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Benefits claims up by 950 in a month

Benefits claims up by 950 in a month

The number of people claiming benefits in Kent has now risen for the 18th month in a row.

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Anger at McDonald's drive-through plan

Anger at McDonald's drive-through plan

Residents fear a new drive-through lane at a McDonald's will increase congestion, pollution, and littering.

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Historic pub up for sale

Historic pub up for sale

The owners of a popular pub, the name of which is commonly mispronounced, are selling up after two years in charge.

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Op Brock 2? New barrier plan unveiled

Op Brock 2? New barrier plan unveiled

The government has unveiled a new barrier plan for the M20 that it thinks will end the misery of operations Brock and Stack – here's how it works.

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Should holiday parks be open all year?

Should holiday parks be open all year?

A Kent council is asking holiday park bosses if they would like to be open all year instead of the 10 months at present.

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Talks delay huge town centre revamp

Talks delay huge town centre revamp

Construction of a massive development which includes a 14-storey block has yet to begin 12 months after being given the green light.

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Legendary joke shop closing after 40 years

Legendary joke shop closing after 40 years

A much-loved novelty store which opened in the 70s is closing due to online retail pressure.

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Why we are closing our farm shop

Why we are closing our farm shop

The boss of a Kent restaurant and wedding venue explains why she is shutting her farm shop.

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Stunning new home could woo tourists

Stunning new home could woo tourists

A disused farm building is to be knocked down to make way for an eye-catching new building which will house a wine merchant.

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End of an era as bookshop closes

End of an era as bookshop closes

A bookshop owner, who has run his businesses for more than 44 years in a town centre, is retiring bringing an end to a high street shop.

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Developer wins 350 homes appeal

Developer wins 350 homes appeal

A government agency has overruled a council and granted a developer permission to build hundreds of homes.

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Shop takes 'soul searching' decision to close

Shop takes 'soul searching' decision to close

Poor sales have been blamed for a decision to close a farm shop connected to a restaurant.

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Radio station gets signal boost

Radio station gets signal boost

Kmfm's FM signal has been given an upgrade to ensure top quality sound for listeners.

Work starts on town centre eyesore

Work starts on town centre eyesore

An empty building which has sat abandoned for years is being transformed into 28 flats after work began on the site.

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Oil recycling firm expands offer

Oil recycling firm expands offer

Company's oil recycling expanded into established Kent site.

Virgin Media stores face closure

Virgin Media stores face closure

Two Virgin Media stores in Kent are set to shut.

Grants to give shops facelift

Grants to give shops facelift

Small businesses can apply for up to £3,500 to improve the appearance of their shopfronts.

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Pool to be demolished for £26m centre

Pool to be demolished for £26m centre

A popular but decaying leisure centre is to be knocked down and replaced by a six-lane swimming pool, new gym and exercise areas.

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Setback for water firm after discovery of suspected medieval boat

Setback for water firm after discovery of suspected medieval boat

A suspected medieval boat has been uncovered by workers exploring a solution to a town's problematic burst pipes.

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Riverside development is under way

Riverside development is under way

Work to develop new apartments and businesses along a town's waterfront has started following a groundbreaking ceremony.

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