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Abandoned bank hits market for £1.1 million

Abandoned bank hits market for £1.1 million

An abandoned bank has hit the market for more than £1 million – little more than a month after closing for good.

Winemaker sees sales soar

Winemaker sees sales soar

One of the county’s leading winemakers has reported strong growth in its sales after revealing its latest financial figures.

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Work to begin on college’s £11m green retrofit

Work to begin on college’s £11m green retrofit

A college undergoing a massive green energy drive says an £11m scheme should be completed within a year.

Busy high street shut off as sinkhole back and bigger than ever

Busy high street shut off as sinkhole back and bigger than ever

Business owners are in disbelief as roadworks shut down a busy high street for the third time in a month.

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Outdoor retailer to open in former Argos store

Outdoor retailer to open in former Argos store

An outdoor clothing and equipment company is set to launch its eighth store in Kent.

‘Proud’ sports bar pair up for top industry gong

‘Proud’ sports bar pair up for top industry gong

Pub licensees who transformed a nightclub into a popular town sports bar have been put forward for an award.

Disappointment as town centre Waterstones to close

Disappointment as town centre Waterstones to close

A popular bookstore will leave its prime town centre spot within days – but is hoping to relocate to another store soon.

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Fears for three more Kent restaurants as bookings date cut-off revealed

Fears for three more Kent restaurants as bookings date cut-off revealed

Speculation is mounting that three Brewers Fayre restaurants in Kent could be among several venues earmarked for closure by owner Whitbread.

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Supermarket and drive-thrus planned for derelict site on industrial estate

Supermarket and drive-thrus planned for derelict site on industrial estate

A supermarket and two drive-thru restaurants could be built on the site of a former drinks factory demolished a decade ago.

Bistro closed down ‘with a heavy heart’

Bistro closed down ‘with a heavy heart’

A popular, well-reviewed, bar and bistro has been forced to close down - a little over a year since it opened.

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Ice cream company serves up free colouring books

Ice cream company serves up free colouring books

An ice cream company has been handing out free colouring books to children with warnings of stranger danger and road safety tips.

Former Rooks to become fishmongers with street food bar

Former Rooks to become fishmongers with street food bar

A former JC Rook & Sons unit is to become a fishmongers and street food bar - two years after the popular butchers fell into administration.

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‘Our vineyard covers 500 acres - but we need somewhere to make wine’

‘Our vineyard covers 500 acres - but we need somewhere to make wine’

A company behind plans for a controversial winery has revealed its intentions to expand on its current site.

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‘Dirty’ curry house kicked off Uber Eats celebrates new hygiene rating

‘Dirty’ curry house kicked off Uber Eats celebrates new hygiene rating

Bosses at an Indian restaurant blacklisted by Uber Eats following a damning inspection say they have put “sweat and tears” into turning it around.

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Suzuki announces new Kent dealership

Suzuki announces new Kent dealership

A car brand has opened a new dealership, creating five jobs.

‘Change needed’ as another shop shuts

‘Change needed’ as another shop shuts

A senior councillor says change is needed to reverse the trend of town centre shops shutting after another store closed its doors.

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Jobs saved at Kent Pfizer site as Chinese firm moves in

Jobs saved at Kent Pfizer site as Chinese firm moves in

A Chinese company is set to save dozens of jobs after confirming it is to set up its European headquarters in Kent.

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‘We’ve lost thousands of pounds because of roadworks – we want compensation!’

‘We’ve lost thousands of pounds because of roadworks – we want compensation!’

Local traders say business is down by 85% because of roadworks in the area which customers are avoiding.

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Fashion brand moving to ‘much bigger store’ at Bluewater after 20 years

Fashion brand moving to ‘much bigger store’ at Bluewater after 20 years

A womenswear clothing chain is moving to a store three times larger than its current premises at the same shopping centre after two decades.

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Fears grow over future of three Kent restaurants

Fears grow over future of three Kent restaurants

Speculation is mounting that three popular restaurants have been earmarked for closure - as bookings are no longer being taken beyond July 4.

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More train carriages planned for town's harbour arm

More train carriages planned for town's harbour arm

Plans to replace a landmark blue bus which served as a Greek restaurant with train carriages and outdoor seating have been revealed.

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Shop owners ‘pass torch’ to family friends after 30 years

Shop owners ‘pass torch’ to family friends after 30 years

An African-Asian family who set up roots at a card shop and Post Office have handed over the keys to friends who are carrying on their legacy.

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‘We’re not paying £2.50 to look in a couple of shops!’

‘We’re not paying £2.50 to look in a couple of shops!’

Parking charges at Ashford Designer Outlet have been raised so "unnecessarily" high that shoppers say they will now think twice before visiting.

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Town’s first Domino’s to open tomorrow inside former bank

Town’s first Domino’s to open tomorrow inside former bank

Domino’s to open in Tenterden high street

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Empty pub could become flats as part of plans to ‘rejuvenate’ high street

Empty pub could become flats as part of plans to ‘rejuvenate’ high street

A once-popular pub which has sat empty for five years could be turned into flats as part of a planned facelift for the area.

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Inward investment agency confirms new CEO

Inward investment agency confirms new CEO

The county’s inward investment agency has unveiled a property expert as its new chief executive.

‘Winner of The Apprentice helped turn my fortunes around’

‘Winner of The Apprentice helped turn my fortunes around’

A plumber from Maidstone has revealed how he went from struggling to make a living to closing in on millionaire status.

Warning as fruit farmers struggle to survive

Warning as fruit farmers struggle to survive

The government is being urged to offer immediate help to Kent’s fruit farmers after the wettest 18 months for nearly 200 years.

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Winemaker’s special edition for Royal Ascot

Winemaker’s special edition for Royal Ascot

A leading Kent vineyard has produced 2,000 bottles of a special limited edition wine to mark its partnership deal with Ascot Racecourse.

Abandoned seafront concert hall could become 89-bed hotel

Abandoned seafront concert hall could become 89-bed hotel

Eye-catching plans to transform a long-abandoned seafront concert hall into an 89-bed hotel have been unveiled.

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Vote on controversial docks development to go ahead

Vote on controversial docks development to go ahead

A controversial planning application to redevelop working docks will go before a council’s planning committee for a decision.

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Historic Martello tower to open as holiday let by end of year

Historic Martello tower to open as holiday let by end of year

The owner of a historic Martello tower says the site should open as a holiday let by the end of the year.

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Manston cleared for take-off (again) as legal challenge fails

Manston cleared for take-off (again) as legal challenge fails

A legal challenge against the reopening of Manston Airport has been rejected - paving the way for the site to reopen.

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