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No-deal Brexit ferry contract sparks concerns

Image copyright Getty Images Concerns have been raised over the readiness of a British firm contracted by the government to run extra ferries in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Seaborne Freight was awarded a £13.8m contract this week to run a freight service between Ramsgate and Ostend. The firm has never run a ferry…

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Channel migrants: Dover visit for minister amid ‘crisis’

Image copyright Getty Images Immigration minister Caroline Nokes is to visit Dover amid growing criticism of the government’s handling of the surge in migrants crossing the Channel.Home Secretary Sajid Javid has declared a “major incident” after more than 220 people tried the crossing in small boats since the start of November. Dover MP Charlie Elphicke…