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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.

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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.

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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.

REPORT: Parents criticise playground refurb for ignoring needs of disabled children

A new adventure playground in Kent has been criticised by the parents of disabled children who say there's no room for them.

The Radnor Park project in Folkestone is part of a series of refurbishments that has cost Shepway council £400,000.

Although it is attracting many families, there are complaints that the space does not cater for youngsters with special needs.

Iain McBride reports.

Iain spoke to parents Jade Bourne, Sarah Hill and Rachel Thomas.

UPDATE: Men arrested after suspicious death in Folkestone released

Two men, arrested in connection with the death of a man in Folkestone, have been released pending further investigations.

Kent Police was called at 2.24am on Saturday 19 August to a report that a man had been found with serious injuries near the harbour wall.

The man was found on Marine Parade near the Harbour wall Credit: Google Images

The victim, a local man aged in his fifties, was pronounced dead at the scene upon arrival of ambulance staff.

Officers carried out enquiries throughout the early hours and at about 5.30am they arrested a 56-year-old man from Folkestone in connection with the incident.

A second local man, aged in his thirties, was then arrested at midday. Both have since been released as enquiries continue.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed.

Investigations into man's death near Harbour Wall

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Folkestone.

Police were called at 2.24am this morning to a report that a man had been found with serious injuries near the harbour wall. Ambulance staff attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man has not yet been identified and enquiries into the circumstances behind his death are ongoing.

The man was found on Marine Parade near the Harbour wall Credit: Google Earth

A 56-year-old man from Folkestone has been arrested in connection with the incident. He remains in custody.

Marine Parade was closed for a number of hours following the incident but has since reopened.

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