Protests as animal exports resume

Protesters turned out as live animal exports resumed at the Port of Dover amid renewed calls for an end to the controversial trade.

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Two bodies discovered beneath Dover cliffs

Kent Police found a man's body on the shoreline in Dover and another body was found on later on in the day.

The body has not been formally identified but family members of a man reported missing from London have been informed.

The body was recovered by RNLI and is not being treated as suspicious.

Earlier on Monday 28th April, another man's body was found at around 7.15am on the shoreline between Dover and St Margaret's.

Police say the two deaths are not connected and neither is suspicious.

Dover Port's travel centre to close after 30 years

The Port of Dover's travel centre will close on the 30th April Credit: Port of Dover

A travel centre at the Port of Dover that has welcomed millions of passengers over the past 30 years will close next week.

The building will be demolished as part of a Traffic Management Project that is transforming the port.

Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, said: "Freight vehicle numbers have virtually trebled over the past thirty years and we want to create a new welcome for our customers, one that delivers enhanced efficiency, flexibility and fantastic customer service."

The travel centre is due to be demolished next week Credit: Port of Dover

The demolition is due to be completed by mid-September 2014 to allow two outbound traffic lanes to be maintained during peak teams with minimal impact on inbound traffic.

Following the centre's closure. a new passenger lounge has opened and the Arrivals Area has been refurbished.

Mr Waggott added: "The Travel Centre has faithfully served our customers over a long period of time, but in order to be the best port in the world, we need to move with the times and that means keeping the £89 billion of goods that come through the Port moving."


"Churches providing hope as well as food to those in need"

The Archbishop of Canterbury has praised local churches for working together to help people who need to use food banks. The Most Reverend Justin Welby was speaking after the annual Good Friday Procession of Witness in Dover this morning.

He led residents and church-goers through the town and up to St Mary's in Castro Church, at Dover Castle. Earlier, he spoke to soup kitchen and food bank volunteers.


Archbishop of Canterbury bears the Easter cross

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby carries the Easter cross through Dover Credit: Press Association

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has led the Procession of Witness through Dover. He led residents and church-goers through the town and up to St Mary's in Castro Church, at Dover Castle. Earlier, he spoke to soup kitchen and food bank volunteers.

Dover port seize 80kg of illegal drugs

More than 80kg of heroin and cocaine with the street value of millions of pounds has been seized by the port of Dover.

A lorry carrying roofing material was stopped at Dover's Eastern docks on the 9th April, after a detector dog discovered the drugs.

The Home Office said that around 48kg of heroin and 34 kgs of cocaine were found.

A 36-year-old man from Romford in Essex was arrested and has been bailed until the 4th June.

Heroin and cocaine are vile and destructive drugs, which ruin the lives of users and the wider community. Border Force officers are on constant alert to keep illegal drugs and other banned substances out of the UK."

– Paul Morgan, director of Border Force South East and Europe

Port of Dover future decided

by Sarah Saunders @SSaundersITV

Plans for a massive development of the Port of Dover can go ahead after the Shipping Minister arrived in the town to lay out his plan for the Port's future today.

He said he wanted to put the people of Dover at the heart of decision making - and allow the board to raise the money needed for its ambitious development plans.

Sarah Saunders spoke to Shipping Minister Stephen Hammond, Chairman of Dover Harbour Board, UNITE steward Michael Doel and Dover MP Charlie Elphicke.

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