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‘The biggest potential cause of disruption are traders not being ready for controls,’ Michael Gove said.  Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The UK government is warning of 7,000 truck-long queues in Kent in a “reasonable worst case” scenario due to Brexit, a stark assessment of the potenti(...)

Containers are loaded on to trucks at Dover port. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The Irish Road Haulage Association has urged the Government to help set up a fast, direct daily ferry service with continental Europe for lorries to a(...)

Fiona Bruce flies a Spitfire over Kent in a Pathé newsreel from the future. Or maybe it’s just the Antiques Roadshow. Photograph: BBC

Fiona Bruce is in a Spitfire flying over the weald of Kent. If you’re English you’ve definitely had that vision, the stirrings of a collective nationa(...)

Pro-migrant supporters in Dover’s Market Square on Saturday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Demonstrators have gathered at the port of Dover to demonstrate over thousands of migrants reaching the UK in small boats. There were fears of violen(...)

People thought to be migrants are brought into Dover port, Kent, by Border Force officers. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

The UK and France are working “at pace” on a new plan to put an end to people attempting to cross the English Channel in small boats, a Home Office mi(...)

 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(...)

Dame Vera Lynn in 2003, with a photograph of her during the second World War. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Vera Lynn (Vera Margaret Welch) Born: March 20th, 1917 Died: June 18th, 2020 At the start of the second World War, Vera Lynn, who has died aged 103, (...)

Dame Vera Lynn in 2009. File photograph: Shaun Curry/AFP via Getty Images

Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. The singer entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the second Wo(...)

Rosemary Smith trains at Silverstone for the RAC British Grand Prix,  July 1967. Photograph:  Mike McLaren/Central press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Rosemary Smith marvelled at the liveried trucks and cars gleaming in the sunshine at the Circuit Paul Ricard just outside the French city of Marseille(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath of flowers for VE day at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/AFP via Getty Images

Seventy-five years ago crowds massed in the streets of Europe, singing and dancing as their leaders announced the end of six years of bloody war. On (...)

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