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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.
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Folkestone

a port and resort in SE England, in E Kent. Pop.: 45 273 (2001)
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Folkestone were barely worth the lead, let alone a two goal cushion, but they came out for the second half looking far more like a side at the top of the table and shaven-headed midfielder Paul Chambers went close early on.
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The council issued modifications to the core strategy for public consultation on October 29, following which the Arc board made representations within that consultation to attempt to secure a future for Folkestone. It is understood Arc has received general support from Kent County Council and further talks have taken place with Shepway District Council, which would also like to see t he racecourse re-open and enhance its facilities.
ROCKAVON (of the Sunday Mail) Today's nap: WAR OF THE WORLD (4.40 Stratford) KLONDYKE WELSH OPERA (2.50 Folkestone) AAMAN (3.50 Folkestone) CHICKEN DAAWE (5.00 Beverley) POT LUCK Beverley placepot 2.00 - 4; 2.30 - 6, 7; 3.00 - 4; 3.30 - 2, 3; 4.00 - 3; 4.30 - 3, 6.
THE Saga Group is planning to create 750 new jobs over the next year at two call centres at Margate and Folkestone, in Kent.
NICKY HENDERSON has an impressive strike-rate in novice hurdles at Folkestone and should add to his tally with The Full Nelson (2.30) on Tuesday.
MARTIN PIPE goes to Folkestone today with Arthur Stephenson's record as the trainer with the most winners in British racing history within his grasp.
NATHAN Bailey maintained his impressive strike rate with two more goals to earn Brackley a welcome point against high-flying Folkestone.
RACING at Folkestone on Tuesday has been abandoned owing to waterlogging, which means the track has staged its last Flat meeting for the foreseeable future, writes Graham Dench.
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