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The original town of Ashford, like many other settlements, has outgrown its original size and has combined with smaller villages in a conurbation. These villages include Bockhanger, Kennington, Sevington, Singleton and Willesborough. In addition, housing estates have been built in the open spaces amongst Bybrook, Godinton, Kingsnorth, Park Farm and Stanhope.[48]

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Ashford gets around 750 millimetres (30 in) of rain a year, though the town generally has less rainfall than areas closer to the North Downs.[51] The area around the Stour, and particularly south of the station is prone to flooding, which means it has been generally uninhabited. Recent development has been possible by putting foundations on concrete stilts.[52]

Stagecoach in East Kent provide bus services around the town.[153] Most services include access from the station to the Designer Outlet. Out of town buses serve neighbouring towns, including Canterbury, Tenterden, Maidstone and Folkestone.[154]

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Dr John Wallis, the internationally recognised mathematician and one of Isaac Newton's main tutors was born in Ashford in 1616, but moved to Tenterden in 1625 to avoid the plague. He was a promising student, and subsequently graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[18]

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Ashford has had several newspapers, some of which are still in production. The Kent Messenger in Ashford was established in the 19th century, with main offices on the High Street. It remained in operation until the 1970s.[175] There are currently three local newspapers being produced – the Kentish Express, published by the KM Group; yourashford, published by KOS Media; and the Ashford Herald, which has been published by Kent Regional News and Media since July 2009.[176]

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Ashford's main library originally opened in 1966 on a war-damaged site on Church Road. In 2010, the building was redeveloped to house Ashford Gateway Plus, which provides local council services in addition to the library itself.[101] Other attractions near the town include Ashford Borough Museum, Godinton House and Gardens[102] and the New Mill at Willesborough, which is Grade II listed.[103]

Ashford Hospital opened to the west of town on 3 August 1928,[163] replacing a smaller 19th century building in town. It has more recently been used as a health centre and retirement home[164] but plans to redevelop it into a local health unit were cancelled in 2012.[165]

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In 1727, an underground fire was reported in nearby Hinxhill, while a larger earthquake struck the town on 1 June 1756.[49] The 2007 Kent earthquake, which registered 4.3 on the Richter magnitude scale, was felt in Ashford, though its effects were greatest in Folkestone.[50]

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During World War I, Ashford's importance as a transport hub and its location between the continent and London made it a target for aerial bombing. On 25 March 1917, a bomb targeted for the railway works fell on the town, killing 61 people.[24] The town was targeted again during the Battle of Britain in World War II[25] including an attack on 15 September 1940.[26]

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