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Investigation reports Dover spike in migrants taking advantage of Channel Tunnel traffic chaos

Contributed by editor on Jan 27, 2015 - 10:27 AM

An investigation carried out by International Business Times UK claims that traffic chaos at the Channel Tunnel, caused by last week's fire, saw a spike in the number of illegal migrants entering the UK through Dover.

Passport check for all Dover and Folkestone Channel passengers would 'shut the country down' claim

Contributed by editor on Oct 12, 2014 - 09:12 AM

The Sunday Express has today reported plans to guarantee a passport check for every passenger and claiming it would throw Britain into chaos after cross-Channel operators revealed the government scheme would cause traffic mayhem and 'essentially shut the country down'.

Home Office moves asylum seekers out of Folkestone seafront hotel

Contributed by editor on Oct 07, 2014 - 08:45 AM

The Home Office has announced that the remaining asylum seekers have now been transferred out of the Grand Burstin Hotel in Folkestone..

Not Ministers' fault says Home Office as contractors blamed over asylum seekers at Grand Burstin hotel in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Sep 26, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Writing on his blog, Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins is critical of the Hotel Grand Burstin being used to accommodate asylum seekers but a Home Office Minister has laid the blame on 'contractors' for the immigrants staying at the 550 room hotel.


Home Office put up migrants in 550 room Folkestone holiday hotel

Contributed by editor on Sep 25, 2014 - 08:45 AM

A Home Office decision put up more than a hundred asylum seekers at the 550 room Grand Burstin Hotel in Folkestone is a "temporary move" says Damian Collins , the MP for Folkestone and Hythe.

Lucky escape for nine suspected illegal immigrants after engine fails on inflatable dinghy bound for Dover

Contributed by editor on Jun 29, 2014 - 09:45 AM

Nine suspected illegal immigrants were lucky to escape with their lives after attempting to make a channel crossing from France in an inflatable dinghy, which suffered engine failure according to the RNLI in Dover.

48 Albanians bound for Folkestone discovered in refrigerated lorry at Channel Tunnel entrance

Contributed by editor on Jan 24, 2014 - 06:05 PM

It's been reported  a refrigerated lorry with 48 Albanian stowaways on board has been stopped from entering Britain through the French Channel Tunnel terminal in Coquelles, France.

Hythe restaurant faces £30,000 fine after immigration officers arrest three workers

Contributed by editor on Sep 20, 2013 - 08:45 AM

A restaurant in Hythe is facing a potential fine of up to £30,000 following an operation by immigration officers following a tip off.

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