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Legendary landlady leaves village pub after 20 years

Legendary landlady leaves village pub after 20 years

A mother and daughter team have bid an emotional farewell to the beloved village pub the family has run for two decades.

‘We're spending £3m on town centre - don't just sit at home and moan’

‘We're spending £3m on town centre - don't just sit at home and moan’

Residents are being urged to “walk the walk” and support their high street amid claims council bosses only care about an out-of-town shopping centre.

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‘New EU rules will only make gridlock worse - so we're closing’

‘New EU rules will only make gridlock worse - so we're closing’

A bed shop boss has blamed traffic gridlock and new EU border rules for the closure of his store after just two years of trading.

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Village pub picks up another top prize

Village pub picks up another top prize

A pub named Kent’s best earlier this year has now scooped another award to put behind the bar.

New free bus serving town’s ‘top attractions’ to launch

New free bus serving town’s ‘top attractions’ to launch

A new free-of-charge bus service taking passengers across one of Kent’s busiest seaside towns is to launch next month.

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Cadbury to relaunch retro chocolate bar after 20 years

Cadbury to relaunch retro chocolate bar after 20 years

A Cadbury chocolate bar, which was first made in 1993, is being returned to shop shelves as part of the company’s 200th birthday celebrations.

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‘As my missus swigged pints outside, I was in the bar with a mystery blonde’

‘As my missus swigged pints outside, I was in the bar with a mystery blonde’

Secret Drinker has a brief encounter at an awesome country pub just perfect for a summer afternoon

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‘I’ve changed my mind - this town needs its sports bar back’

‘I’ve changed my mind - this town needs its sports bar back’

Owners of a once popular sports bar turned supermarket have revealed plans to reopen the boozer and pull pints once again.

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Turkish restaurant opens first branch in Kent

Turkish restaurant opens first branch in Kent

A new Turkish eatery, which has undergone a £500,000 revamp, says it has enjoyed a promising start after opening its first branch in the county.

Joy as council u-turn sees free parking return

Joy as council u-turn sees free parking return

A council has u-turned on its decision to axe free parking at a town centre cinema following a furious backlash from film fans.

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Dine-and-dash caught on camera leaves cafe boss ‘heartbroken’

Dine-and-dash caught on camera leaves cafe boss ‘heartbroken’

The boss of an independent cafe has told of the heartbreaking moment a group left without paying while their waitress was out of sight.

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‘Christmas market here would be great - but what about the town centre?’

‘Christmas market here would be great - but what about the town centre?’

Shoppers have welcomed plans for a Christmas market at Ashford Designer Outlet - but there are fears over its potential impact on the town centre.

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‘We want to give Starbucks good competition’

‘We want to give Starbucks good competition’

An independent coffee shop chain which has moved into a former Costa is hoping to give Starbucks some healthy competition.

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‘Whenever anyone entered or left, the whole bar erupted into complete mayhem’

‘Whenever anyone entered or left, the whole bar erupted into complete mayhem’

Welcome to the madhouse! Secret Drinker’s wild Friday night out.

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Hotel launches first ‘afternoon tea for dogs’ in Kent

Hotel launches first ‘afternoon tea for dogs’ in Kent

A pet-friendly hotel has launched a new quirky afternoon tea menu specifically designed for canine companions.

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‘It’s the best way to mark National Fish and Chip day - but £16.50 is a bit steep’

‘It’s the best way to mark National Fish and Chip day - but £16.50 is a bit steep’

In honour of National Fish and Chips day we headed to one of the best inland chippies in the county.

End of an era as chippy boss calls it quits after 40 years in town

End of an era as chippy boss calls it quits after 40 years in town

A chippy owner who has run his takeaway for more than 40 years says his decision to quit has been an emotional one.

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Coffee shop boss pledges to 'offer something different' in hometown

Coffee shop boss pledges to 'offer something different' in hometown

The man behind a coffee shop which has opened inside a former tanning salon says he hopes the cafe will be a unique venue for the town.

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Where to watch Euro 2024 in Kent - the best pub gardens, clubs and bars

Where to watch Euro 2024 in Kent - the best pub gardens, clubs and bars

With Gareth Southgate and the England team in Germany for the European Championships, here’s where in the county you can watch and cheer along.

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‘We’ve turned an old pub into the best hotel in town’

‘We’ve turned an old pub into the best hotel in town’

A husband-and-wife team have transformed a former high street pub into a town’s highest-rated hotel in less than a year.

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