Folkestone hosts evening of heart-warming stories at Kent Charity Awards

Contributed by editor on Jun 17, 2019 - 01:08 PM


By Susan Carey

Now in its fifth year, the Kent Charity Awards were held on Thursday 13 June at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone.

Royal Gurkha Rifles anniversary exhibition opens at Folkestone Museum

Contributed by editor on Jun 17, 2019 - 11:07 AM

Medals, cap, kukri and other items on display  Photo: Ray Duff


By Ray Duff

An exhibition of artefacts and memorabilia relating to the 25th anniversary of the setting up of the Royal Gurkha Rifles Brigade has opened at Folkestone Museum.

Driver arrested after motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with lorry at Sellindge near Ashford

Contributed by editor on Jun 17, 2019 - 09:00 AM


Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a serious injury collision in Sellindge, near Ashford.

Return of risqué Chilham Chase, near Canterbury - Britain’s oldest, once banned ‘fun run’

Contributed by editor on Jun 17, 2019 - 08:05 AM


The Chilham Chase, Britain’s oldest recorded ‘fun run’, takes place on Saturday 6th July around the Chilham Castle Estate horse eventing course.

'Mayflower' locomotive steams into Folkestone West station - PHOTOS

Contributed by editor on Jun 16, 2019 - 03:25 PM

LNER BI locomotive 'Mayflower' arrives late evening at Folkestone West Photo: Ray Duff


By Ray Duff

A rare treat for steam enthusiasts saw a former LNER B1 locomotive 31603 Mayflower haul an excursion tain through Kent on Thursday with stops in Folkestone.

'Eyesore' raised beds removal sees Hawkinge litter pick volunteers report a cleaner Canterbury Road

Contributed by editor on Jun 16, 2019 - 01:30 PM

Community minded volunteers tackle litter on Canterbury Road  Photo: Susan Carey


There was a good turnout on Saturday 15 June for the regular monthly litterpick in Hawkinge and although it was the usual haul of fag ends, sweet papers, bottles and cans everyone agreed that overall there was less litter than normal.

FREE Folkestone Armed Forces Community Day to include exhilarating Red Arrows display

Contributed by editor on Jun 16, 2019 - 01:05 PM

Red Arrows


Folkestone Town Council has announced the 11th annual Armed Forces Community Fun Day, which is being held on The Leas on Sunday 30 June, will this year include an exhilarating air display from the Red Arrows.

Flying the Flag in Dover for our Armed Forces

Contributed by editor on Jun 16, 2019 - 12:00 PM


To mark the start of Armed Forces Week, flag raising ceremonies are being organised around the country to raise the Armed Forces Day flag on Monday 24 June – including a ceremony outside Dover Town Council offices on Biggin Street, Dover from 10.15am.

Dover Lotto - it's a big winner!

Contributed by editor on Jun 16, 2019 - 10:40 AM


Just three months after it was launched, more than 95 local causes throughout the Dover district stand to benefit from the Dover District Lotto.

Shakespeare lovers to be treated to live performance of Romeo and Juliet in Folkestone village church

Contributed by editor on Jun 16, 2019 - 09:00 AM


Shakespeare fans are in for a treat at the end of June when a Sussex based theatre company perform Romeo and Juliet in St Peter's Church in Swingfield near Folkestone.

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