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Russian warships met with British resistance in Dover

Thousands of people headed for the Kent and Sussex coast today to witness a spectacular and politically tense event in the English Channel. In a show of military strength, a task force of Russian warships passed through the Dover Strait, at around 1030 this morning. They're said to be heading to the Mediterranean to bolster the bombing campaign against the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo. This report by Tom Savvides includes an interview with defence analyst Paul Beaver and pictures from Dovermarina.com.

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Close-up video of Russian warships in English Channel

The Admiral Kuznetsov and seven other vessels are passing the UK as they head to Syria, where Russia backs the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

The Royal Navy said it and Nato would monitor the mission, as is usual when other nations' fleets enter UK waters.

A Navy spokeswoman said: "UK and Nato assets routinely monitor warships from other nations when they enter our area of interest and this will be no different."

Two British naval ships are shadowing the Russian vessels.

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Russian ships pass through English Channel

Waiting for the Russian ships to pass through Credit: Gareth Fuller PA Wire/PA Images

People have been gathering on the cliffs of Dover as Russian warships pass through through to reinforce the attack on the besieged city of Aleppo.

The Admiral Kuznetsov and seven other vessels are passing the UK as they head to Syria, where Russia backs the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

The Royal Navy said it and Nato would monitor the mission, as is usual when other nations' fleets enter UK waters.

A Navy spokeswoman said: "UK and Nato assets routinely monitor warships from other nations when they enter our area of interest and this will be no different."

Two British naval ships are shadowing the Russian vessels.

Sussex celebrates 950th anniversary of 'Britain's most famous battle'

Today marks the 950th anniversary of possibly the most famous battle on English soil.

On this day in 1066 at least 20,000 men decided the fate of our nation - when William the Conqueror defeated King Harold on the fields of Sussex.

The Battle of Hastings will be recreated once again in Battle itself this weekend, while a bonfire procession will be among the celebrations in Hastings. But why is 1066 so important?

Andy Dickenson speaks to Sam Stones of English Heritage, Nick Lynas of Hastings Bonfire Society and 1066 walker Nigel Amos.

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