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.
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.
A 9-year-old boy living in Folkestone has learned to read with the help of charity work funded by Text Santa.
Codrut Padure arrived in Kent from Romania last year. He spoke barely any English and couldn't read. But within a year - everything changed.
Abigail Bracken reports.
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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.
A memorial has been unveiled in Folkestone by Joanna Lumley marking 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Armed forces.
The actress fronted a Kent-based campaign to get British residency rights for all Gurkha soldiers.
ITV Meridian spoke to Joanna Lumley.
Joanna Lumley unveiled a memorial statue in Folkestone this weekend, paying tribute to 200 years of Gurkha service in the British Armed forces.
The actress - who supported the Gurkha campaign for rights to live in the UK in recent years - unveiled the statue in Folkestone, the home of the Royal Gurkha Rifles regiment.
Divers have retrieved part of a Spitfire that crashed in the English Channel 75 years ago during the Battle of Britain.
The De Havilland propeller blade was recovered in nets by the coast at Folkestone and is now at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge.
It's thought to be from the plane flown by Sergeant Frederick Eley who was shot down and killed in July 1940.
ITV Meridian spoke to Dave Brocklehurst from the Kent Battle of Britain Museum.
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent was in Folkestone this lunchtime, taking veterans' salutes at the National Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne.
Two spitfires and two hurricanes, that were scheduled to fly over the site as part of the Memorial Day celebrations, had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Andy Dickenson reports. We hear from Tom Neil, Hurricane pilot, 249 Squadron, and Terry Kane, Spitfire pilot, 234 Squadron.
There is a waiting time of up to one hour on the passenger Eurotunnel service at Folkestone because of maintenance work. Check before traveling.
An executive principal arrested after reportedly starting a relationship with an ex-pupil who is now said to be expecting his child has quit his teaching roles.
Sean Heslop, 47, was detained on suspicion of abuse of a position of trust and freed on police bail until July 30 pending further inquiries. He was also suspended from his duties as executive principal of the Folkestone Academy and Marlowe Academy in Ramsgate, Kent. But it has now emerged he has resigned.
A spokesman said: "Governors can confirm that Sean Heslop has resigned his position as executive principal of Folkestone and Marlowe Academies, and the schools will continue to be led by their respective head teachers."
The Sun newspaper reported last month that his arrest came after he allegedly started a relationship with a former pupil.
He is said to be "really excited" at becoming a father with the woman and "the happiest he's ever been", an unnamed relative told the paper.
A spokesman for Kent Police and the academies have declined to comment on the report. The governors have said the case "has not interfered with and will not inhibit the good work going on in the schools".
A spokeswoman for Kent Police said there was no update to the police investigation.