The Coastguard helped rescue the occupants of the three boats off the coast at Dover on Tuesday morning.Read the full story ›
Border Force was alerted to several small boats travelling across the Channel on Tuesday, the Home Office said.Read the full story ›
An MP hit out at the UK's migrant "crisis" after reports of multiple boats arriving off the Kent coast on Saturday.Read the full story ›
A family of seven including five children have been handed to immigration officials after an empty dinghy was spotted in the Channel.Read the full story ›
Two Border Force cutters and a coastal patrol vessel intercepted the small rigid-hulled inflatable boat at around 6.30am on Monday.Read the full story ›
The Home Office has confirmed it is planning to expand a 'premium service' which allows customers to cut passport queues.Read the full story ›
Whistle-blowers within the Border Force have reportedly told Labour they have been told to expect £88m of cuts in the next two years.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of immigration officers are to be recruited by the UK Border weeks after it disclosed that 450 staff were cut last year to meet government spending cuts.
According to the Times, the organisation will hire more new officers in the next few months than the total it lost through voluntary redundancy and natural wastage last year.
Former transport minister Jim Fitzpatrick, Labour's aviation spokesman, said:
This is a pure cover-up. I can understand people wanting to take pictures of the queues.
This is further evidence of Border Force trying to hide the severity of the problem.
Passengers need to know how to register complaints and for Border Force to try to prevent them doing so is outrageous.
Marc Owen, director of UK Border Agency operations at Heathrow, wrote in an email to BAA:
The leaflet... is both inflammatory and likely to increase tensions in arrivals halls especially in the current atmosphere.
It is inappropriate in that it is not for you to display how to complain on our behalf.
Please refrain from handing out (the leaflets) or I will escalate (the matter) with ministers who are likely to take a very dim view.
I know there are copies in the hall and your troops are ready with them.
The email was obtained by The Daily Telegraph.