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Channel crossings affected by worsening weather

With the weather worsening cross Channel ferry companies are warning of delays and disruption.

DFDS say they are no longer honouring time specific bookings because of the weather conditions.

Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales pier in Dover has been closed.

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Anti-terror police arrest two men trying to leave Dover

Two men have been arrested at Dover Eastern Docks in relation to terrorism offences.

The man, aged 22 and 20, were stopped by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit as they tried to leave the country.

They have been arrested under Section 5 Terrorism Act 2006, preparation of terrorism acts but the authorities have stressed that the arrests are not connected to events in Paris.

I would firstly like to confirm these arrests are not linked to the Paris terrorist incidents and there is no immediate threat to the local community.

These men were trying to leave the UK via Dover and were arrested following good work by Kent police officers at the Port.

– Det Supt Ian Hunter, Head of Investigations, SECTU

Two men arrested in Kent in connection with terrorism offences

A general view of the Port of Dover. Credit: PA

Two men have been arrested in connection with terrorism offences as they tried to leave the UK.

The men, aged 22 and 20, were arrested by Kent Police at the Dover Eastern Docks.

They have been arrested under the Terrorism Act 2006, preparation of terrorism acts, and are currently in custody.

It follows an investigation by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.

I would firstly like to confirm these arrests are not linked to the Paris terrorist incidents and there is no immediate threat to the local community. These men were trying to leave the UK via Dover and were arrested following good work by Kent police officers at the port.

– Det Supt Ian Hunter, Head of Investigations in SECTU

Police say anyone who knows of someone who may be potentially vulnerable to being drawn into terrorist-related activity, including travelling abroad to conflict zones should contact local police for advice and support on 101.

Lorry driver jailed for smuggling tobacco

The driver was jailed for 14 months Credit: HMRC

A Polish lorry driver, who smuggled 445 kilos of tobacco into Dover’s Eastern Docks, has been jailed for 14 months.

Adam Zbigniew Tyszkiewicz, 42, was arrested by Border Force officers in September 2015.

They discovered 445 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco in his lorry. Following his arrest, HM Revenue and Customs carried out an investigation and discovered that around £82,747 of duty had been evaded.

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MPs to discuss Operation Stack problems

Operation Stack causes chaos on Kent's roads Credit: PA

A committee of MPs is to discuss the ongoing problems caused by Operation Stack.

The procedure is used by Kent Police to park or "stack" lorries on the M20 in Kent when their are problems at channel crossings caused by industrial action or disrupted services.

Today representatives from police, local authorities and Freight Transport Association will discuss the problems that Op Stack causes for Kent residents, businesses and the local economy.

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Dover eyesore demolition begins

It's been described as the biggest eyesore in Dover but work to remove it from the landscape is finally underway.

Burlington House is being demolished but not in the usual way. The thirteen storey office block in Townhall Street is full of asbestos so needs to be stripped from the inside out. David Johns has been to see how the process will happen.

He speaks to demolition contractor Eric Rosay and Kevin Charles from Dover District Council.

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