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Petition launched in Folkestone for town to support Syrian refugees

Contributed by editor on Sep 07, 2015 - 08:45 AM

By Ray Duff

A petition has been launched calling for at least 10 refugees to be housed in Folkestone.

Pressure eases on children's asylum centre near Ashford

Contributed by editor on Sep 03, 2015 - 11:45 AM

A former reception centre for unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) is being brought back into use to help tackle the current pressures over immigration to the UK on Kent County Council’s Children’s Services.

'Press the Government to change its approach to the refugee crisis' local Lib Dems urge Dover MP

Contributed by editor on Sep 03, 2015 - 09:15 AM

Following a meeting of local Liberal Democrat members last week Sarah Smith has written to Dover and Deal MP, Charlie Elphicke, asking him to put pressure on the Government to change its approach to the refugee crisis.

Folkestone Coquelles Eurotunnel link boss welcomes support from French Prime Minister

Contributed by editor on Sep 01, 2015 - 08:45 AM

Boss of Eurotunnel Jacques Gounon has thanked the French Prime Minister and Minister for the Interior for their support over the migrant crisis.

Nationalist counter demonstrators clash with police and pro-migrant supporters at Eurotunnel in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Aug 01, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Nationalist counter demonstrators clashed with police at the service entrance to Eurotunnel in Folkestone this morning Saturday (1 August) as pro-migrant protesters rallied to support people trying to cross into England through the channel tunnel.


Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children putting huge strain on Kent Social Services

Contributed by editor on Jul 31, 2015 - 04:45 PM


KCC Leader Paul Carter, has met with the Home Office over the number of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children entering the county which he says is putting an 'enormous strain' on the county's Social Services department.


Queues at Channel Tunnel and Kent Ports fail to materialise despite exit check fears

Contributed by editor on Apr 09, 2015 - 08:50 AM

Fears of long queues at Kent ports on the first day of new rigorous passport checks for travellers leaving Britain appear to have been unjustified.

Reports that Eurotunnel to check just one in five cars carrying British and EU citizens when exit controls start

Contributed by editor on Mar 24, 2015 - 07:05 AM

Eurotunnel is to check only one in five cars carrying British and EU citizens to avoid gridlock for travellers says a report in The Times

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