Trains between Dover and Folkestone running again, as new sea wall and viaduct completed three months earlyRead the full story ›
The floods that swept through the centre of Folkestone twenty years ago, left devastation in their wake. Since then the Environment Agency has put in place a number of flood prevention measures to protect properties. A series of events is taking place this weekend to inform people living near streams and rivers of what action they can take when water levels rise. Tom Savvides has been speaking to shopkeeper Mary Constantine and Ian Nunn from the Environment Agency.
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The train has now exited from the Tunnel and we will reform the timetable as quickly as possible. ^LD
All trains have now arrived. Our sincere apologies for the delays today.
Highways England have reported that a train has broken down in the Channel Tunnel. There are severe delays to travellers, and delays to freight on the M20.
It is being reported that there is a waiting time of up to six hours to the Freight Eurotunnel service at Folkestone due to the incident in the Channel tunnel. Lorry drivers are experiencing a waiting time of up to 90 minutes at Check-In and a further four-and-a-half hours on the Channel Tunnel terminal.
There are waiting times of up to two hours and 30 minutes to the passenger Eurotunnel service at Folkestone due to a train that stopped in the tunnel earlier. There is a waiting time of approximately 30 minutes before check in and 2 hours on the terminal.
A major development project in Folkestone's Creative Quarter is getting underway in the next few weeks.
A former amusement arcade will be renovated to provide shops and new homes.
It's hoped the striking design will help to attract new businesses to the town.
"The existing building is in a poor state of repair and has been badly neglected and reconfigured in the past, making it difficult to maintain and causing damage to some of the most valuable architectural features.
"The challenge has been to find a cost-effective way to preserve and restore important elements of the site's heritage whilst creating attractive spaces that are suitable for modern use."
A search is underway for a missing 16-year-old girl from Kent.
Alex Willoughby was last seen in Tothill Street in Ramsgate. Police say she also has links with Folkestone.
Rail bosses have revealed the railway line between Dover and Folkestone will not be fully repaired until the end of the yearRead the full story ›
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Network Rail have revealed that the railway line between Dover and Folkestone which was damaged when a sea wall collapsed, will not be fully repaired until the end of the year.
The line was breached near Dover at Christmas time and it was known that the work would take some time, but today's announcement is the first confirmation that works are not expected to be complete until December. It means many more months of disruption for commuters who use rail routes in the area.
ITV Meridian correspondent Derek Johnson filed this report back in February when questions about the issue were raised.