Folkestone


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Folkestone

(fōk`stən), town (1991 pop. 42,949), Kent, SE England. The town is a summer resort with an active port. The Leas promenade runs along the chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel. Folkestone is one of the main passenger ports used by the English Channel ferry operators; Boulogne, France is 26 mi (42 km) away. It is also Great Britain's terminus of the Channel TunnelChannel Tunnel,
popularly called the "Chunnel," a three-tunnel railroad connection running under the English Channel, connecting Folkestone, England, and Calais, France. The tunnels are 31 mi (50 km) long. There are two rail tunnels, each 25 ft (7.
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. There are vestiges of Roman occupation in the vicinity, and a 13th-century parish church has been restored. Folkestone was a prosperous port in the Middle Ages and early modern period.

Folkestone

a port and resort in SE England, in E Kent. Pop.: 45 273 (2001)
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Outline Design (APS) and Detailed Design (APD) of Infrastructure to achieve extra capacity on the Folkestone UK Terminal for the following Lots:
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Steve Tate, known professionally as Steve Washington, admitted stealing pounds 1,200 from Lloyd's TSB in Folkestone, Kent, last July.
Michael Jukes, 26, and Daniel Buck, 25, were arrested after police received complaints about alleged cruelty to "Dave" the dolphin off Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent.
CHESTER CITY welcome back influential midfielder Stewart Drummond for tomorrow's FA Cup first round tie against Ryman League side Folkestone Invicta at the Deva Stadium.
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It came during a superb opening spell by County during which Folkestone keeper Dave Wietecha had to make several saves, most notably from a Billy Clark header and a Steve Cowe shot.