A Folkestone man who left another fighting for his life following a frenzied knife attack has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.
How the infantrymen of the Great War are to be honoured in the last town they saw before leaving for battle.
Prince Charles has piad tribute to the sacrifices Gurkhas in Folkestone have made while visiting the battalion.
Network Rail has announced that it proposes to close the Folkestone Harbour branch line and Folkestone Harbour station.
The line hasn't been used by passenger services as part of the national rail network since 2001 and only chartered services have operated in recent years.
An assessment by Network Rail concluded it would not be financially appropriate or responsible to continue to maintain it.
The recommendation covers the railway line between Folkestone East Junction and Folkestone Harbour and Folkestone Harbour station and that they close at the earliest opportunity.
– Fiona Taylor, Network Rail’s route managing director for Kent
We have carried out an extensive assessment of the Folkestone Harbour branch line, taking all aspects into consideration. We feel it would be irresponsible of us to continue to maintain this unused line, largely at the taxpayers’ expense, at a time when we are doing all we can to make the rest of our business more efficient. The consultation is an opportunity to comment on these proposals and ensure that all opinions are taken into consideration before a final decision is made.”
The family of a man who was murdered in Folkestone have paid tribute to him. Tim Clayton died following serious head injuries. A 54-year-old man has been charged with his murder.
His daughter Jessica, said: 'Dad was always smiling. We all knew he had his demons but despite what was going on in his life, he would always go out of his way to help other people.'
His son Jake said: 'It has been amazing that people have said that they remember him although he may have only served them once. I think it is because he would always do that little bit extra to ensure that customers received a good service.'
– PC Michael Kendall, Kent Police
We are in the process of reviewing CCTV of the area and are keen to hear from any witnesses who may have information useful to this case. I am keen to speak with three teenagers who were seen outside the church, they are reportedly two boys and a girl. The girl was heard shouting 'I've got a candle'.
The theft of such an iconic statue from a display which was commemorating Remembrance Sunday is a huge mark of disrespect and we are keen to find those responsible in an effort to both bring them to justice and return the statue to the church."
Police are investigating the theft of a statue of the Virgin Mary which was stolen from a special Remembrance Day display at a church in Folkestone.
The incident occurred on 10 November 2013, between 1.15pm and 1.25pm at the Church of our Lady of Christians in Guildhall Street, Folkestone.
The statue is valued to be worth around £600.
A 54-year-old man is due in court later, charged with the murder of a man in Folkestone.
Brian Sharp was arrested on Sunday afternoon, 10th November 2013. Another man, aged 25 and from Folkestone, also arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on bail until 28th November 2013.
Three men of no fixed address were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of assault. Two of the men, aged 28 and 38, have been released without charge. The third man, aged 44, has been released on bail pending further enquiries until 6 December.
A 54-year-old man from Folkestone is due in court later after a 45-year-old man died in hospital.
Tim Clayton died at the Royal London Hospital, where he was being treated for head injuries, after an assault at the weekend. He was found in a car park behind Europe House in Pound Way, Folkestone.
A man has been charged with murder of 45-year-old Folkestone man Tim Clayton. Brian Sharp who's 54 and from Manor Road in Folkestone was charged with murder at 9.20pm Monday, 11th November 2013.
He was remanded in custody overnight and will appear before Folkestone Magistrates later.
Kent Police are making another appeal for witnesses after a man was found unconscious in Folkestone.
The forty-five year old was discovered in a car park behind Europa House on Pound Way on the morning of Saturday 9th November 2013. He had suffered serious head injuries and was flown to a London hospital, where he is said to be in a critical condition.
Four men have been questioned in connection with the incident.
The M20 coastbound exit slip road is closed due to a spillage at J13 A20 (Folkestone).
A man has died after he was in collision with a bin lorry in Folkestone.
Police were called at 10.50am to reports a 60-year-old man had been involved in a collision with a refuse lorry at Ross Way. He later died of his injuries.
An investigation into the collision is now underway by both Kent Police and the Health and Safety Executive.