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Kent leads the way with apples and pears

Kent leads the way with apples and pears

Sponsored editorial: The Kent apple harvest got underway recently with AC Goatham & Son at the forefront.

Ferry firm launches customs clearance centre

Ferry firm launches customs clearance centre

As importers and exporters grapple with the new rules post-Brexit, a ferry firm has launched a new service to help.

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Firm sleeps soundly after award triumph

Firm sleeps soundly after award triumph

A company with stores across Kent has scooped a prestigious national award for its efforts - and it plans to open another branch soon.

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.

M&S to close town centre store

M&S to close town centre store

Retail giant Marks and Spencer has announced a town centre store in Kent will close its doors for good after Christmas.

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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.

Lidl's fourth attempt for store permission

Lidl's fourth attempt for store permission

German supermarket giant Lidl is having to apply to build a new town store again despite being given permission previously.

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Businesses loo-sing out since toilet closure

Businesses loo-sing out since toilet closure

Six months after public toilets closed in one town, businesses say they are losing customers and desperately need the facilities back open.

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Shopping centre goes on market for £13.5m

Shopping centre goes on market for £13.5m

Less than 10 years after it was last sold, a town centre shopping mall has been put up for sale for £13.5m.

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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.

Bluewater Amazon store will be first outside US

Bluewater Amazon store will be first outside US

The online retailer has launched its first UK in-person store at Bluewater shopping centre selling its top-rated products from its website.

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Luxury shoe and bag chain to open at Outlet

Luxury shoe and bag chain to open at Outlet

A high-end fashion brand will be opening at the Ashford Designer Outlet later this month, filling a unit in the centre's £90m extension.

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Duty-free store set to usher in savings

Duty-free store set to usher in savings

A store promising 50% discounts is to open for cross-Channel shoppers next week.

'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.

Innovation centre joins science park network

Innovation centre joins science park network

A soon-to-open business centre in the county hopes to benefit from joining a nationwide network of science parks.

Factory extension officially opened

Factory extension officially opened

A local MP has officially cut the ribbon on an expansion to a firm which will deliver increased efficiencies.

Sharp rise in drivers using the wrong fuel

Sharp rise in drivers using the wrong fuel

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of drivers 'misfuelling' their cars since panic buying at the pumps started, says the AA.

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Takeaway law 'a fitting legacy' to tragic Natasha

Takeaway law 'a fitting legacy' to tragic Natasha

Firms in the county are being urged to ensure they do no not fall foul of a law introduced this week on the sale of some takeaway food.

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Sustainable future tops summit agenda

Sustainable future tops summit agenda

One of the county's leading business events will be back for a fifth year in January - with green issues on the agenda.

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