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D.I. Wine? Bar bid for hardware store revealed

D.I. Wine? Bar bid for hardware store revealed

Developers are hoping to hammer out an agreement to transform an empty DIY store into a wine bar.

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Pub to have 'arcade bar' in £50k makeover

Pub to have 'arcade bar' in £50k makeover

Arcade game classics such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders to be added to town centre pub after big refurbishment.

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Resident fears closure of toilets will 'destroy' town

Resident fears closure of toilets will 'destroy' town

A resident has accused a town of misleading visitors by advertising it is "open" when both a key access route and its public toilets are set to close.

New restaurant and bar to open at animal park

New restaurant and bar to open at animal park

A new and 'unpretentious' restaurant and bar will open at a Kent animal park, and will be open to non-visitors too.

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County's pubs calling time for good

County's pubs calling time for good

There have been at least 140 bar and pub closures in the county since 2010 and the industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

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MasterChef semifinalist cooking for newly-refurbished pub

MasterChef semifinalist cooking for newly-refurbished pub

Hundreds of diners are on the waiting list for tables at a refurbished pub, with the menu fronted by a 2019 MasterChef competitor.

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Fears for future of iconic theatres

Fears for future of iconic theatres

A desperate bid has been launched to save two theatres - including one of the oldest in the country - to stop them closing for good.

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New push for Kent tourism

New push for Kent tourism

One area is gearing up to promote tourism in 2021 to help overcome this year's affects of the coronavirus lockdown.

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Travel trimmings firm completes restructuring

Travel trimmings firm completes restructuring

A market leader in travel extras has completed its restructuring at the cost of more than 300 jobs.

Turning Japanese: Kent's oysters and hops to get 'protection'

Turning Japanese: Kent's oysters and hops to get 'protection'

The UK-Japan trade deal is set to extend special protection to a host of iconic Kent products.

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Businesses braced for 'rule of six' backlash

Businesses braced for 'rule of six' backlash

As new lockdown restrictions come into force, businesses say they face challenges with the latest rules.

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Empty pub could become... micropub

Empty pub could become... micropub

A former pub could be demolished and new homes and a micropub put in its place.

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Theatre among first to reopen

Theatre among first to reopen

A theatre is getting set to welcome back audiences as it becomes one of the first in the country to reopen.

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Eurostar 'might never return to Kent'

Eurostar 'might never return to Kent'

Fearful county councillors are concerned that Eurostar services may never return to the county.

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Call for more help for small firms

Call for more help for small firms

A business organisation is calling on the government to provide further support for small firms as they look to get workers back in the office.

Eurotunnel passenger traffic slumps during August

Eurotunnel passenger traffic slumps during August

The impact of quarantine on those returning from France saw passenger traffic on Eurotunnel during August 28% down on last year.

Why Japan can't get enough of our wine

Why Japan can't get enough of our wine

The county's vineyards have seen a surge of interest from Japan as exports to Asia rocket.

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Cider gets a taste and brand revamp

Cider gets a taste and brand revamp

A brewer has teamed up with a family firm to refresh its popular cider brand.

Self-employed urged to apply for Covid cash grants

Self-employed urged to apply for Covid cash grants

The government's latest round of support allows the self-employed to access funding to allow them to survive the health crisis.

Plans submitted for new adventure golf course

Plans submitted for new adventure golf course

A new adventure golf course could be opening along a seafront after plans were submitted to a council.

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