Migrants cross English Channel for first time in over a fortnight with 106 new arrivals in Britain yesterday
Bad weather has prevented any crossings since 2 January but calmer weather meant three boats attempted the trip from France yesterday
The first small boats in more than a fortnight have crossed the English Channel, after 106 migrants arrived in Dover on Tuesday.
Bad weather has prevented any crossings since 2 January.
With a short break in the weather yesterday, criminal gangs pushed three small boats off from French beaches.
Two made it into UK waters and were picked up by Border Force vessels.
Lady Susan Hussey welcomed BACK into Royal fold just weeks after Ngozi Fulani race row as she attends church service with King
Scottish actor who was awarded OBE for LGBTQ+ campaign hands award back as he blasts Royal Family's 'toxic' British Empire
Kate Middleton's new star signing for beloved project lavishes praise on Princess
A third boat got into difficulties off the French coast near Calais.
The French coastguard and border patrol vessels had to rescue 45 people from the small inflatable, who were taken back to Calais for assessment by medics.
The rough weather conditions in the English Channel have taken some of the pressure of the UK government, which has been facing increased criticism over its inability to stem the flow of small boats.
Last year, almost 46,000 people crossed the Channel in hundreds of small boats.
A third of those who crossed were from Albania.
The last small boat to cross before yesterday’s vessels made the journey was just after New Year, when 44 people were pulled from an inflatable off the Kent coast.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said addressing the small boats crisis is one of his government’s top priorities.
Unions, human rights groups and some Channel migrants were granted permission on Monday to appeal a High Court decision late last year, which ruled the government’s plan to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing was lawful.
The Home Office has also set up a new Small Boats Command, bringing together Border Force, the Military and the National Crime Agency to help tackle the Channel migrant problem more effectively.
Bread pulled from supermarket shelves across Britain - Iceland takes action and Aldi set to follow suit
Union boss Mick Lynch 'suspicious' of latest pay deal
Heartbreak for Mark Drakeford as First Minister of Wales' beloved wife Clare dies suddenly - 'Married for 45 years'
'NOBODY should have had a Covid booster!' - Andrew Bridgen in furious mRNA vaccine rant as he defends Matt Hancock legal action
Horrific footage shows US police kicking black motorist Tyre Nichols in the head and beating him relentlessly with a baton as he desperately calls out for his mother
Serving British army soldier Daniel Abed Khalife charged with terror offences, due in court on Saturday
Jerusalem shooting: Seven dead after horrific terror attack at synagogue on Holocaust Memorial Day
JK Rowling slams double standard ‘Orwellian’ Nicola Sturgeon over handling of trans prisoners
How to watch GB News: We're live on TV on Virgin channel 604, Freesat 216, Sky 512, Freeview 236, YouView 236. Listen wherever you are on DAB+ Radio, or if you haven't already, just download the GB News App to watch live, get breaking news alerts and catch up with all our shows on the go!