School scoops £500 recycling award

A school in Gravesend has won a £500 prize and been named a county recycling champion after topping the leaderboard in a home recycling challenge which involved more than 100 schools across Kent. St John’s Catholic Primary School received its prize at its very own Wastebuster assembly held this morning after putting in an exceptional…

Businesses of Kent – we need you!

Kent County Council is calling on employers to help young people into work by giving them interview experience or offering them an apprenticeship – or both. The council’s Made in Kent apprentice programme launched its 1,000 Interviews project at Oakwood House in Maidstone on Tuesday (November 7) with the aim of giving 1,000 young people…

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Chains and the brains behind automobiles

Kent County Council Chairman David Brazier visited Caterham Cars in Dartford on Tuesday (November 7) alongside Cabinet Member for Economic Development Mark Dance. They were greeted by Graham Macdonald, the CEO of the company, at their Kennet Road factory. Mr Brazier and Mr Dance were taken around the factory floor and were able to view…

Counterfeit goods lead to Trading Standards court action

A fraudster who sold fake goods through Facebook and Gumtree has appeared in court. Derek Mitchell, formerly of East Street, Sittingbourne, pleaded guilty to 10 charges of breaching the Trade Marks Act when he appeared before Medway Magistrates. The court was told that KCC Trading Standards had begun an investigation after a tip-off that Mitchell…