Meridian Migrants

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.

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Calling for compassion: Sussex woman opens home to asylum seekers

A woman from Sussex, who welcomes asylum seekers to stay with her while their applications are processed, says more should be done to help refugees. Alison Mohammed, from Hassocks, currently shares her family home and garden with asylum seeker Ibrahim.

Councils urged to 'take responsibility' for lone migrant children

Councils outside of Kent are being asked by the government to "take responsibility" for lone migrant children arriving via the Channel. More than 48 councils have pledged at least 200 places since June, but the Home Office says more are needed.