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.
A man from Folkestone has been sentenced to life in prison for beating a father of two to death in a jealous rage. The court heard that Brian Sharp had become obsessively jealous of his victim's friendship with his girlfriend.
The judge said Sharp had shown 'not one flicker of remorse' after his 'cold hearted and callous attack.' on Tim Clayton, who was sleeping rough at the time.
Sarah Saunders spoke to Mr Clayton's mother and father, Anna and John; his daughter Jess and Det Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham from Kent Police.
A man from Folkestone has been sentenced to life in prison for beating a homeless man to death in a jealous rage.
Brian Sharp, who's 55, faces at least 18 years in jail before being considered for parole. The court heard Sharp was jealous of Tim Clayton's friendship with his girlfriend. And carried out a sustained assault on his victim in Folkestone last November.
We spoke to Tim's father, John Clayton.
A Folkestone man's been sentenced to life and will serve a minimum of 18 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering a homeless person to death in a jealous rage.
Brian Sharp, 55, of Manor Road, Folkestone, was found guilty of killing Tim Clayton by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court Thursday 26 June.
During the two week trial, the court heard how Sharp had become jealous about the 45-year-old victim’s friendship with his on-off girlfriend.
Sharp attacked Mr Clayton as he slept at Europa House in Pound Way on Friday 8th November..
He dragged the victim across the floor out into the open whilst he was still in his sleeping bag and launched a sustained attack, punching and kicking him as he lay defenceless.
Mr Clayton never regained consciousness. He was found in the morning by bank staff arriving for work at 8.20am.
He was airlifted to the Royal Hospital in London, but died in the afternoon on Sunday 10 November.
John and Anna Clayton, Tim’s parents, said: ‘On 10 November, our precious son Tim was taken from us and we are left with a great void in our lives. His children have lost a dear and loving father and we now have to start to live the rest of our lives with an important member of the family missing.’
A Folkestone man has been found guilty of beating a homeless person to death in a jealous rage.
55 year old Brain Sharp of Manor Road, Folkestone, was found guilty of murdering Tim Clayton at Canterbury Crown Court. The victim was a friend of Sharp's girlfriend.
Sharp will be sentenced on 2 July.
The Grand Hotel in Folkestone is returning to normal after a fire that started last night.
The blaze started in the electrical room in the basement. Three fire engines attended and around fifty people were evacuated. Two were treated for smoke inhalation.
ITV Meridian spoke to General Manager of the hotel, Robert Richardson.
A milestone in the construction of a new visitor centre at the Battle of Britain memorial near Folkestone is about to be reached.
The 3.5 million pound visitor centre at Capel le Ferne will honour pilots from the famous battle fought in the skies over Kent.
Now a steel framework that will recreate the shape of R J Mitchell’s iconic Spitfire wing – including its distinctive upward slope - is being put in place to create a spectacular building with a first floor balcony area offering views across The Channel.
The building should be finished towards the end of this summer, and visitors to the annual Memorial Day on Sunday 6 July will have The Wing as a dramatic new backdrop.
The Channel Tunnel is celebrating its 20th anniversary today.
Exactly 20 years ago the Queen became one of the first passengers to cross from Kent to France by train through the 23.5 mile tunnel.
Shuttles transport cars, coaches and lorries between England and France along twin railway tunnels. Eurostar also uses the Channel Tunnel to run high speed rail services from London to Paris and Brussels.
Since opening more than 330 million passengers have used the tunnel, with more than 65 million vehicles, 20 million of those being trucks.
In a little over a month thousands of people will run the 26 miles of the London Marathon. Some will be professional runners, some will run in costume and one man from Kent, who turns 50 this year, will be taking part in the race for the 14th time.
Sarah Saunders went to meet the marathon man, Ray Johnson from Folkestone.
There's a waiting time of up to 2 and a half hours to freight Eurotunnel service at Folkestone due to an earlier incident in the Channel Tunnel.
There is a waiting time of an hour and a half before check-in, and a further wait on an hour on the terminal for freight services after a train broke down in the tunnel yesterday evening.
She's a bit fat, lives alone in a field and is relying on donations of food from kindly neighbours. Porrick the pig was abandoned when her owner took all his other porkers away except for her. She needs a new home - but who would be willing to take on the friendly pot-bellied beast?
David Johns has been to meet her, speaking to the man who built her shelter, Lance Cruse.