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1 HOUR AGO - The Guardian

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Emergency measures back on Kent roads to fight Channel tunnel gridlock

Police reintroduce Operation Stack and close M20 between junctions eight and nine to non-freight traffic after continued disruption in CalaisKent police have reintroduced emergency motorway measures to combat gridlock on the county’s roads because of disruption in Calais involving “migrant activity” at the entrance of the Channel tunnel.. Related: Operation Stack: when disrupted Channel crossings lead to extreme traffic control ...

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16 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Calais migrants: life in the Jungle – video

Away from the chaotic scenes on Calais's motorways and ports, the migrant camp known as the 'new Jungle' is growing fast and showing signs of becoming a permanent fixture. The Guardian spent three weeks following the lives of a few of its 3,000 residents, rare in-depth access that reveals a growing human cost of the crisis, and the challenges facing ...

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17 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Fleeting fixtures and precarious lives in the migrant camp of Fortress Calais

With street lights and bike shops springing up in the ‘Jungle’ there is a growing sense of permanence, but often little trace of the people who came and wentIn the far corner of a cemetery on the outskirts of Calais, a couple of gravediggers chat quietly as they wait beside a small, freshly dug hole.The conversation stops as they are ...

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JUL 26, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Danish company suspends Calais-Dover cross-Channel ferries

Danish ferry company DFDS Seaways said Sunday it has suspended its services linking northern France's Calais and England's Dover after one of its vessels was hit by a distress signal. "On Saturday night, one of our ferries, the Malo Seaways, was the target of distress flares, one of which struck our ferry," a company spokesman told AFP. "After these incidents ...

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JUL 26, 2015 - Reuters

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Channel Tunnel disruption ends as Calais migrant activity falls

LONDON (Reuters) - Eurotunnel said on Sunday it had resumed "normal service" and British police said they had lifted traffic management measures around the Channel Tunnel after migrants in France disrupted travel on Saturday.

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