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  • Government chooses Discovery Park as life sciences zone

    Discovery Park, the thriving science park for ambitious and growing life sciences companies near Sandwich, has been named a Life Sciences Opportunity Zone (LSOZ) by the Government’s Office for Life Sciences. This designation reflects the park’s strengths and growth potential, particularly across advanced manufacturing, digital and artificial intelligence in healthcare. As one of six new LSOZs…

  • €2.5m funding award to ENSURE social inclusion for vulnerable people

    A new cross-border partnership project has been awarded more than 2.5 million euros of European funding (European Regional Development Fund) – as part of the Interreg VA 2Seas programme – to provide vulnerable people in our communities with ongoing assistance to access support services. The ‘ENSURE’ project aims to break the cycle of disadvantage which…

  • Kent-wide campaign to reduce single-use plastics

    This week, 13 Kent councils, including Kent County Council, will be uniting to reduce single-use plastics across the county. The local authorities are releasing a Facebook campaign across their channels including a competition showcasing reusable items as a viable alternative to single-use plastic. The week-long initiative will use vintage imagery and nostalgic messaging to ‘remember’…