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Hauliers' association calls for M20 contraflow to keep Kent open

Contributed by editor on Jul 27, 2015 - 01:45 PM


The implementation of a contraflow on the M20 in Kent to get traffic moving again during Operation Stack is the way forward, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Camper suffers burns and tent is destroyed in fire at Selstead near Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Jul 27, 2015 - 10:55 AM


A man has been taken to hospital after suffering burns following a fire in his tent on Saturday.

Sailor rescued after running aground en route to Dover

Contributed by editor on Jul 27, 2015 - 08:35 AM


A sailor who was moving his new boat from Newhaven to Dover had to be rescued after running aground in strong winds yesterday 26 July 2015

Herd of cows derail passenger train between Canterbury and Ashford

Contributed by editor on Jul 27, 2015 - 12:35 AM


Rail services between Ashford International and Canterbury West  have been cancelled this evening (26 August) after a passenger train was derailed by a herd of cows which had strayed onto the line.

Exciting Folkestone and Dover 'Up on the Downs' activity fortnight starts today

Contributed by editor on Jul 26, 2015 - 04:05 PM


A fun fortnight of exciting activities to celebrate the local countryside and heritage including a 5km run around the nature reserve gets going from Saturday 25 July to Sunday 9 August

150 years since Charles Dickens was in the Folkestone Boat Train crash

Contributed by editor on Jul 26, 2015 - 12:55 PM


By Dana Wiffen

150 years ago on 9th June 1865 Charles Dickens-was on board the Folkestone Boat Train in a first class compartment, when it crashed derailing on a bridge over the river Beult at Staplehurst.


Open weekends on Folkestone Harbour Arm starting soon - Photos

Contributed by editor on Jul 26, 2015 - 10:30 AM


Folkestone Harbour Arm will be open to the public for a series of  'open weekends', beginning on Saturday 7 August.

Mayflower locomotive steams through Kent today

Contributed by editor on Jul 26, 2015 - 09:10 AM


The Mayflower steam locomotive will be traveling through Kent today Sunday 26 July carrying hundreds of railway enthusiasts.

Summer holiday talks and walks for Folkestone young people

Contributed by editor on Jul 26, 2015 - 08:55 AM


Folkestone Town Council has launched a series of events for children this summer and is hoping to add further talks and walks.

Rare steam locomotive to haul excursion train to Canterbury and North Kent on Sunday

Contributed by editor on Jul 25, 2015 - 05:25 PM


Steam buffs are set to enjoy a treat this Sunday 26 July as an excursion, operated by Steam Dreams, is due to be hauled by one of only two LNER B1 locomotives still operating today

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