The Folkestone arch

Walk Of WWI Heroes

How the infantrymen of the Great War are to be honoured in the last town they saw before leaving for battle.

Prince Charles

Gurkhas gather for Prince's visit

Prince Charles has piad tribute to the sacrifices Gurkhas in Folkestone have made while visiting the battalion.

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Witness appeal after unconscious man found in car park

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.


Vic's big night out in his garden shed

Now, he's probably best known for his TV shows Shooting Stars and Big Night Out (he even appeared on ITV's I'm A Celebrity!) but did you know the acclaimed comedian Vic Reeves has another string to his bow?

From the comfort of his shed in Kent, Vic whiles away many happy hours painting and sculpting. Now, under his real name of Jim Moir, he's putting many of his finest pieces up for sale.

More than 100 lots went on display this morning at an auction house at Westenhanger railway station near Folkestone. The Principal Auctioneer and Valuer is The TV Antiques expert Michael Hogben. Andrea Thomas has been to take a look at the collection.

M20 road check stops vehicles

A multi-agency road check on the M20 in Kent saw a total of 38 vehicles stopped.

The operation took place on Wednesday, July 24 by the Roads Policing Unit and other law enforcement agencies.

The inspections near Folkestone looked to catch motorists who were breaking the law including: foreign lorries in dangerous condition, stolen goods, 'bogus' workmen, drink and drug driving and illegal immigrants.

The results of the road checks found:

  • 38 vehicles stopped
  • 9 vehicles immediately prohibited because they were not road worthy
  • 3 issued with delayed prohibition to allow vehicle to return for repair
  • 9 foreign nationals prosecuted for driving longer than allowed
  • 1 vehicle had insecure load
  • 10 Graduated Fixed Penalty Notices were issued

As Kent is the gateway to both the UK and Europe it is vital we take these opportunities to disrupt criminal networks and ensure commercial vehicles driving through Kent to all parts of the country are acting in accordance within the Road Traffic Legislation. Removing dangerous vehicles from the road networks has made it safer for all UK road users."

– Paul Sellwood, Kent Police's Roads Policing Uni
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