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How Many Migrant Children Cross The English Channel?

How Many Migrant Children Cross The English Channel?

Two children, aged six and nine, were among four people who died when their boat sank off the coast of France. How many youngsters have made the perilous crossing this year? More than 7,400 people have stepped into small boats and navigated one of the busiest shipping...
Smugglers ‘cut cost of migrant Channel crossings’

Smugglers ‘cut cost of migrant Channel crossings’

People smugglers have cut the cost of a place on a cross-Channel dinghy by overloading them with migrants, a Home Office official has said. The rate charged by criminals to reach the UK from France has fallen by about a third as demand has soared. Steve Dann, of...
Further 65 migrants picked up in English Channel

Further 65 migrants picked up in English Channel

A further four boats carrying 65 migrants have been picked up in the English Channel, the Home Office said. Border Force patrols found the boats travelling towards the UK on Sunday, a day after at least 151 migrants on 15 boats arrived on the Kent coast. On Saturday...