The European Union has so far rebuffed British calls for talks on a deal to allow London to send unwanted migrants back to Europe from 2021, and could use the issue as potential leverage in wider Brexit negotiations, diplomats and officials said.
An Australian marathon swimmer on Sunday (Aug 16) became the second woman to break the men's record for number of Channel crossings - and avoided new UK quarantine rules on French arrivals on her return.
Britain appointed a commander on Sunday to lead its response to illegal small boat crossings across the Channel and said it was exploring tougher action after a spate of migrant arrivals.
Five boats carrying 65 migrants have been intercepted while attempting to cross the English Channel. The Home Office said 58 males and seven females were picked up between 07:30 and 22:30 BST on Saturday.
The number of unaccompanied young migrants crossing the Channel from France to Britain has spiked during the coronavirus outbreak, as travel restrictions force them onto boats rather than trucks.
Seventy-one migrants were intercepted on several boats in the English Channel overnight, with some needing hospitalization for hypothermia, French and British authorities said on Thursday.
A Swindon Crown Court on Monday handed down jail sentences to two workers of a security company who illegally accessed footage of the autopsy of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, leading to its online mass distribution.
HMS Forth that in a few months time will be replacing HMS Clyde as Falkland Islands permanent patrol has been engaged in shadowing a Russian patrol ship as it passes through the English Channel towards Dover.
A group of 34 migrants have been brought ashore after the UK Border Force intercepted a boat in the Channel. The group of people, whose nationalities are not yet known, were brought to shore at Dover by a coastal patrol vessel and given blankets.
The body recovered from the wreckage of a crashed plane is that of Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala, Dorset Police have said. Sala, 28, was travelling to Cardiff in a plane piloted by David Ibbotson, which went missing over the English Channel on 21 January. The body was recovered late on Wednesday after the wreckage was found on Sunday morning.