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16 killed in stampede for government jobs

Passengers' fury as 200 are struck down on 'virus' cruise ship

A cruise ship had to return to the UK prematurely after hundreds of passengers were struck down by a virus. More than 2,000 Britons finally disembarked from the Sea Princess after it docked in the port of Southampton yesterday morning.

Athletics: Gatlin out of the running for Gateshead duel with Powell

The biggest athletics showdown at Gateshead since Linford Christie met Carl Lewis for a £120,000 prize 13 years ago has fallen apart, with Justin Gatlin pulling out of his projected 100 metres race against the joint world record-holder Asafa Powell.

How ethical shopping is making business go green

Companies are exploring the use of biodegradable plastics because it makes business sense for several reasons - all of them linked to the environment.

Tunnel link busts budget

More For Your Money: Old Ford E3

The real East Enders

On this issue I am ready to take to the streets

Just two days of debate are all that may lie between us and the loss of 300 years of liberty

Tunnel firms fear waters will close over them

A decade after the Channel Tunnel opened to passengers, the rail companies are struggling to stay afloat, reports Clayton Hirst

Eurotunnel state aid plan replaced by cost-cutting

The new board of Eurotunnel yesterday abandoned its attempts to persuade the British and French governments to bail out the Channel Tunnel and instead unveiled a rescue plan based on cost savings and higher revenues.

PsychoGeography #36: A case of tunnel vision?

I've always been a big fan of the Eurostar train service to Paris and the Channel Tunnel.

Market Report: Eurotunnel hit by fears of debt for equity swap

Short sellers attacked E urotunnel yesterday, sending shares in the Channel Tunnel operator 1p lower to a near all-time low of 24.75p. The short sellers are of the view that the company's future is in the hands of its creditors ­ who are owed more than £6bn ­ and that a debt for equity swap, like that seen at Marconi, is looking ever more likely.

Eurostar in the dark over Eurotunnel

Eurostar, the cross-Channel train operator, has hit out at the new board of Eurotunnel for keeping it in the dark on its rescue plans.

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