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Man arrested in Kent under Terror Act

Detectives were today questioning a man under the Terrorism Act after he was arrested in a quiet country village.

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Fears were growing last night that the Italian airline Alitalia would collapse, days after some 85,000 British holidaymakers were stranded abroad when the travel firm XL Leisure Tours went bust.

Blaze may disrupt Eurostar services for several months

Cross-channel services could be disrupted for several months because damage to the Channel Tunnel in Thursday's blaze was more serious than originally thought, French officials said yesterday.

Thousands still stranded by Channel Tunnel blaze

Cross-channel traffic could be disrupted for several weeks after a fire and explosion on a freight shuttle seriously damaged part of the Channel Tunnel yesterday.

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Crossrail chairmanship interests Holden

Rob Holden, the man who masterminded the high-speed Channel Tunnel rail link, has indi-cated that he is interested in becoming chairman of the £16bn Crossrail project.

Tunnel link boss waits for offer to mastermind Crossrail project

Rob Holden, the 52-year-old behind the high-speed Channel Tunnel extension, will be approached to run the £16bn Crossrail project, which finally received government backing last week.

Apology over 'terror detention' for parents

The parents of a disabled child have received an apology from police after being detained under the Terrorism Act as they made a day trip to France, it emerged today.

The running cost is £9bn but London will leap all the hurdles

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Eurotunnel to tap investors in €900m rights issue

Eurotunnel will announce a €900m (£700m) rights issue today that it hopes will be the last piece of the massive financial restructuring at the long-stricken Channel Tunnel operator.

Eurostar credits move to St Pancras for boosting ticket revenues by 25 per cent

Five months ago, Eurostar executives were toasting the rail operator's successful move from Waterloo to St Pancras at the elegant champagne bar in its new terminal. They no doubt broke out the bubbly again yesterday after reporting record passenger numbers and revenues for the first three months of the year – as customers flock to the high-speed cross-Channel service which promotes itself as the eco-friendly transport of choice.

Station change boosts Eurostar

A switch of London terminals helped Channel Tunnel high-speed rail company Eurostar record a big rise in passenger numbers and revenue in the first part of this year, it was announced today.

Now for <i>entente cordiale</i>

The entente cordiale has made Britain and France, in theory at least, good neighbours for more than a century.

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