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'Miracle' unearthed in Folkestone

Archaeologists and volunteers in Folkestone have unearthed an ancient watercourse, said in legend to have have been created by an Anglo-Saxon Princess.

The engineering was so complex people believed the 7th century Princess had performed a miracle because the water appeared to flow uphill.

The water travelled for two miles towards St Eanswythe's convent in the heart of the town.

The water-course provided Folkestone with water for centuries and is believed to be one of the reasons the town was situated there.


Update on fatal pub landlord shooting in Kent

The shooting happened in November last year

A 23-year-old man arrested in connection with the shooting of a pub landlord in Kent has now been released from bail.

Fifty-eight-year-old Joe Daniels was shot at the Red Cow Pub in Foord Road, Folkestone, on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 23-year-old man in question remains under investigation.


The row over the route for HS1 - 10 years on

It's been ten years since the high speed line between Folkestone and London St Pancras was completed.

But it was talked about for 30 years before it was built. And one of the biggest sticking points was the route it should take.

There were several different options proposed over the years - through Sussex as well as Kent.

Abigail Bracken's been looking back at the rows over the route. Her report includes interviews Charing Parish Council's Cllr Tylden Reed and the former Conservative MP for Maidstone and the Weald, Ann Widdecombe.

Appeal after shop ram-raided in Folkestone

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a car smashed through a Tesco store in Folkestone during a robbery early this morning.

Officers received reports that a car had been used to force entry to a shop in Foord Road around 6am.

A quantity of cash is reported to have been stolen.

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No arrests have been made, and enquiries are ongoing.

Three further arrests made after suspicious death

The victim was found with serious injuries near to the harbour wall Credit: ITV Meridian

Three further arrests have been made in connection with the death of a man in Folkestone.

54 year old Steve Holton, was found with serious injuries near the harbour wall on Saturday.

A 28-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man are all currently in custody as part of an investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

They are all from the Folkestone area.

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A total of seven arrests have now been made in connection with the incident.

Two people have been released pending further enquiries while the other five all remain in custody.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting reference ZY/39012/17.

Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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