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Folkestone and Hythe MP hits out at France over disruption to Kent during strike action at Calais

Contributed by editor on Jul 01, 2015 - 06:25 AM

 

Constituency matters... a weekly column by the Member of Parliament for Folkestone and Hythe, Damian Collins 1st July 2015



'Everyone's Going to Die' in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Jun 30, 2015 - 08:05 PM

 

Everyone’s Going to Die, the acclaimed independent British feature film shot on location in Folkestone, will play at the Silver Screen Cinema this weekend.

 


Violent burglar from Deal who stabbed a woman in front of her children jailed by court in Canterbury

Contributed by editor on Jun 30, 2015 - 06:55 PM

 

A burglar who stabbed a woman in front of her children and fled the scene on a BMX bike has been jailed for 10 years.

 


Lydd air charter firm fly TV film crew to report on French ferry strike

Contributed by editor on Jun 30, 2015 - 04:30 PM

 

A Channel 4 film crew has used Kent-based air charter company World Executive Airways to get them across the English Channel to cover this week’s strike at Calais.

 


Folkestone drink driver given two year driving ban

Contributed by editor on Jun 30, 2015 - 03:46 PM

A Folkestone driver who gave a breath test of 98 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath has been banned from driving for two years.


Bold new sign for Hawkinge Community Centre shouts 'We're here!'

Contributed by editor on Jun 30, 2015 - 11:49 AM

 

It may be popular and most local people know where it is, but the Hawkinge Community Centre has suffered from a mediocre billboard, invisible from the main access road, and which was easily targeted by vandals.

 


Dover Calais ferries hit again as French workers renew blockade

Contributed by editor on Jun 30, 2015 - 08:46 AM

 

MyFerryLink employees, whose company was recently sold by Eurotunnel, renewed a blockade of the port of Calais yesterday (Monday 29 June) after a court rejected their bid to extend the service's charter contract with Eurotunnel.

 


Shepway digital delivery director Love challenged over manual payments for parking permits in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Jun 30, 2015 - 08:17 AM

 

Parish councillor for Sandgate, Tim Prater writing on the Shepway Liberal Democrat website, has attacked the failure by Shepway District Council over renewal payments for parking permits



Win a Mini at the Kent Darling Buds Farm Classic Car Show

Contributed by editor on Jun 29, 2015 - 08:26 PM

 

Visitors to this weekend’s Darling Buds Farm Classic Car Show will get the chance to meet the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance crew and win a brand new car worth £15,000 in a raffle to celebrate the lifesaving charity’s Silver Jubilee.



Flashing thieves hunted following church robbery in Ramsgate

Contributed by editor on Jun 29, 2015 - 07:10 PM

 

Police are appealing for information after lead flashing was stolen from the roof of St Mark’s Church in Pysons Road, Ramsgate.

 


E-fit released after man is assaulted and robbed in Dover alleyway

Contributed by editor on Jun 29, 2015 - 06:05 PM

 

Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery in Dover.

 


Elderly walker seriously injured after car smashes into parked vehicles in Dover Road, Canterbury

Contributed by editor on Jun 29, 2015 - 11:25 AM

 

A 71-year-old woman pedestrian from London has been seriously injured and taken to a London hospital after being hit by a car in Canterbury which had collided with a number of parked vehicles.

 


Dangers of not keeping cool in Kent during the heatwave

Contributed by editor on Jun 29, 2015 - 10:36 AM

 

 

Many people in Kent will simply be pleased that the long, wet winter is far behind us but it's important to be prepared for sustained hot weather predicted for the middle of the week.

 


Phew! temperatures set to top 30 degrees in Kent for the start of July

Contributed by editor on Jun 29, 2015 - 07:52 AM

 

The Met Office is predicting temperatures in Kent and the south of England will hit the low 30s Celsius at the beginning of July.

 


Daredevil Kent pensioner drops from 350ft tower to raise cash for air ambulance after crew helped save his life 21 years ago

Contributed by editor on Jun 28, 2015 - 05:50 PM

 

A Tonbridge pensioner who survived a horrific road accident more than 20 years ago has finally met the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance team after the helicopter crew helped save his life.

 


Man flown to London hospital with serious injuries after car collides with parked vehicle and hits pedestrian in Tunbridge Wells

Contributed by editor on Jun 28, 2015 - 03:50 PM

 

Police investigating a collision which left a pedestrian with serious injuries are appealing for witnesses.

 


Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway to re-open its miniature railway

Contributed by editor on Jun 28, 2015 - 02:05 PM

By Dana Wiffen


The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway is to re-open its miniature railway at Kemsley.



Kent based Freight Transport Association denies claims by the Local Government Association that lorries are bringing ‘bedlam’ to Britain’s villages

Contributed by editor on Jun 28, 2015 - 10:15 AM

 

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) whose head office is based in Tunbridge Wells  has denied claims by the Local Government Association (LGA) that lorries are bringing ‘bedlam’ to Britain’s villages.

 


Construction of Port of Dover Western Docks revival project expected to start early 2016

Contributed by editor on Jun 27, 2015 - 06:55 PM

 

Having committed itself to transforming the Western Docks with a new cargo terminal supported by an exciting waterfront development and potential marina, the Port of Dover has taken another major step forward following the signing of an agreement which could see work start next year.

 


Honorary flag designed by schoolboy celebrates 800 years of the Magna Carta in Ashford

Contributed by editor on Jun 27, 2015 - 05:35 PM

 

To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and commemorate the democratic rights and freedoms we have today, Ashford Borough Council flew an honorary flag designed by a local youngster.

 

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