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.
Crunch talks on how a "no deal" Brexit could impact East Kent were held at the Department for Transport this week. I organised the meeting on Tuesday (November 27th) with Roads Minister Jesse Norman so the Port of Dover and Kent Police could raise their concerns.
Fifty new jobs are coming to the HMRC site in Dover. The Priory Court building currently employs around 150 full time equivalent employees – but it will become the new Dover Specialist Site accommodating some 200.
Just two Border Force cutters are in operation to patrol almost 11,000 miles of UK coastline, it has been revealed. Border inspectors looked at immigration controls at south coast seaports in a report published this week.
A century ago this week, the guns of the First World War fell silent. The Armistice of 1918 brought to an end a terrible conflict. Nine million soldiers and seven million civilians lost their lives. In Dover and Deal, thousands were left devastated by the loss of their loved ones.
No fines were issued to people found with suspected illegal immigrants inside their vehicles at south coast ports last year. Border inspectors looked at immigration controls at south coast seaports in a new report.
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