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Saturday 28 March 2009
Sunday 15 March 2009
Mark Bayley, the finance director at London & Continental Railways (LCR), has been appointed chief executive of the Channel Tunnel rail link builder. The current chief executive, Rob Holden, will leave LCR at the end of the month to take over the £16bn London Crossrail project.
Monday 19 January 2009
A Russian-registered cargo ship today lost 1,500 metric tonnes of timber in rough seas in the English Channel, coastguards said.
Thursday 23 October 2008
It may look like a very British country boarding school, housed in a George Devey-designed Victorian mansion. But Northbourne Park in Kent is, according to headmaster Edward Balfour, a "mid-Manche school". Each year, it plucks three-dozen pupils from French schools in Paris, Marseille and Madrid, and sees them through the Sixième and Cinquième – Years 7 and 8 – alongside English pupils.
Thursday 16 October 2008
Thursday 25 September 2008
Poor weather conditions today scuppered a Swiss adventurer's record-breaking attempt to become the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing.
Wednesday 24 September 2008
A passenger train from London to Paris was halted briefly in the undersea Channel Tunnel linking England and France because of a technical problem with the train, operator Eurostar said today.
Sunday 14 September 2008
Saturday 13 September 2008
Just what Dr Beeching didn't order, but what we need: a new age of the train. Air France has announced that it will do the decent thing and become Rail France, running ultra-high-speed trains between London and Paris.
Friday 12 September 2008
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.
Wednesday 23 July 2008
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.
Monday 19 May 2008
Saturday 22 March 2008
Britain's railway network was partially crippled yesterday as four days of Easter engineering work got under way and forecasters predicted a bitterly cold start to the Easter weekend.
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Monday 18 February 2008
Arsonists set alight a large stack of timber washed up on a beach afer a cargo ship sank in the English Channel.
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