The fight is on to save the independent shops of a seaside town.
Whitstable shop owners say mass rent hikes could turn their high street into a ghost town.
But with retail giants willing to pay top prices to be there, is the town a victim of its own success? Sarah Saunders reports.
Businesses in the South are examining the implications of the government's u-turn on the so-called 'pasty tax'.Read the full story ›
Hot food firms in the South are looking at the implications of the Chancellor's u-turn on his so-called 'pasty tax'. George Osborne had proposed a 20% tax on hot baked snacks including pasties and pies.
Now however the tax will only apply to cooked pies and pasties that are kept hot, but not those that are still warm after coming from the oven.
Clintons is the UK's biggest card retailer and employs more than 8,000 staff, and has shops across the South and South EastRead the full story ›
Councillors to vote on fining supermarkets £15 for the recovery of each abandoned shopping trolleys found in the town.Read the full story ›
Mothercare is to close 111 stores over the next three years.
A hundred and forty new jobs have been created with the opening of a new department store in West Sussex. More than 1,300 people applied for the positions at 'John Lewis at Home' in Chichester, meaning nine applicants for each job. The store focuses on furniture and electrical products.
Millions of pounds are being invested across the region on the redevelopment of our town centres.Read the full story ›