Up to 1,000 jobs will be created in a Kent town over the next two years by a new business park tenant.
The Immigration and Nationality Service is to base its headquarters at Shearway Business Park in Folkestone.
This is part of my website The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone in approximately 2004. I'd been a regular visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I know it was a handy resource for those who were moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald BTW, the name comes from the name of a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.