The northern French port of Calais was this week the scene of violent clashes between police and migrants who continue to gather in their thousands in the hope of crossing illegally into Britain. While a recent security clampdown at the port and Channel Tunnel entrance has succeeded in reducing incursions, migrants continue to arrive in Calais and the numbers living in the infamous makeshift ‘jungle’ camp have swollen significantly. As winter approaches, the authorities are attempting to disperse the migrants, some to holding centres, others into temporary accommodation, while actively inciting them to apply for asylum in France. Carine Fouteau reports.
Householders complained of intrusions by migrants who stole objects to block lorries, amid three nights of violent clashes with police.
Only four of ten pilot whales discovered stranded for unknown reasons on sands near Calais survived operations to return them to the sea.
In just a year the number of migrants living in the so-called 'New Jungle' camp at Calais in north-east France waiting to get to the UK has doubled to around 6,000. The migrant question has now become a key issue in December's regional elections, with the head of the far-right Front National, Marine Le Pen, standing for the region that includes Calais. But what do the town's residents think about the migrants and their plight? As Haydée Sabéran found out, it is a complex picture.
After a man believed Syrian was hit by a car on a local motorway Thursday, another person died after being hit be a Channel Tunnel freight train.
Migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and Middle East live in a so-called 'jungle' of makeshift camps in Channel port Calais, hoping to reach UK.
About 200 migrants clashed with staff and police as they tried to get into the tunnel on the French side, forcing suspension of rail services.
Patients in county Kent are to be offered fast-track surgery in Calais under a scheme officials said was prompted by EU competition rules.
Food and water were distributed to passengers on the Paris to London stranded at the Calais-Frethun station in northern France.
EU will provide €5m aid to help France build tented encampment for 1,500 people to replace existing 'jungle' of makeshift shelters.
Passengers at Dover and Calais were left stranded for hours after protest on eve of visit to French port by French prime minister.
Protesters used lifeboats to stop ships entering or leaving the French port on one of busiest nights of the year.
Protest aimed at getting prisoner, whose father was among those killed in Roma camp earlier this week, released for funeral.
The 22-year-old Eritrean suffered a head injury and internal bleeding as Channel Tunnel briefly closed by migrants on railway.
Migrants in Calais chanted 'We are not animals' as French, UK ministers announced new measures including a joint 'control and command centre'.