UK recession: South East

Page last updated at 11:42 GMT, Tuesday, 19 January 2010

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Clothing firm Blacks calls in administrators to its 11 O'Neill boardwear stores, including one at Bluewater, threatening 90 jobs.

A building company with offices in Kent and Sussex goes into administration and makes 60 people redundant.

The co-founder of a chain of 99p discount stores says business is thriving as he opens his 99th branch in Kent.

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Allied Carpets loses 850 jobs and closes 142 stores including 12 outlets across Kent, East and West Sussex, and Surrey.

A food distribution firm merges its Kent operations at a depot in Paddock Wood and says jobs will grow to 350.

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