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Unearthing secrets of Kent's Anglo-Saxon woman

She was born fifteen hundred years ago and moved to her new home at the start of the last century.

Now work has begun to find out more about the skeleton of an Anglo Saxon woman discovered in Folkestone in 1906.

It's hoped DNA and carbon testing will provide clues about how she lived and died, and about the early settlements along the South East coast. Results should come through in the next six months.

We speak to Sally Hough from Folkestone Museum and Andrew Richardson from Canterbury Archaeological Trust.

Concern for missing 16-year-old girl

Jordan Goodwin was last seen at her home in Folkestone last night Credit: Kent Police

Police are appealing for information to try and find a 16-year-old girl who has been reported missing from the Folkestone area.

Jordan Goodwin was last seen at her home in Bridge Street at around 9.30pm last night.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for Jordan’s welfare and are appealing for anyone who may have seen her to get in touch.

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Transport Secretary to visit rail line close by damaged sea wall

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The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin and the head of Network Rail will today visit the railway line between Dover and Folkestone.

The line has been closed since December by a crack in seawall causing severe disruption for travellers.

The cracks were discovered on Christmas Eve but engineers have also found a number of sinkholes all of which is requiring a major rebuild.

Channel Tunnel asylum walker due in court

A Sudanese man granted asylum in Britain after apparently walking through the Channel Tunnel from France will appear in court.

Abdul Rahman Haroun who's 40, is expected to learn whether prosecutors plan to drop their criminal case against him following his asylum win.

Abdul Rahman Haroun walked the length of the Channel Tunnel Credit: ITV Meridian

He was charged with causing an obstruction to an engine or carriage using the railway under the Malicious Damage Act 1861 after being arrested in Folkestone last August.

But earlier this month at a hearing at Canterbury Crown Court it emerged that Haroun had been granted permission to stay in Britain on Christmas Eve. Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel said it was disappointed with the decision, saying granting him asylum may encourage others to attempt the same perilous journey.

Haroun, who is on bail, will appear at Canterbury Crown Court in front of Judge Adele Williams from 2pm this afternoon.

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Parents await schoolgirls' early return from Paris trip after attacks

More than thirty schoolgirls are returning home to relieved parents in Kent tonight after last night's terror attacks halted their school trip to Paris.

The pupils from Folkestone School for Girls were approaching the French capital as the massacre began.

Tonight David Cameron warned Britiish casualties are likely. Heightened security is disrupting air travel and cross-channel services. John Ryall reports.

The interviewees are Chris Ruddle, Minister at Folkestone Baptist Church; and Charlie Elphicke the MP for Dover.

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