Migrant crossings of Channel reach new daily record

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A total of 1,295 migrants in 27 small boats crossed the Channel from France to England on Monday according to the UK defence ministry, marking the highest number ever recorded in a single day, while the more than 22,500 people who have made the perilous crossing so far this year is almost double the numbers recorded over the same period in 2021. 

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Almost 1,300 migrants crossed the Channel to southern England in small boats on Monday, setting a new record for crossings in a single day, reports BBC News.