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Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable says controversial 75,000 cap on migrants ‘isn’t going to happen’

‘Crocodile’ sighted in Channel was a log

A large crocodile sighted in the English Channel on Friday was actually a piece of wood, coastguards in Dover and France said yesterday.

Dover regatta course criticised after death

A powerboat crewman died in a race on a course which was too short and on which the risks had not been properly assessed, a marine accident report said today.

Dunkirk veterans set sail for anniversary event

Second World War veterans set sail from Dover today to cross the English Channel to Dunkirk for a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the evacuation.

Rail firms accused over missing 'first-class' seats

Britain's complex rail ticketing system excelled itself yesterday when it emerged that a train company is selling first-class tickets for trains without first-class seating.

£17m fund will protect landscape

More than £17m has been earmarked to help preserve landscapes across Britain, the Heritage Lottery Fund announced yesterday.

Woman in court accused of sister's murder

The sister of a woman who was found stabbed to death in a field appeared in court today accused of her murder.

The A-Z of European ferries

If last week clouded your opinion of flying, then Simon Calder has some ship-shaped solutions, from island-hops to cross-channel bargains

The Return of Captain John Emmett, By Elizabeth Speller

During the First World War, 346 British soldiers were shot, mostly for cowardice or desertion, but only three were officers. Elizabeth Speller's absorbing first novel deals with the way that a single tragic execution poisons and distorts the lives of survivors in the aftermath of war.

Mother left in car park by couple on ferry trip

A couple alerted police at one of Britain's busiest ports after accidentally leaving their elderly mother behind in a car park at Dover while taking a ferry trip to France.

Child asylum seekers 'denied food and medicine'

Child asylum seekers arriving in Dover, some suffering from illness or serious injuries, are being denied basics such as rest, food and medicine before they complete "oppressive" interviews with the UK Border Agency, it was claimed today.

Professor Sir Kenneth Dover: Hellenist best known for his work on Greek homosexuality and for two controversial presidencies

Professor Sir Kenneth Dover was the foremost Hellenist of his generation, a skilled and authoritative interpreter of almost all the multifarious genres of ancient Greek literature. Somewhat to his regret he was probably most widely known as a disarmingly frank pioneer historian of Greek male same-sex gendering and sexuality, but he should better be remembered, and his work long revisited, as a quite formidable exponent of a unique combination of precise philological mastery with broader historical, sociological, and aesthetic exegesis, both of major canonical texts and of Greek (mainly Athenian) popular thought and morality. His career of high academic office-holding was attended by some considerable notoriety as well as renown.

Snow clears after another bout of disruption

The big chill returned to parts of Britain today as heavy snowfalls and ice caused disruption on the road and rail network.

Tips and deals of the week: 07/02/2010

Deals of the week

Sail to France for £20

Snap up a cheap ferry ticket from LD Lines during half-term between Dover and Boulogne, Newhaven and Dieppe, and Portsmouth and Le Havre. Go to ldlines.com

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Get on board: take the ferry and travel to the Continent the easy way for a holiday you won’t forget
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