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Calling on ministers to step up security in the Channel

I have called on ministers to step up security in the English Channel following a recent spike in attempts by migrants to cross in small boats. The Home Office responded confirming aerial surveillance is in place to deter people trafficking and 20 migrants have been returned to France.

Another successful Jobs Fair

Hundreds of people came along to my seventh Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair on Friday. Jobseekers spoke to staff from dozens of organisations offering jobs, apprenticeships and training schemes at Dover Town Hall on March 29.

Dover gets new funds to tackle rough sleeping

Dover will get an extra £175,000 to tackle homelessness after I held talks with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The area was not in the 83 which were considered worst for rough sleeping and received part of a new £30 million fund.

Let's build a global Britain

I have always been clear we must respect the referendum result and leave the EU, deal or no deal.

Sadly, people who never accepted that will not allow us to leave without a deal - and look set to force through a soft Brexit or even a second referendum.

Talks over future of Kent Mining Museum

I have asked the Government's Further Education Commissioner to allow East Kent College to take over the Kent Mining Museum project in Betteshanger.

A brighter future for Dover and Deal

We've come a long way together since 2010. Much has been achieved – yet there is much more to do. As we leave the EU, we need to think about the kind of Britain we want to build.

Investing in our border security

Attempts to break into Britain are becoming ever more brazen. We must remain vigilant here at the Dover frontline – because these dangerous incidents will only stop when traffickers know they will not succeed.

Social media giants must crack down on vile abuse

The sister of a murdered 14-year-old boy has been sent vile messages on social media by someone claiming to be her brother's killer. Chloe Bednar, 17, was targeted in January this year on Snapchat.