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The immigration chief in Calais has said the UK has created "a magnet for illegal immigrants."

France has called on Britain to 'share' more of the policing and financial 'burden' caused by the pile-up of illegal immigrants in Calais

France calls on Britain to 'share' Calais immigrant 'burden'

The vast majority of the migrants there refuse to apply for asylum in France, as once they do so, they will lose their right to seek asylum in the UK

Sailor Geoffrey Cole's body found in Devon cove two weeks after yacht found in France

Police say his body was found on Friday off Exmouth

Calais standoff: Syrian asylum-seeker threatens to jump from ferry terminal roof

A Syrian asylum-seeker attempted to throw himself from the roof of the ferry terminal in Calais today after a day of negotiations with French and British authorities failed to satisfy 50 Syrians who have been squatting on a gangway at the channel port since Wednesday.

Brothers face court on charge of travelling to terror training camp

Two brothers who were stopped by police in Dover have appeared in court accused of travelling to a terrorist training camp in Syria.

Search for pilot whose light aircraft crashed into English Channel set to resume

British emergency services coordinate cross-channel search and rescue operation in hunt for single-engine plane that came down off the Kent coast

Deals of the week - County Cork, French camping, Sicily Spa

Less than £200... Spring is a fine time to take in the delights of Ireland. Until 30 May, Irish Ferries Holidays is offering three nights at The Castle Hotel in County Cork for £192pp, with breakfast and return ferry crossings from Pembroke to Rosslare and car included. Irishferries.com

Moore’s Vertebrae is juxtaposed with Rodin’s The Burghers of Calais

Visual art review: Rodin comes acalling at Henry Moore's place ... it's the great bronze off!

Defy the traffic beside the Houses of Parliament and you can see, to one side, Henry Moore's Knife Edge Two Piece and to the other, Rodin's The Burghers of Calais. Or you could do, until what the French sculptor called "my novel" was trundled up the A10 to Perry Green in Hertfordshire, to Moore's home, studio and gardens. Here, for the first time, the great modernist's work is being shown alongside that of another artist. Other collaborations will follow, but Rodin is the obvious first guest – Moore treasured an early volume about him, bought his work, liked the things he liked.

Criminal gangs are smuggling immigrants out of the UK

Criminal gangs are smuggling illegal immigrants out of the UK as well as in, a report due to be broadcast this evening will allege.

Jeremy Forrest (left) will return to the UK after a French court agreed to his extradition

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest to be extradited

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest will return to the UK after a French court agreed to his extradition today.

A CCTV image, released by Sussex Police earlier this week, of Jeremy Forrest and Megan Stammers on a ferry from Dover to Calais

Megan Stammers and Jeremy Forrest found, hand in hand, after eight days that felt like a lifetime

Teacher and 15-year-old Megan Stammers are tracked down by French police in Bordeaux

Megan and Jeremy Forrest were last sighted on a cross-Channel ferry

Tearful father begs his son to bring teenage pupil Megan Stammers home

European arrest warrant is issued for maths teacher and 15-year-old as focus shifts to Spain

Father to appeal to runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest

The father of maths teacher Jeremy Forrest will today make a public appeal for his son to return home with his runaway teenage pupil, Megan Stammers.

Megan and her teacher could be anywhere in Europe, admit police

Missing schoolgirl Megan Stammers and her maths teacher Jeremy Forrest could be anywhere in Europe, police admitted yesterday, as Interpol joined the search.

29 stowaways found by investigators in northern France

Investigators discovered 29 stowaways hidden inside three lorries in northern France waiting to cross to the UK, the Border Force said.

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