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With the message ‘SAFE ROUTES NOW’ written into the sand, a vigil was held in Folkestone to honour the 27 people who died crossing the Channel

More than 100 people gathered on Sunny Sands, Folkestone, today to remember those who died trying to cross the English Channel. Flowers were laid and a bell was run 27 times to remember the 27 people who drowned on Wednesday. 📸 @SimonJonesNews 

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We loved the rich, deep colours in this shot of Folkestone Warren at sunrise. Thanks to Jason Vernon for our latest #PhotoOfTheDay 

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The pioneering footballer and military officer, who was remembered at the Cenotaph earlier, was born in Folkestone.

Folkestone-born ex-television commentator Gerald Sinstadt, who has died aged 91, was one of football broadcasting's most recognisable voices in the 1970s.

Hornchurch played out a goalless draw away to promotion hopefuls Folkestone Invicta as Wingate & Finchley suffered a 3-1 defeat to Worthing.

This great silhouette shot was captured at sunset on Folkestone Leas by Tina Bingham for today’s #Photooftheday 

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VIDEO: GBSY A giant puppet representing a Syrian#refugee  girl named #LittleAmal  arrived at the port of Folkestone, southeast England, this week as she neared the end of an 8,000km journey across Europe that began in Turkey #HandspringPuppetCompany 

VIDEO: GBSY A giant puppet representing a Syrian#refugee  girl named #LittleAmal  arrived at the port of Folkestone, southeast England, this week as she neared the end of an 8,000km journey across Europe that began in Turkey #HandspringPuppetCompany 

A giant puppet representing an uprooted Syrian child named #LittleAmal  arrives at the port of Folkestone, in the United Kingdom, as she comes to the end of a journey across Europe that began in Turkey #AFP 

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Home Office's decision to house migrants in "squalid" Napier barracks in Folkestone was unlawful, High Court rules

BREAKING: High Court rules the Home Office’s decision to house cross-channel migrants in a run-down barracks in Folkestone, where around 200 men then contracted Covid while sleeping in dormitories, broke the law – paving the way for damages claims.

Trucks queue down the M20 for mile upon mile at the entrance of the Eurotunnel in Folkestone, as companies rush to stockpile as the deadline for a Brexit trade deal looms. Latest politics news here:

250 asylum seekers are being housed in totally unsuitable accommodation in the Napier Barracks in Folkestone in Kent. I support the call for the closure of this camp. #StandWithNapier 

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Almost half of the goods we export to the EU pass through Dover and Folkestone. The prime minister suggested it is “only 20%”. Did he not know this? Was he being selective? Either way, Boris Johnson undersold the seriousness of the problem. My blog:

Tomorrow there will be around 6,000 lorries bound for Dover and Folkestone. Operation Brock isn’t ready. Tuesday is an even busier day. Truck drivers need to pass PCR test to get into France. An executive tells me “this is gridlock. By midday Kent will start to become a carpark”.

The Eurotunnel is suspending its Folkestone terminal from 11pm tonight

BREAKING: UK responds to report of two-man crabbing boat off the coast of Folkestone.

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This is the most important video I've ever done. Refugees are scapegoated for the injustices caused by the powerful. We went to Folkestone to find the truth. What we found was shocking.

? 'Every resident apart from two was positive' Pelham House in Folkestone looks after 20 residents with #dementia  The private #care  home lost nearly half its residents to #coronavirus . @BBCPanorama  #BBCPanorama 

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