The Easter holidays are here, and for thousands of British families that means heading off on a well-deserved break.
But things got off to a less-than-ideal start over the weekend as gridlock at Dover saw some ferry passengers endure 18-hour queues.
The Port of Dover declared a critical incident and said it had been “working round the clock with the ferry operators and border agencies to get coach passengers on their way, with extra sailings being put on overnight to help clear the backlog”.
It seems to have finally cleared as of Monday morning, but will the same problems hit the UK’s busiest port next weekend?
Meanwhile, today sees the start of a five-week strike by workers for HM Passport Office, which could result in more than one million passport applications getting stuck in a bottleneck.
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