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'Shocked' and 'appalled' - anger over conditions for refugees detained in Kent

Organisations and charities supporting refugees have criticised the Government following a damning inspection into three detention centres in Kent.

Didcot Mum swims English Channel for 50th Birthday

The Mum of three from Didcot wanted to celebrate her half century by completing a life-time's ambition, and to support her Auntie who lives in Wimborne.

409: New daily record for number of migrants crossing the Channel in one day

At least 409 migrants crossed to the UK on small boats on Wednesday - a new single-day record. The PA news agency, which tracks and analyses numbers of migrant crossings, has compiled a list of five days this year when a new record was set.