups.

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Europe's biggest theme park will go ahead despite 'naysayers and doom-mongers'

Europe's biggest theme park will go ahead despite 'naysayers and doom-mongers'

The man driving a £2.5bn theme park project says it will be built as he unveils first firms to be appointed to work on it.

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Park signs deal to boost start-ups

Park signs deal to boost start-ups

A major science park in the county is taking further steps to help boost the sector with a new tie-up.

Young people encouraged to take up lorry driving

Young people encouraged to take up lorry driving

KCC's economic director has suggested young people could help solve driver shortages faced by the haulage industry.

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'Firms are entering a dangerous moment'

'Firms are entering a dangerous moment'

A leading business organisation warns of an 'autumn storm' of challenges to the county's small firms.

'Fuel crisis comes just as firms were hoping to return to normal'

'Fuel crisis comes just as firms were hoping to return to normal'

Employers are facing yet another challenge as the fuel crisis continues; getting staff into the workplace.

Amazon to recruit hundreds of seasonal workers

Amazon to recruit hundreds of seasonal workers

The online retailer is looking to hire hundreds of seasonal workers in Kent as part of a recruitment drive at its huge new £205m warehouse.

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