Home Office confirms another 30 migrants arrived in Dover yesterday

Home Office confirms another 30 migrants arrived in Dover yesterday after crossing in 30mph winds as total making journey this year hits 1,392 Border Force agents detained 30 migrants crossing the Channel on Thursday  It takes the total number of arrivals in the UK for the year so far to 1,392  French authorities also prevented … Read more

Channel migrants led ashore at Dover overnight on hottest day so far

‘Pregnant woman’, small children and man in handcuffs are among 50 more Channel migrants led ashore at Dover today as people smugglers make the most of mini-heatwave Border Force intercepted 50 migrants attempting to cross Channel this morning Follows as many as 120 people arriving at the Port of Dover yesterday Balmy 24C temperatures appeared … Read more

Up to 60 Channel migrants landing at Dover today as people smugglers take advantage of balmy weather

Children were among up to 100 migrants who arrived on British shores today – ahead of a crackdown on borders by Home Secretary Priti Patel. People smugglers appear to be making the most of the warmer weather after Border Force vessels were seen bringing groups of mostly male migrants into the Port of Dover. At least three rigid … Read more

Memorial to Dame Vera Lynn on White Cliffs of Dover

Memorial to Dame Vera Lynn on White Cliffs of Dover: Forces’ sweetheart’s family launch campaign for permanent tribute at spot she immortalised in song Friends and family of Dame Vera Lynn who died in June 2020 want a memorial  The statue by sculptor Paul Day is due to be installed on the White Cliffs of … Read more

WW2 Hurricane airman mistook glare from Channel Island greenhouses for Dover Cliffs

In June 1940, the Allied forces were defeated in France.  The UK government decided the Channel Islands would be too costly to defend and began evacuating military personal and equipment.  Prime Minister Winston Churchill was reportedly reluctant to simply abandon the oldest possession of the British crown but succumbed to the reasoning of military advisers.  Thousands of … Read more

Small child with no shoes is among about 40 migrants to arrive at Dover in two boats today

Small child with no shoes is among 66 migrants to arrive at Dover in two boats today as extreme sea conditions ease Border Force intercepted at least two boats carrying 66 people today   Immigration officers brought them into Dover Marina, Kent, for processing  A young boy who seemed to be around eight years old was … Read more

87 migrants packed on to four boats are detained at Dover

87 migrants packed on to four boats are detained at Dover as people smugglers take advantage of calm conditions of English Channel Dozens of migrants made the crossing on Saturday as Britain enjoyed sunshine  Images from Port of Dover shows at least three young children among arrivals  Another boat was reportedly towed back to France … Read more

Up to 70 migrants packed on to three large boats are detained at Dover

Up to 70 migrants packed on to three large boats are detained at Dover as people smugglers take advantage of calm conditions of English Channel  Dozens of migrants made the crossing on Saturday as Britain enjoyed sunshine  Images from Port of Dover shows at least three young children among arrivals  Fourth boat was reportedly towed … Read more

More than 50 migrants arrive at Dover after crossing the Channel overnight

More than 50 migrants are detained by Border Force after being picked up in English Channel on five small boats as number making crossing this rises to above 300 More than 50 migrants arrived in Dover after crossing the Channel overnight Sources say the migrants were escorted to Britain by French authorities Pictures show them … Read more

Border Force detain six migrants at Dover after they crossed the Channel in ‘brand new boat’

Border Force detain six migrants at Dover after they crossed the Channel in ‘brand new boat’ taking total arrivals this year to 242 Six men, thought to be African, were picked up mid-channel at 12.40am today Border Force officers intercepted the men in a  grey rigid hulled inflatable boat Group were picked up in calm and mild conditions … Read more