Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been in Margate today for the first Kent Pride event for the county's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities. He made a call for an end to bullying against young LGBT people in schools.
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The number of migrants trying to get into the Eurotunnel terminal near Calais has reportedly fallen to around 150 a night after a claimed peak of 2,000 last month.
Extra security measures brought in after chaotic scenes at the French port had made a "real difference", the firm told the BBC, while adding that the continued breaches remained "unacceptable".
A Eurotunnel spokesman told the Press Association: "There has been a real fall in the number of attempted break-ins."
Last month saw an escalation in the number of people trying to scale or break through perimeter fencing around the Channel Tunnel.
Others jumped aboard lorries bound for the UK in a bid to gain asylum.
David Cameron spoke to French president Francois Hollande on Friday to discuss the response to migrants besieging the Channel Tunnel entrance at Calais, which the PM warned he expects to last all summer.
The call came as the M20 motorway was reopened for normal traffic after the last lorries being held under Operation Stack procedures were allowed through to the Channel Tunnel and ferry ports.
Announcing the lifting of Operation Stack, which has seen thousands of lorries parked on the coast-bound carriageway for much of the past month.
Measures promised by Mr Cameron, including more sniffer dogs and fences, were dismissed by hauliers' representatives as "a sticking plaster".
An emergency meeting has been taking place in Maidstone to review urgent options for dealing with Kent's traffic gridlock. A temporary parking zone for lorries at Ebbsfleet is one of the proposals which has been discussed by Government transport minister, Andrew Jones. He's been meeting with MPs, the police, highways officers and the County Council.
David Cameron made his comments about Operation Stack in London after the COBRA meeting.
Our reporter John Ryall was filming last night on one perimeter of the Eurotunnel terminal just outside Calais. More than 200 migrants made repeated attempts to break through fences and get onto trains and lorries. Here are some of their stories.
The police, authority members, MP's, and Highways England arrive for urgent task force meeting in Maidstone to review 'urgent options' for dealing with Operation Stack.
Operation Stack was introduced as a temporary measure back in 1988 as a result of strikes in Folkestone. Creating a lorry park on the M20 was meant to be a short-term solution. But it's still put into place today, some twenty seven years after it was first introduced. Tom Savvides takes a historical look back.
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