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How Calais migrant crisis has worsened since Macron's visit

By Elisa Perrigueur
Migrants living rough in Calais, February 2nd, 2018. © Elisa Perrigueur Migrants living rough in Calais, February 2nd, 2018. © Elisa Perrigueur

A recent battle between groups of migrants in Calais left 21 people injured, including five with gunshot wounds. Four were left in a critical condition. Local voluntary groups on the ground say that the situation in the Channel port town has got worse in recent weeks, notably after a visit by President Emmanuel Macron and because of a policy of not allowing any new migrant camps to spring up. Elisa Perrigueur reports from Calais.

Johnson's floated Channel bridge idea given thumbs-down

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson's proposition to build a road traffic bridge linking England and France, which he mooted at Thursday's summit meeting between the British and French governments, has been dismissed by industrial bodies and experts as impractical and unnecessary.

Britons jailed for cross-Channel people smuggling

The two men, who attempted to smuggle 14 Albanians across the Channel from Dieppe to Eastbourne in 2014, were arrested after their boat ran into difficulties as they reached the English coast.

Man and woman found dead in French castle moat after 'lovemaking' fall

Police said the bodies were at the foot of Vauban Fort on the French Channel island of Chausey, and suspected they had slipped while having sex. 

Man dies as 1,500 migrants try to enter Channel Tunnel

Victim, said to be Sudanese and aged between 25 and 30, is reported to have been hit by a lorry as UK's PM calls Calais situation 'very concerning'.

Travel chaos as Channel tunnel shuts amid French ferry workers strike

Eurotunnel, Eurostar and ferry services suspended as workers hold wildcat strike, prompting migrants to try to break into gridlocked vehicles.

French entrepreneurs cashing in on English side of the tunnel

Lower taxes and more jobs are drawing French companies to Ashford on the railway line between London and Paris.

Calais mayor warns of blockade over illegal migration

Natacha Bouchart says town is held 'hostage' by about 1,300 migrants and will block port unless UK does more to control their numbers.

French police make fresh move on Calais migrants

Officers clear makeshift camp housing some 500 migrants at a food distribution point close to the French port where they had been squatting.