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Britain to start building anti-migrant wall in Calais

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:19 PM

The wall which is expected to cost 2 7 million euros 3 0 million will be the latest barrier to go up around Europe as the continent struggles with its biggest migrant influx in decades

In this file photo, migrants stand near the A16 motorway near the site of the Eurotunnel in Coquelles, near Calais, northern France on January 21, 2016. Philippe Huguen/AFP

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Dec 18, 2015 - 1:50 PM

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Calais migrant killed on motorway close to Channel Tunnel

Oct 15, 2015 - 3:36 PM

An ambulance crew who brought the man to hospital says he was hit by a car on the A16 motorway at Calais close to the heavily guarded Eurotunnel site

CHANNEL TUNNEL. A file picture dated 29 July 2015 shows a general view of the Eurotunnel train tracks at the entrance of the Channel Tunnel in Coquelles, near Calais, France. File Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

Channel Tunnel traffic resumes after migrant intrusion – Eurotunnel

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:43 PM

UPDATED Ten people including 7 migrants suffer minor injuries in the storming of the tunnel a firefighter at the scene says

CHANNEL TUNNEL. Police officers and gendarmes stand guard during the eviction of migrants from a camp site in Calais, northern France, on September 21, 2015. Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

UK police head to France to counter migrant traffickers

Aug 20, 2015 - 8:50 AM

The officers will work alongside their French counterparts in a Command and Control Centre Britain s interior ministry says

DANGEROUS CROSSING. Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28, 2015 in Calais-Frethun. Philippe Huguen/AFP

Failing to reach Britain, migrants settle for France

Aug 16, 2015 - 12:50 PM

England would be good but I m tired

TEMPORARY CAMP? Migrants wait in a migrant camp called 'New Jungle' next to the fence of the ferry port in Calais, northern France, on August 14, 2015. Philippe Huguen/AFP

UK government announces new steps against illegal immigrants

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:18 AM

Images of migrants trying illegally to cross the Channel Tunnel from France to Britain have fueled calls from political opponents for ministers to do more

EYEING OPPORTUNITY. A migrant waits over the railway, in Calais, France, 30 July 2015. Yoan Valat/EPA

UK protests held to support and oppose Tunnel migrants

Aug 02, 2015 - 12:36 AM

Small groups gather in protest for and against migrants

French police slow migrant bids to cross Channel

Jul 30, 2015 - 8:54 PM

The crisis in Calais has spiked in intensity in the past few days with upwards of 2 000 desperate bids to sneak into the tunnel to get to Britain

CONFRONTATION. French gendarmes face migrants on the Eurotunnel site near the boarding docks in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on late July 29, 2015. Philippe Huguen/AFP

Some '2,000' migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel terminal

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:36 AM

Eurotunnel: It was the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half

DANGEROUS CROSSING. Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28, 2015 in Calais-Frethun. Philippe Huguen/AFP

Channel Tunnel services resume after fire – Eurotunnel

Jan 18, 2015 - 3:03 PM

Eurotunnel on Channel Tunnel operations: Our passenger service is currently operating to schedule with up to one departure per hour

BACK IN BUSINESS. Eurostar passengers queue up for Eurostar trains at St.Pancras International in London, Britain, 17 January 2015. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Truck fire halts traffic in Channel Tunnel

Jan 18, 2015 - 8:32 AM

The fire sparks travel chaos in both Britain and France with long queues for refunds at London s St Pancras station

STRANDED. Eurostar passengers queue up for Eurostar trains at St.Pancras International in London, Britain, 17 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA