Channel crossing

French authorities identify victims of Channel migrant boat disaster

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The identities of 26 of the 27 recorded victims of the sinking in the Channel last month of a boat carrying migrants trying to cross the sea from France to the UK have been identified by the French authorities.

French flyboarder fails in bid to hover over Channel to England

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Franky Zapata, a 40-year-old French military reservist who has developed a one-person, jet-powered hoverboard failed in his attempt to be the first to fly on such a machine from France's northern coast to England after he ended up in the water during a mid-Channel refuelling stop.