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Why Kent is well-placed to beat Covid-19 recession

Why Kent is well-placed to beat Covid-19 recession

Amid predictions of high unemployment, business expert Professor Richard Scase explains why Kent is better placed to weather the pandemic storm...

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Radio giant to axe jobs across its network

Radio giant to axe jobs across its network

The owners of Heart, Capital and LBC confirms the impact of Covid-19 will see job cuts across all departments.

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Parcel giants unite for Covid-19 test scheme

Parcel giants unite for Covid-19 test scheme

A county firm has created a consortium of the biggest parcel firms to get Covid home-testing kits safely back to laboratories.

'V-shaped' recovery hopes after trade plans stalled

'V-shaped' recovery hopes after trade plans stalled

More than half of firms surveyed in a recent poll said Covid-19 had forced them to cancel or delay international trading plans.

Campaign to boost our hospitality industry

Campaign to boost our hospitality industry

Two of the county's major organisations have come together to help promote our pubs, restaurants, cafés and hotels as they reopen.

List of Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge restaurants to close revealed

List of Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge restaurants to close revealed

Four of the 91 restaurants to close after Casual Dining Group called in the administrators are in Kent

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Shop-keepers say road closure will put them out of business

Shop-keepers say road closure will put them out of business

A road closure designed to make shopping easier as lockdown is eased has led to a backlash from businesses who say customers are deserting them.

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Two days until pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen

Two days until pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen

Here's how your local pubs and hair salons could look when they welcome people back on Saturday.

'It's downright disrespectful to be mocked and laughed at'

'It's downright disrespectful to be mocked and laughed at'

The owner of a beauty salon feels the industry is being "ignored and disregarded" by politicians.

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Tasty debut for Street Kings Smoke Shack

Tasty debut for Street Kings Smoke Shack

A new food outlet specialising in barbecued food is set to open on Super Saturday, and it tastes like a dream for the couple behind it.

Secret Drinker: I'm all set for Super Saturday

Secret Drinker: I'm all set for Super Saturday

As Kent's pubs get set to reopen our undercover reporter heads to the coast.

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Brewery agrees to new £25m lending deal

Brewery agrees to new £25m lending deal

One of the county's biggest employers has taken advantage of a government scheme to ease the financial pain of the lockdown.

U-turn on road closures after complaints from traders

U-turn on road closures after complaints from traders

The temporary closure of four roads in Sandwich has been called off in a surprise U-turn by council officials.

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Ferry firm DFDS announces 650 redundancies

Ferry firm DFDS announces 650 redundancies

Ferry operator DFDS has announced job cuts across its business as it focuses on freight but the company can't confirm how Dover will be affected.

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115 jobs at risk as leisure centre set to close

115 jobs at risk as leisure centre set to close

Plans to shut a leisure centre for a year to allow for refurbishment works could cause more than 100 job losses.

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Fruit-picking robots could solve jobs crisis

Fruit-picking robots could solve jobs crisis

A Kent farm boss says fruit-picking robots could solve the industry's jobs crisis.

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Theatres still in the dark over reopening

Theatres still in the dark over reopening

Plans for theatres' reopening have been described as too vague by experts.

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Another Bluewater brand opens its doors

Another Bluewater brand opens its doors

Another big brand name has reopened its doors at Bluewater shopping centre.

Aldi targets 15 new Kent stores

Aldi targets 15 new Kent stores

One of the nation's favourite supermarkets hopes to open more than a dozen Kent branches.

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Burger giant faces administration threat

Burger giant faces administration threat

A burger restaurant chain could go into administration unless new buyers are found.

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