Military resources and civilian boats have been involved in the rescue operation after the vessel was seen in difficulty near Dunkirk. File photograph: iStock

Four people including two young children have died after a migrant boat sank off the coast of France. More than a dozen people have been taken to ho(...)

Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke arriving at Southwark Crown Court in London to be sentenced for three counts of sexual assault. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

A former British MP has been described by a judge as a “sexual predator” who “told a pack of lies” as he was jailed for two years for sexually assault(...)

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(...)