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France will double the number of police patrolling its beaches, using £54m from the Home Office, after 287 migrants made it to England in 12 boats yesterday. The number of people heading across the Channel this year has now overtaken the total for 2020, including 1,000 in the past three days. Calm, sunny seas are encouraging crossings. Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space for 11 minutes yesterday afternoon. “Best day ever,” he said as he left his capsule. More than a million children missed school last week because of Covid, and the British Meat Processors Association has warned the Today programme that Britain’s “pingdemic” is threatening food supply chains.