07 DEC 2018

Determined to be ready on day one

Ever since the EU referendum in 2016, we have been urging the Government to make sure we are ready for Brexit, deal or no deal. We knew Brexit would present a challenge – and that nowhere would preparations be more important than at the Dover frontline. The Channel Ports account for around a third of the UK's entire trade in goods. It's in everyone's interests – the French's as well as ours – that traffic continues to flow. However, there is of course a risk...

05 DEC 2018

Children 'surfing' on Deal trains are risking their lives

Children are putting their lives at risk by "surfing" on trains departing from Deal station, staff have warned me. Station manager Kyle Miller said that anti-social behaviour was an increasing issue on the platform. He said that the problem has recently escalated with teenagers "surfing" on trains on Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18. The "surfing" involves the children grabbing on to the side of the carriages and holding on as the train starts moving....

02 DEC 2018

The Port of Dover's White Cliffs Christmas launch

The Port of Dover Cruise Terminal doors swung open for the White Cliffs Christmas experience on Sunday. I was among scores of visitors at the official launch of this year's event, which runs until January 1 2019. For the third year in a row, the Old Marine Station has been transformed into a winter wonderland complete with an ice rink, traditional Christmas market and Santa's grotto. I met up with organiser Amanda Stewart to discuss the "bigger and better" offer...