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 Migrants arriving into Dover, Kent, this weekend. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

More than 4,000 people have reached UK shores this year by risking the dangerous journey across the English Channel in small boats after another signi(...)

The Port of Dover is a trading cog worth £122bn (€136bn) a year in the engine of the UK’s economy. Photograph: Simon Carswell

From the Port of Dover’s terminal control tower, the north coast of France can be clearly seen on the horizon. The European Union’s busiest passenger(...)

Jane Dodds, the Liberal Democrats candidate who won the byelection in Brecon and Radnorshire. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

The Liberal Democrats have promised to consider further alliances with other anti-Brexit parties after a byelection victory in Brecon and Radnorshire (...)

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair: ‘I don’t believe Boris Johnson will ever do no-deal without an endorsement either from parliament or the people.’ Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson campaigned for the Conservative Party leadership promising a sharp change of course as well as style from Theresa May, especially on Bre(...)

Holyhead was adopting a “suck-it-and-see approach” to dealing with post-Brexit life, the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly heard. Photograph: AFP

Holyhead port has shown “no sense of emergency” about Brexit, while Dublin Port bemoaned the huge expense preparing for a no-deal exit that might not (...)

‘The idle French and the Germans take [immigrants] and put them on a row boat and say, “Off you go to England”,’ says Stephen, a Brexiteer, in Dover. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

Doug Cockle at the RAF Manston History Museum points out the window to the disused Manston Airport, which is being transformed into a park for up to 6(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

British immigration minister Caroline Nokes visits UK Border Force staff at Dover Marina  in  England. The growing number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel has been declared a “major incident” by UK home secretary Sajid Javid. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

British home secretary Sajid Javid is cutting short a Christmas break to return to the UK to deal with a wave of attempts by migrants to cross the Eng(...)

Driver John Carroll gets ready to  leave  Dublin for  Germany.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

It’s a Saturday afternoon in Mulhuddart, west Dublin and lorry driver John Carroll is packing up for his two-day, six-country journey to Germany. Eve(...)

The Dover-Calais route could be running at only 12-25 per cent of its normal capacity for up to six months under a no-deal Brexit

Britain is drawing up plans to charter ships to bring in emergency food and medicines in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit next March, in a move greeted(...)

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