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

Accor hotels deal with Eurotunnel

ACCOR, the French hotels group, is to build and operate three hotels on Eurotunnel's Cite de l'Europe site in Coquelles near Calais.

Third body found buried in Isabel Peake suspect's basement

POLICE HUNTING the suspected murderer of the British student, Isabel Peake, found the body of a third victim yesterday in the cellar of a building where the fugitive had been living in Amiens in northern France.

Isabel Peake suspect `killed third woman'

POLICE HUNTING the suspected murderer of the British student, Isabel Peake, found the body of a third victim yesterday in the cellar of a building where the fugitive had been living in Amiens in northern France.

French police hopeful in hunt for train killer

FRENCH POLICE said last night that they were confident they could make an arrest of the murderer of Isabel Peake, a British student, in October, on the basis of information linking the suspect to the murder of a French woman on a train earlier this week.

Channel hopping: The complete guide to Channel hopping

The British are notoriously bad at making the most of the Continent on their doorstep. We may like swimming the Channel for kicks, or nipping over for a few trunkfuls of Customs-beating booze'n'fags, but we tend to ignore the rest of the riches on the other side of those few miles of choppy grey water. Still, with more ways than ever of going European, the time is right to take the plunge... By Brian Harris

Mysterious men in air escape bid

BRITISH POLICE arrived in France last night to track two men claiming to be escaped prisoners, who stole a light aircraft, flew across the Channel and landed on a beach near the French port of Calais.

Welcome to England

PICTURE the scene, if you will. You won't? Well tough. I'll describe it anyway. The scene - sit up at the back there - is a country road on a typical English August night: six lanes of heavy traffic and the rain gouting down like catastrophe or second thoughts. The traffic is all driven by madmen, gits, the snout-and-leisurewear set; in the backs of the cars, children retch and swirl; wives scold, purse their lips and dream of guns and hysterectomies. Despite the rain, the air is clogged and mephitic, a chewy, rancid soup of petrol fumes and brassica-fart. Hustled out of Dover into an insanity of cones and hoardings, shunted away from the feral refugee-stabbings, dodgy coppers and local newspapermen wired to the moon, the lurching boil of traffic has raged its way on to the motorway and is now confronted by a lovely sign: No Services For 68 Miles.

LETTER: Price at the pump

Sir: I remember the time, before we had found our own oil, when I would join the long queue at "the last petrol station in England" and fill my car to the brim with the stuff before boarding the Dover-Calais ferry. On the journey home, like many others, I ran the risk of running out in order to arrive at Calais with a virtually empty tank so that as little French fuel was used as possible.
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