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.
The Romanian driver of the lorry has been arrested by the French border police who will investigate.
Dave Hutchinson, Border Force Deputy Director for South East & Europe, said: “The dangers of using refrigerated lorries and sealed tankers in this way are self evident. The consequences are potentially fatal."
In 2000, 58 Chinese immigrants died after being sealed into the back of a lorry which was stopped at Dover.
The stowaways, 41 male and seven female, are all said to be in good health. They were handed over to the French authorities. Three of the group were believed to be minors.
The lorry was empty apart from the stowaways, all though to be Albanian nationals. It was scheduled to drive to a location in Dover to pick up a load for delivery to France.
It had no external lock or seal when it was checked by Border Force officers. The refrigeration unit was not turned on.
Border Force officers based in France, have found 48 stowaways hidden in the back of a refrigerated lorry.
The would-be illegal immigrants were discovered during routine checks on Tuesday (Jan 21) as the trucked waited to board a cross-Channel shuttle to Folkestone.
We often hear the phrase 'all work and no play' but one manage thought that if he could combine the two, he might get better results from his team. So to keep spirits up he created something you'd normally see in a playground.
But has it achieved the desired results - or are his workers on a slippery slope to disaster? David Johns has been finding out, speaking to Building Manager James Avery, two employees, and Sales Manager Russell Bailey.