Forecasts of high winds and lashing rain for the weekend have failed to deter fresh attempts by migrants to cross the English Channel.
Search and rescue operations continue after a surge in migrants trying to cross the English Channel on Thursday.
Young children have been rescued from the English Channel in near-freezing conditions after several dinghies thought to be carrying migrants tried to make the crossing to the UK.
Border Force has intercepted 12 migrants in a small boat travelling across the English Channel.
More than 40 migrants, including eight children, have been intercepted by the Border Force attempting to cross the English Channel.
French fishermen hurled flares and rocks at a north-east trawler as a bitter dispute over shellfish turned violent.
A NORTH-EAST student has raised thousands of pounds for charity after swimming the English Channel.