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9,900 jobs could be created after the North Kent Innovation Zone was granted Enterprise Zone status

Cyber crime

Unit will be up and running in 2016, conference is told

Steve Carpenter

Tax offices in Canterbury, Chatham, Gravesend and Maidstone are all to shut by 2021 as HMRC merges its 170 bases into 13 regional offices

Tired businessman

New research shows that 73 per cent of workers in Maidstone put in an extra six hours per week

Woman smoking electronic cigarette

An investigation by Trading Standards discovered shops are breaking the law by selling nicotine products to children

Tonbridge High Street development

Move comes to ensure no disruption to traders - but project has already fallen behind schedule


Campaign group urges an end to the personal attacks over airport and urges protestors to be positive going forward

Bluewater Christmas campaign

A six-year-old girl and a CGI reindeer are the stars of the show

Neil Lakeland of CXK and Allan Mowatt of Kent Foundation

Organisations sign memorandum of understanding


Office in Canterbury, Chatham, Gravesend and Maidstone will all close over next six years

Rochester Riverside

Major multi-million pound project will sit alongside the River Medway


Franchise splashes the cash - hot on the heels of installing digital displays

Hadlow College

The college was featured among businesses such as O2 and Ikea


Train firm invests £550,000 on improving screens at 20 stations across the region

Food and drink businesses in Germany

The visit was part of a project which aims to increase exports among Kent food and drink companies and promote its heritage to boost tourism


The chamber rang to chants of ‘out, out, out’ after the cabinet rejected RiverOak’s offerings

English money

The residents from Scotby Avenue will each receive £1,000


Most of the jobs will go to local sub-contractors and tradesmen

Greg Clark speaks to the Kent Developers Group

He made the remarks at a meeting with the Kent Developers Group

Royal Victoria Place.

Public can see plans later this week before planning application is submitted

Karren Brady, Lord Sugar, Claude Littner  Pic: Jim Marks/Boundless

A number of local stores featured on the show which millions tuned in to watch last night

Ice skating

Town centre traders and the council are working together to draw in the crowds over the festive period

Port of Dover

The port’s chief executive says a new Lower Thames Crossing is needed urgently to keep the UK economy growing

Paramount London Resort - interior

The deal will help bring the £3.2 billion project to life but local businesses are concerned they may lose their homes

Port of Dover

Port is also planning to developing a small tidal energy array in the harbour to test its potential

Dartford Crossing

The group says that it is putting the brakes on economic growth in the area

The World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill

Countryside campaigners say there is ‘no justification’ while the circuit says it has to expand for its future

Rochester Cathedral

Diocese of Rochester teams up with a number of credit unions to offer affordable loans

County Hall, Maidstone (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

The council has already trimmed £433 million off its budget over the past five years

Swale Borough Council offices

The site has just been updated to include business properties which are available


The calls are mounting after a fresh row broke out between the Ukip leader and American investment company River Oak

Blackbox Solutions MD Colin Griffin

The company has enjoyed such rapid growth it’s now moving to a bigger home


Operations at Kent Potato Company will be shifted to sites in Cambridgeshire and Scotland

Managing director Giedre Brandao and her team with the crystal bowl they were preseted with by the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L’Isle MBE.

The company received the visit after winning a Queen’s Award earlier in the year

The cost could stifle the growth of smaller businesses

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