Protesters turned out as live animal exports resumed at the Port of Dover amid renewed calls for an end to the controversial trade.
A Surrey man has been jailed for five years after admitting heroin smuggling into Dover.
Four men who hid 13 million counterfeit cigarettes in freight loads presented as ice cream, and pizza have been sentenced to 15 years.
A lorry driver has been jailed for three years for trying to smuggle £300,000 worth of cannabis resin into the country through Dover.
Seamus Keenan, 48, from Newry in County Down was stopped at Dover's Eastern Docks in January 2011.
When his vehicle was examined Border Force officers discovered 107 kilos of cannabis resin hidden inside a counterweight. He was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 20 May 2013.
The motorcyclist is said to be aged in his early 20s and was wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms with a double light blue stripe down each leg, a black jacket and black gloves which had plastic caps on the knuckles. He was also wearing a green and silver crash helmet.
The bike he was riding is described as a black and green off-road machine with Evo-Tech written on the front shocks.
An appeal for witnesses has been made after a dog walker reported he was assaulted near the Crabble football ground in Dover.
The 41-year-old man from Dover was walking his dogs on the hills near the football ground when a motorcyclist came up behind him on a footpath.
Concerned for his dogs, which were off their leads, the man tried to stop the motorcyclist who became annoyed. He is then said to have got off his bike, sworn at the man and punched him in the face, causing a black eye.
The assault happened at about 3.45pm on Saturday 27 April 2013.
Mr Goldfield said in a statement announcing his departure from the role of chief executive:"For the past 11 years, I have had the honour to be the Chief Executive of the UK’s premier port and certainly one of the World’s busiest ports.
"Those 11 years have been, in turn, exciting, demanding and challenging.”
The Port’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim Waggott, will be appointed as Acting CEO on June 1. Mr Goldfield will carry out other duties for the harbour board in advance of his September departure.
The Chief Executive of Dover Harbour Board, Bob Goldfield, is standing down at the end of the month after 11 years in the job.
It follows a difficult year in which plans to privatise the port were blocked by the Government and live animal exports resumed.
Police have released an e-fit image of a man who may have tried to abduct a child from a street in Dover.
A mother reported that she was walking with her three children on The Banks when a man walking towards them took hold of one of the children's wrists.
The mum pulled the two-year-old girl back towards her and pushed the man over before he ran away.
Police say it is unclear what the man’s intention was but want to trace him to talk to.
He is described as being white, between 5’7 and 5’8 tall, of skinny build with stubble on his face. He was in his late 20s or early 30s and had a lazy eye and flaky skin around his eyes. He was said to have a ‘boyish’ voice.
Click video. Live animal exports have restarted at Dover despite previous attempts by the port to ban the trade. Report from Derek Johnson.
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has released a statement welcoming the resumption of live animal transport through the port of Dover today.
Following berthing trials of the MV Jolene, The Dover Harbour Board yesterday gave operator Barco de Vapor permission to run the service.
The union said the issue of animal transport "must be put into perspective. There is demand from Europe for both UK breeding livestock and animals destined for the food chain".
This is a perfectly legal, legitimate and valuable trade for English farmers. The MV Jolene will be sailing from Dover to Calais for a significantly shorter journey time, when compared with other ports, and this is a bonus for animal welfare.
Ideally we as an industry would like the ability to use the regular freight services from Dover which would mean a journey time of just an hour and a half and more frequent sailing.
Regulations are in place at a UK and EU level to ensure that all animal transport, including that going overseas, is not detrimental to animal health.
– NFU South East spokesman Frank Langrish
It is not in the commercial interests of anyone in the livestock trade to transport animals in a way that results in sick, injured or stressed animals.
The first truck carrying sheep for live animal export arrives at Dover Port.